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  • Take Control of FaceTime and Messages cover

    Take Control of FaceTime and Messages

    Dig into FaceTime, Messages, and Phone from the basics through the most advanced and interesting features available, including screen sharing, group calls, and sending rich messages in Take Control of FaceTime and Messages. This comprehensive book will answer every question, and reveal useful features you never knew existed.

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    Take Control of Your Digital Storage

    This book demystifies storage on the Mac, from mechanical hard drives to solid-state disks, and covering topics such as network-attached storage (NAS), cloud storage, repairing and managing disks, encryption, filesystems (including APFS), and managing data.

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  • Take Control of Untangling Connections cover

    Take Control of Untangling Connections

    Frustrated with your peripheral cables? Tangled up in standards and compatibility? Glenn Fleishman figuratively cuts through the mess of ports, cables, and protocols with his new book, Take Control of Untangling Connections. The book sets out to answer the most common questions and troubleshoot frequently occurring problems. You’ll learn how to buy the best cable, identify the cables you have, and recognize and research ports. You get all the answers on how to connect USB, Thunderbolt, Ethernet, DisplayPort, HDMI, and audio at the fastest, best, or highest-fidelity method available.

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  • Take Control of iOS & iPadOS Privacy and Security cover

    Take Control of iOS & iPadOS Privacy and Security

    Ensuring that your iPhone or iPad’s data remains secure and in your control and that your private data remains private isn’t a battle—if you know what boxes to check and how to configure iOS and iPadOS to your advantage. Take Control of iOS & iPadOS Privacy and Security takes you into the intricacies of Apple’s choices when it comes to networking, data sharing, and encryption. Updated for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15!

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  • Take Control of Find My and AirTags cover

    Take Control of Find My and AirTags

    Take Control of Find My and AirTags takes you inside Apple’s Find My ecosystem. Once a way to track the whereabouts of your iPhone by having it ping the internet at regular intervals, now Find My encompasses sharing and following people (with permission), much of Apple’s hardware and some Beats audio gear, and new trackers from Apple and third parties (including the AirTag). This book helps you understand how it all fits together, and how to keep yourself safe by preventing, identifying, and blocking unwanted tracking.

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    Take Control of iCloud

    Apple’s iCloud service is highly useful, but it can also create headaches for the average user. In Take Control of iCloud, Eighth Edition, Joe Kissell explains how to avoid frustrations and make iCloud work for you across all your devices.

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  • Take Control of Zoom 2.0 cover

    Take Control of Zoom

    The rise of Zoom during the pandemic has made many of us comfortable with this popular videoconferencing software. But the differences in Zoom from one platform to the next, the long list of complex features, and a constant stream of updates make it challenging to master. Take Control of Zoom, Second Edition provides a comprehensive look at Zoom from start to finish. Beginners will learn everything they need to get started, while more advanced users will sharpen their skills and discover new tricks. Everyone will benefit from extensive details on privacy and security.

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  • Take Control of Home Security Cameras cover

    Take Control of Home Security Cameras

    Are you thinking about installing a home security camera (or several!) or a smart-home security and sensor system that includes cameras? This book guides you through the many decisions about quality, features, privacy, and security that will help you find just what you want. If you own one or more home security cameras already, you’ll learn much more about options, configuration, and changes you can make—and how you might expand your system or replace parts of it. (This book could even convince you that the time isn’t right to purchase a home security camera given tradeoffs you don’t want to make, especially on privacy and security!)

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  • Take Control of Cryptocurrency cover

    Take Control of Cryptocurrency

    In Take Control of Cryptocurrency, Glenn Fleishman casts aside the headlines and hype around cryptocurrency to dig in on the fundamentals. You learn everything you need to know as an individual from the ground up about cryptocurrency, including details about the popular forms of it. You’ll find out what risks it poses for the planet—and for your pocketbook. Discover the role of a cryptocurrency wallet, how to find the best one, and how to use it safely. You will understand the ins and outs of buying and selling cryptocurrency and using it for real-world purchases and sales. Glenn also explains the mystery of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), which are a peculiar but popular use of cryptocurrency that lets you own unique digital artwork.

