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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 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 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 Apple Watch

    Get to know your Apple Watch and customize it to help you focus on what you care about most. Tech expert Jeff Carlson helps you understand the watch mindset, pick the watch model that’s right for you, set up and share its faces and their complications, get the notifications you want, handle communications, and learn how the controls and core apps work.

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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 Backing Up Your Mac cover

    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 macOS Media Apps cover

    Take Control of macOS Media Apps

    Are you bewildered with the apps that replaced iTunes in Catalina and later? Befuddled by Apple Music? Do you want to customize the Music app sidebar? Wish you could organize your podcasts? Wondering what the difference is between loves and stars? In this book, Kirk McElhearn (author of three previous Take Control titles on iTunes, going back to 2010) explains not only how Apple’s media apps work, but also how normal people can make the Music, TV, Podcasts, and Books apps do what they want.

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  • Take Control of Your M-Series Mac cover

    Take Control of Your M-Series Mac

    This book teaches you everything you need to know about hardware and related software changes in Apple’s new M1-series Apple silicon Macs to make a transition from an Intel Mac, set up security with new options, create effective backups, and work with new options in recovery mode. Glenn Fleishman takes you through the details of how an M-series Mac handles startup, battery management, and running iOS, iPadOS, and Windows apps. Covers the 2020–21 Apple M1-series Macs: the Mac mini, MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, and 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models (featuring the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip).

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  • Take Control of Apple TV cover

    Take Control of Apple TV

    Whether you’re considering an Apple TV, already own one, or have a smart TV or streaming device that supports AirPlay and/or the Apple TV app, you can more fully enjoy Apple’s ecosystem with this ultimate guide by TidBITS managing editor Josh Centers. You’ll learn about the best TVs and sound equipment to buy, how to maximize your Apple TV’s picture quality, get the most out of the Apple TV app, control your media with AirPlay, and so much more!

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    Take Control of Monterey

    macOS 12 Monterey builds on the changes in Big Sur, making your Intel or M-series Mac even more powerful and easier to use. This book teaches you how to prepare for a smooth transition to the new version of macOS—and what to do once you’ve upgraded. Learn your way around, find out about new capabilities (and a few pitfalls), and improve your privacy and security.

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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 Numbers

    Work quickly, confidently, and effectively in Numbers 11 with Sharon Zardetto’s detailed instructions. Input, calculate, sort, filter, format, and chart your data with ease as you learn not just the basics but also special tricks and power-user features.

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  • Take Control of Notes

    Take Control of Notes

    This book tells you everything you need to know about Apple’s Notes app for iOS, macOS, and the web, from basic features like formatting to advanced features like scanning documents, password protecting notes, making sketches, and managing attachments.

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  • Take Control of DEVONthink 3 cover

    Take Control of DEVONthink 3

    Free!

    DEVONthink 3 offers a slew of features for defeating information overload, but mastering its power is easier with real-world advice from DEVONthink power user Joe Kissell. He helps you understand the best ways to put information into DEVONthink and how to organize it so you can find it later. He also covers syncing DEVONthink databases among your Apple devices and using DEVONthink To Go in iOS and iPadOS.

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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 Scrivener 3 cover

    Take Control of Scrivener 3

    Compose a masterpiece with Literature & Latte’s Scrivener. Whether you’re writing science fiction, a historical novel, or a zombie travelogue, learn how Scrivener’s powerful tools can take your work to the next level. Kirk McElhearn shows you how to collect notes, organize your work, arrange and rearrange sections, and more. Covers Mac, Windows, and iOS/iPadOS versions!

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