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Book Learning

Book Learning

The eBooks recommended here can be read from cover-to-cover and then used for reference, conveniently accessed in the iBooks app on your Apple devices. They are less expensive than the print versions. They don’t weigh anything and they don’t take up space on your bookshelf.
Macintosh Books
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Take Control of Upgrading to El Capitan
Gain confidence and stay in control as Mac guru Joe Kissell explains how to ensure that your hardware and software are ready for El Capitan, prevent problems by making a bootable duplicate of your main drive, eliminate digital clutter, prepare your Mac, and decide on the best installation method for your particular situation. You’ll also find full installation directions, plus advice on over a dozen things to do immediately after installation and troubleshooting techniques.

The book covers upgrading from 10.10 Yosemite all the way back to 10.4 Tiger. It also looks at upgrading from the El Capitan public beta and at “upgrades” that involve moving your data to a new Mac from an old Mac or Windows PC.
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El Capitan: A Take Control Crash Course
In this crash course about OS X 10.11 El Capitan, former Macworld editor Scholle McFarland helps you discover and master changes in the Finder as well as in Apple’s Notes, Safari, and Messages apps. The book’s browsable layout makes it easy for you to find the information that you care about the most as you learn how to set up notifications sensibly, do more (or less) with your Dock, invoke Mission Control and set up a Split View, take phone calls on your Mac, locate all manner of things with Spotlight search, work fluidly between Apple devices with Handoff and AirDrop, dictate to your Mac — and even tell it what to do — plus lots more.

Scholle closes with two under-the-hood topics, setting up a user account (for a child, guest, or troubleshooting) and essential troubleshooting techniques.
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Backing Up Your Mac
Learn the best backup strategy for your needs and understand the hows and whys of what you are doing. Go far beyond the limited security of turning on Time Machine or copying a few files to a flash drive. Learn the three key parts of a successful backup strategy, along with recommendations for setting up, testing, maintaining, and restoring backups. Backing Up Your Mac helps you set up a rock-solid backup strategy so that you can restore quickly and completely, no matter what catastrophe arises. Written by Joe Kissell.
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Maintaining Your Mac
Macs, like cars, are prone to break down eventually—in either a physical sense (a component going bad) or a logical sense (files becoming corrupted, apps misbehaving). You can reduce the risk of such problems, and minimize the damage when they do occur, with a regular maintenance regimen. This 116-page book by best-selling author Joe Kissell shows you how to keep your Mac humming. Joe starts with a good spring cleaning and then adds simple daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks, as well as ongoing monitoring. This ebook is for all Macs running OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.
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Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course
Join Jason Snell, former lead editor at Macworld, and make yourself at home in Apple’s Photos app, which replaces both iPhoto and Aperture.
Jason tells you what to expect from Photos in comparison to iPhoto and Aperture, and walks you through importing libraries from iPhoto and Aperture.
Once your images are safe and sound in the Photos app, Jason helps you understand the Photos interface and points out how you can organize your images. You’ll also learn how to work with the editing tools — and how to use third-party editing extensions.
And, for those who are feeling crafty, there’s a chapter about using Photos’ features to create your own books, cards, calendars. The book doesn’t stop with what you can do within Photos on the Mac. You’ll also get help with syncing photos with iOS devices or an Apple TV, and with sharing your photos via social media.
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Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac, Second Edition
Why take photos if you can’t find them later? Digital photography expert Jeff Carlson has developed a simple system you can use to make your photos browsable, searchable, and generally navigable!
Jeff leads off by helping you understand the strengths and weaknesses of the three most popular photo-management applications: Photos from Apple, and Lightroom and Photoshop Elements from Adobe. Once you’ve picked the app that’s right for you (and there’s a chapter on migrating to Lightroom from iPhoto, Aperture, or Photos), you’ll learn to create a custom workflow for importing, evaluating, keywording, and tagging your photos so they are quickly sorted. For each of these essential aspects of your workflow, Jeff provides step-by-step instructions for each of the three covered apps.
It’s all too easy to lose everything if you don’t have backups, so Jeff discusses how to back up and archive photos to protect your irreplaceable photographic memories.
Jeff also helps you pick an online service that can put your photos everywhere, looking particularly at the pros and cons, and how-tos, of iCloud Photo Library, Google Photos, Lightroom mobile, and Mylio.
