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  • Take Control of Your Apple ID

    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 Calendar and Reminders

    Take Control of Calendar and Reminders

    Learn how to unlock the full potential of Apple’s Calendar and Reminders! In Take Control of Calendar and Reminders, Mac expert Scholle McFarland helps you get the most out of these apps, showing you how to customize them, sync data across devices, and share meeting invitations and reminder lists. You’ll also learn how to use Siri as a shortcut, and how to fix common problems.

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    Take Control of Photos

    This book introduces you to the many features of Apple’s Photos app on Mac, iPad, and iPhone, with advice on navigating the interface, editing your images, searching your library like a pro, syncing with iCloud Photos, sharing photos with others, and creating photo books.

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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 PDFpen

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    Polish your PDFs with Smile’s PDFpen, for a fraction of what Adobe Acrobat costs! Michael E. Cohen explains how you can create, combine, edit, annotate, and protect PDFs. Also learn how to perform and edit OCR, fill out forms, sign forms digitally, make interactive forms, and much more. Covers Mac and iOS versions!

  • Take Control of Siri

    When it comes to using your Apple devices, Siri is increasingly the hands-free, time-saving, and fun technology that ties everything together. Whether you want to ask a question, make a call, find your iPhone, or set a timer—not only can Siri do it, but it usually offers the fastest way. This book explores how to get the most out of Siri on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and HomePod.

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  • Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac

    Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac

    Joe Kissell provides the advice you need to create a Mac backup strategy that protects your data and enables quick recovery. He compares backup software, services, and media to help you make the best choices. You’ll learn to set up, test, and maintain backups, plus how to restore files after a calamity!

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  • Take Control of Speeding Up Your Mac

    Take Control of Speeding Up Your Mac

    Don’t settle for a sluggish Mac! If it seems your Mac has become slower and less responsive over time, it’s not your imagination—but it’s also a problem you can solve without buying a new computer. This comprehensive book teaches you how to find the exact causes of slow performance and take steps to make your Mac zippy again.

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  • Take Control of Troubleshooting Your Mac

    Take Control of Troubleshooting Your Mac

    This essential guide teaches you 17 basic troubleshooting procedures and how to solve 21 common problems, along with an easy-to-follow way to troubleshoot novel problems. Whether your Mac fails to boot, loses its Internet connection, or won’t cooperate, this book has the advice you need to find a solution.

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  • Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac

    Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac

    Learn how to prevent problems with your Mac and keep little irritations from turning into major headaches. Joe Kissell shows you a simple maintenance regimen that will keep your Mac humming. It starts with a good spring cleaning and then adds simple daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks, as well as ongoing monitoring.

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  • Take Control of Upgrading to Mojave

    Take Control of Upgrading to Mojave

    $9.99

    Manage your upgrade to Mojave with ease using Joe Kissell’s expert advice in _Take Control of Upgrading to Mojave_. Learn what you need to know before you begin, how to prepare your Mac, and be ready to make decisions about installation questions. Find out how to resolve common upgrading problems, and what has changed in macOS since the last version.

  • Take Control of Mojave

    Take Control of Mojave

    $14.99

    Discover the newest features of Mojave with _Take Control of Mojave_ by former Macworld editor Scholle McFarland. You’ll learn great details about macOS 10.14, including what has changed behind the scenes and what’s new in Apple apps like Safari and Siri. You’ll also get helpful tips on using Mojave, including how best to customize it to your needs.

  • Take Control of Your Digital Storage

    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 Your Productivity

    Take Control of Your Productivity

    Simple to do lists and calendars are no match for today’s complex productivity needs. Productivity expert Jeff Porten walks you step by step through a system that helps you manage personal and business tasks fluidly, without having to worry that something might fall through the cracks.

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  • Take Control of Mac Basics

    Take Control of Mac Basics

    Whether you’re new to the Mac, or simply want to sharpen your Mac know-how, _Take Control of Mac Basics_ is an easy-to-use and exhaustive reference to macOS. Drawing on her years of experience as the former editor in chief of Take Control, author Tonya Engst has compiled an invaluable guide to understanding important Mac facts and concepts, and how to develop the skills you need to become a highly proficient Mac user.

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  • Take Control of Automating Your Mac

    Take Control of Automating Your Mac

    Ever wondered if automation could make your life easier? In Take Control of Automating Your Mac, Second Edition, Mac expert Joe Kissell shows you how to save time and aggravation by using numerous built-in macOS tools, as well as helpful third-party apps, to automate routine tasks and procedures.

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  • Take Control of Upgrading to High Sierra

    Take Control of Upgrading to High Sierra

    $10.00

    Manage your upgrade to High Sierra with ease using Joe Kissell’s expert advice in _Take Control of Upgrading to High Sierra_. Learn what you need to know before you begin, how to prepare your Mac, and be ready to make decisions about installation questions. Find out how to resolve common upgrading problems, and what has changed in macOS since the last version.

  • Take Control of High Sierra

    Take Control of High Sierra

    $15.00

    Discover the newest features of High Sierra with _Take Control of High Sierra_ by former Macworld editor Scholle McFarland. You’ll learn great details about High Sierra, including what has changed behind the scenes and what’s new in Apple apps like Safari and Mail. You’ll also get helpful tips on using High Sierra, including how best to customize it to your needs.

  • 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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  • Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac

    Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac

    $15.00

    Start podcasting or take your podcast to the next level with start-to-finish guidance from Andy Affleck. You’ll learn tricks of the trade as you assemble your hardware and software, make recordings, edit and mix the audio, and encode and publish your shows.

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    Take Control of Preview

    Apple’s Preview app is bundled with every Mac and yet many Mac users have only a shallow understanding of what it’s capable of. Mac experts Adam Engst and Josh Centers have plumbed Preview’s depths to create a cheerful, colorful book that explains dozens of techniques for importing, viewing, editing, and converting images in Preview. It also puts you in control of reading, annotating, manipulating, and encrypting PDFs.

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  • Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal

    Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal

    Release your inner geek and harness the power of the Unix underpinnings to Mac OS X! This 167-page ebook from Joe Kissell explains everything you need to know to become comfortable working on the command line in Terminal, and provides numerous “recipes” for performing useful tasks.

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