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  • Take Control of Your Apple ID 3.0 cover

    Take Control of Your Apple ID

    This book covers everything someone needs to know about configuring an Apple ID account, interactions with iCloud-based services, and troubleshooting account access.

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  • Take Control of Wi-Fi Networking and Security

    Take Control of Wi-Fi Networking and Security

    Setting up and securing a Wi-Fi network can be complicated and confusing. This book helps you over every hurdle involved in picking gateways, setting up a network, adding devices, and securing the network and connected phones, tablets, and computers. It’s useful for those who have set up networks in the past and want to replace them with new gear, as well as people who have never built a Wi-Fi network before.

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  • Take Control of Securing Your Mac cover

    Take Control of Securing Your Mac

    Secure your Mac against attacks from the internet and physical intrusion with the greatest of ease. Glenn Fleishman guides you through configuring your Mac to protect against phishing, malware, network intrusion, social engineering, and invaders who might tap physically into your computer. Glenn teaches how to secure your data at rest and in motion. Learn about built-in privacy settings, the Secure Enclave, FileVault, sandboxing, VPNs, recovering a missing Mac, and much more. Covers Catalina, Big Sur, and Monterey.

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    Take Control of 1Password

    Annoyed by having to type hard-to-remember passwords? Let 1Password do the heavy lifting. With coverage of 1Password for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS/iPadOS, and Android, author Joe Kissell shows you how to generate and enter secure passwords, speed up your online shopping, and share and sync web logins and other confidential data.

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  • Take Control of Your Passwords cover

    Take Control of Your Passwords

    Password overload has driven many of us to take dangerous shortcuts. If you think ZombieCat12 is a secure password, that you can safely reuse a password, or that no one would try to steal your password, think again! Overcome password frustration with expert advice from Joe Kissell!

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  • Take Control of Apple Mail cover

    Take Control of Apple Mail

    Use Apple Mail more effectively! Email expert Joe Kissell explains what’s new with Mail for macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, and how to best set up your Gmail, iCloud, IMAP, and Exchange accounts. He then shows you how to take Mail to the next level with plugins and automation, manage your incoming email, customize Mail, and solve common problems.

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  • Take Control of Apple Home Automation

    Take Control of Apple Home Automation

    Thanks to Apple’s HomeKit platform, you can easily configure smart home devices (such as light bulbs, outlets, thermostats, sensors, cameras, and door locks) from a variety of manufacturers to behave exactly as you need them to; integrate them with a hub such as a HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad; and control them with an iOS/iPadOS device, a Mac, an Apple Watch, Siri commands, or automated programming. This book gives you all the information you need to get started.

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  • Take Control of Slack

    Take Control of Slack

    Wrap your head around how Slack group messaging works, learn to communicate and collaborate using its many features, and discover how to use integrations and notifications to get more out of it. The book explains finding channels, starting conversations, posting messages, interacting with bots, and more! The Slack web app is covered, along with apps for macOS, Windows, iOS/iPadOS, and Android.

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  • Take Control of the Cloud

    Take Control of the Cloud

    The array of tasks you can perform using cloud products and services is almost endless, but what’s the best way to navigate the Cloud? In Take Control of the Cloud, Second Edition, Joe Kissell gives you the most up-to-date advice and information about choosing, using, and personalizing cloud products and services to take advantage of their potential, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

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    Take Control of Your Online Privacy

    Nowadays, it can be difficult to complete ordinary activities without placing your personal data online, but having your data online puts you at risk for theft, embarrassment, and all manner of trouble. Read this book to find practical advice that ordinary people need to handle common online privacy problems and to develop a sensible online privacy strategy, customized for your needs.

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  • Take Control of Your Paperless Office

    Take Control of Your Paperless Office

    Put your paper online and keep it there with help from Joe Kissell! Assess your situation, develop a strategy, and learn clever techniques for keeping more paper at bay—with an emphasis on the Mac-compatible hardware, software, and processes needed to get the job done.

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  • Are Your Bits Flipped?

    Are Your Bits Flipped?

    Just as a single flipped bit in a piece of computer code can bring an otherwise reliable app crashing to a halt, a single misconception in your understanding of personal computing technology can cause all manner of problems. Join tech expert Joe Kissell as he untangles common confusions surrounding the digital products and services we all rely on every day.

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