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Take Control of Apple Mail
You can work more effectively in Apple Mail with expert advice from Joe Kissell. You’ll learn how to make Mail serve your needs with essential setup, usage, and troubleshooting instructions, whether you use Gmail, iCloud, Exchange, IMAP, or POP — or more than one — in both 10.11 El Capitan on your Mac and iOS 9 on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

Joe explains core concepts like special IMAP mailboxes and email archiving, reveals Mail’s hidden interface elements and gestures, and helps with common tasks like addressing and adding attachments. He also offers tips on customizing Mail, including a nifty chapter on how simple plug-ins and special automation can dramatically improve the way you use Mail. Joe also covers finding that message in the haystack with El Capitan’s new natural language search, improving the messages you send, how digital signatures and encryption work in Mail, and — perhaps most important — a strategy for avoiding email overload.
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Take Control of Pages
Apple’s Pages word processor is a big, sprawling app with hundreds of features tucked away in nooks and crannies, making Michael E. Cohen’s comprehensive book an essential resources for newbies and experts alike. Those new to Pages, or still getting their sea legs in the transition to Pages 5 will appreciate Michael’s guide to finding familiar tools, formatting text, and iCloud Drive quirks. And everyone will benefit from the book’s discussion of advanced features like snaking columns (snarky columns are left as an exercise to the reader), list styles, layout options, and collaboration tools. Whether you need quick help with a particular feature or steel-toed documentation with which to kick Pages into shape, this book is for you.
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Take Control of Keynote
Need to give a presentation, but worried about how you’ll do? Steve Jobs relied on Keynote for his famous keynote presentations, and while using Keynote won’t guarantee Jobs-level success, Joe Kissell’s advice in Take Control of Keynote will get you closer. Drawing on years of speaking experience, Joe suggests you start by figuring out what you want to say — and he explains exactly how to accomplish this task, even though you won’t do it in Keynote. He then helps you work in Keynote with the right theme, and explains how to create slides by filling in placeholders, adding objects (images, movies, sounds, tables, and charts), and inserting and styling text. You’ll also learn how to add build effects to slides and transitions between slides, as well as how to make self-playing presentations designed for kiosks, and presentations with recorded narration or a soundtrack. Finally, Joe offers real-world advice about delivering presentations, including tips on what to bring, making presenter notes and customizing the presenter display, setting up your display, and controlling your presentation.
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Take Control of Numbers
Apple’s Numbers has become a grown-up spreadsheet (and it’s free on every Mac sold since October 2013!), but many of us still haven’t learned even the basics, much less been able to take advantage of its surprisingly deep collection of features. With the advice in this 330-page ebook, you’ll learn to input, calculate, sort, filter, format, and chart your data with ease, as author Sharon Zardetto guides you through the basics all the way to power-user features like conditional highlighting, custom data formats, and star ratings. Richly illustrated with hundreds of annotated screenshots, the ebook also includes a hands-on example spreadsheet you can use to try what you’re learning, plus a special tutorial chapter that helps you put it all together. Of course, you can also treat the book as a reference, using the Quick Start to focus on a topic of interest. The book covers Numbers 3.5, which works on any Mac running OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
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Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ
Befuddled by Apple Music? Tired of playing hide-and-seek with the iTunes sidebar? Wish you could organize your podcasts? Wondering what the difference is between loves and stars? In this FAQ-style ebook, Kirk McElhearn (author of “The iTunes Guy” column at Macworld) explains not only how the iTunes features work, but how normal people can make iTunes do what they want. Relying on an easily browsed question-and-answer approach, Kirk shares his love of music and helps you understand the process of bringing media into iTunes, tagging it, adding album artwork, organizing it into playlists, and transferring it to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Kirk also sheds light on the many details of the new Apple Music streaming service and iCloud Music Library.
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Take Control of iBooks
On its surface, iBooks appears simple, but the more you add to your library, the more your questions will pile up. Get answers, plus learn about ebook-reading features that are not immediately obvious. If you need advice on collecting and reading ebooks iBooks for 10.9 Mavericks or want to become more adept with iBooks on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, this ebook is for you. Whether you’re catching up on your favorite authors, poring over textbooks, or perusing work-related documents, self-described readaholic and Mac expert Sharon Zardetto teaches you the ABCs of iBooks. Sharon helps you optimize your onscreen reading environment, use the navigational controls (which differ depending on which type of ebook you’re reading!), manage bookmarks, highlight important passages, make notes, and more. You’ll also learn about auto-downloading and re-downloading purchases from Apple’s iBooks Store, and where to find ebooks outside the iBooks Store.
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Take Control of Security for Mac Users
Do credit card fraud, hacking, identity theft, and online shopping and banking risks concern you? How about the dangers of malware, phishing, and Wi-Fi sniffing when you use your Mac? You are not alone — these dangers top the lists of security concerns in many surveys. But you needn’t unplug to stay secure, no more than you should barricade yourself in your home to keep from being mugged. Instead, you can take common sense precautions to reduce the risks and avoid the harm that could befall you, your Mac, and your data. Take Control of Security for Mac Users is a calm, friendly look at the topic, designed to help you determine your risk level (from 1-4) and provide sensible recommendations for increasing your security without causing undue inconvenience.
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Take Control of Dropbox
Because Dropbox is so simple to use for basic file syncing, it’s easy to forget that you can do far more with it than just sync files between two computers. If that’s all you’re doing, you’re missing out! In this concise ebook, Joe Kissell takes you beyond the basics, sharing best practices for using Dropbox on your own or with a group, explaining common mistakes and irreversible settings, describing how to manage mobile devices and Dropbox-savvy apps, and turning you on to unusual uses of Dropbox.
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Yosemite: A Take Control Crash Course
Read this ebook to get more out of your Mac as you go about your everyday activities. Written by former Macworld editor Scholle McFarland, this book introduces Yosemite’s new interface and discusses new features like iCloud Drive, Handoff, iPhone voice/SMS relay, and Notification Center’s Today view. You’ll learn about key changes in core Apple apps with chapters about Safari, Mail, Messages, and Calendar. You’ll also find answers to questions brought on by recent additions to OS X, such as how to control notifications, tips for using Finder tags, and working with tabbed Finder windows. The book closes with two under-the-hood topics, setting up a new user account (for a child, guest, or troubleshooting) and troubleshooting (with techniques including Safe Boot and OS X Recovery).
Macintosh Books
iPad Books
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iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course
Guided by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers, you’ll get a close look at iOS 9’s new (and old) capabilities on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, along with directions for putting them to use right away. A What’s New chapter gives you an overview of iOS 9’s many changes — including those in Siri, Spotlight, and Safari. The rest of the book describes the details, such as how those with recent iPads can use the new Split Screen, Slide Over, and Picture in Picture multitasking views, plus how to use Mail’s new features, how iOS 9 helps you save battery power, the trick to finding the hidden iCloud Drive app, the iPad’s new Trackpad mode, and much more. Special topics cover Family Sharing, accessibility, privacy, and managing data usage.
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A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy & Security in iOS 9
This independent book from Glenn Fleishman of Aperiodical teaches you how to use an iPhone or iPad with iOS 9 on Wi-Fi and cellular/mobile networks securely, making connections with ease while protecting your data and controlling access to your private information. It also covers Bluetooth networking, tracking an iOS device, content-blocking Safari extensions, privacy settings, using AirDrop and AirPlay, and solving connection problems.
The book covers a huge range of common network setup and routine usage issues, with illustrated step-by-step instructions. It explains how your private details—who you are, sites you visit, and where you physically go—are shared with Apple and others, and how to restrict or block that sharing. On the security side, it walks you through scenarios from securing your data in transit to connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network to recovering or erasing a lost iPhone.
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Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ
Befuddled by Apple Music? Tired of playing hide-and-seek with the iTunes sidebar? Wish you could organize your podcasts? Wondering what the difference is between loves and stars? In this FAQ-style ebook, Kirk McElhearn (author of “The iTunes Guy” column at Macworld) explains not only how the iTunes features work, but how normal people can make iTunes do what they want. Relying on an easily browsed question-and-answer approach, Kirk shares his love of music and helps you understand the process of bringing media into iTunes, tagging it, adding album artwork, organizing it into playlists, and transferring it to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Kirk also sheds light on the many details of the new Apple Music streaming service and iCloud Music Library.
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Take Control of iCloud, Fourth Edition
iCloud is a simple idea — all your data on all your devices, via the cloud — that becomes complex in the real world when you want everything to work efficiently so you can spend your time enjoying your media or getting actual work done, instead of just fiddling with your computer.

In this best-selling title from Joe Kissell, you’ll start by learning what iCloud can do, how it differs from other cloud services, and how to set it up on Macs, iOS devices, the Apple TV, and Windows-based PCs. Joe then explains the key aspects — and hidden gotchas — of iCloud’s core features including iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream, iCloud Photo Sharing, Family Sharing, Tunes Match and iCloud Music Library, iCloud Drive, Mail and Mail Drop, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes, iCloud Keychain, the iCloud Web site, Find My iPhone, Find My Mac, Find My Friends, two-factor authentication, activation lock, Back to My Mac, and backing up and restoring iOS data.
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iOS 8: A Take Control Crash Course
In this iOS 8 Crash Course, you’ll quickly master new (and old) features in iOS. Guided by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers, you’ll get an overview of iOS 8’s new capabilities along with directions for putting them to use right away. In addition to explaining system features like Siri, Spotlight, and Notification Center, Josh helps you explore the new Health app, plus discover what’s different in iOS 8’s most-changed apps: Camera, Phone, Photos, Mail, Messages, and Safari. Additional special topics cover accessibility, privacy, important apps to try, managing data usage, and improving battery life.
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A Practical Guide to Networking and Security in iOS 8
This independent book from Glenn Fleishman of Aperiodical teaches you how to use an iPhone or iPad with iOS 8 on Wi-Fi and cellular/mobile networks securely, making connections with ease while protecting your data. It also covers Bluetooth networking, tracking an iOS device, using AirDrop and AirPlay, and solving connection problems. The book covers a huge range of common network setup and routine usage issues, with illustrated step-by-step instructions. On the security side, it walks you through scenarios from securing your data in transit to connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network to recovering or erasing a lost iPhone.
iPad Books
iPhone Books
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iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course
Guided by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers, you’ll get a close look at iOS 9’s new (and old) capabilities on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, along with directions for putting them to use right away. A What’s New chapter gives you an overview of iOS 9’s many changes — including those in Siri, Spotlight, and Safari. The rest of the book describes the details, such as how those with recent iPads can use the new Split Screen, Slide Over, and Picture in Picture multitasking views, plus how to use Mail’s new features, how iOS 9 helps you save battery power, the trick to finding the hidden iCloud Drive app, the iPad’s new Trackpad mode, and much more. Special topics cover Family Sharing, accessibility, privacy, and managing data usage.
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A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy & Security in iOS 9
This independent book from Glenn Fleishman of Aperiodical teaches you how to use an iPhone or iPad with iOS 9 on Wi-Fi and cellular/mobile networks securely, making connections with ease while protecting your data and controlling access to your private information. It also covers Bluetooth networking, tracking an iOS device, content-blocking Safari extensions, privacy settings, using AirDrop and AirPlay, and solving connection problems.
The book covers a huge range of common network setup and routine usage issues, with illustrated step-by-step instructions. It explains how your private details—who you are, sites you visit, and where you physically go—are shared with Apple and others, and how to restrict or block that sharing. On the security side, it walks you through scenarios from securing your data in transit to connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network to recovering or erasing a lost iPhone.
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Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ
Befuddled by Apple Music? Tired of playing hide-and-seek with the iTunes sidebar? Wish you could organize your podcasts? Wondering what the difference is between loves and stars? In this FAQ-style ebook, Kirk McElhearn (author of “The iTunes Guy” column at Macworld) explains not only how the iTunes features work, but how normal people can make iTunes do what they want. Relying on an easily browsed question-and-answer approach, Kirk shares his love of music and helps you understand the process of bringing media into iTunes, tagging it, adding album artwork, organizing it into playlists, and transferring it to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Kirk also sheds light on the many details of the new Apple Music streaming service and iCloud Music Library.
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Take Control of iCloud
iCloud is a simple idea — all your data on all your devices, via the cloud — that becomes complex in the real world, such as when you want to manage your photos via the old My Photo Stream and/or the new iCloud Photo Library, sync your Web logins, or understand how the new iCloud Drive works. In this best-selling title from Joe Kissell, you’ll start by learning what iCloud can do, how it differs from other cloud services, and how to set it up on Macs, iOS devices, the Apple TV, and Windows-based PCs. The book is completely updated for all the changes in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8.1, and Apple TV 7. Joe then explains the key aspects — and hidden gotchas — of iCloud’s core features including Family Sharing, Apple Store integration, iTunes Match, My Photo Stream, iCloud Photo Sharing, iCloud Photo Library, iCloud Drive, Documents in the Cloud, Mail and Mail Drop, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, iCloud Keychain, the iCloud Web site, Find My iPhone, Find My Mac, Find My Friends, two-factor authentication, activation lock, Back to My Mac, and backing up and restoring iOS data.
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iOS 8: A Take Control Crash Course
In this iOS 8 Crash Course, you’ll quickly master new (and old) features in iOS. Guided by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers, you’ll get an overview of iOS 8’s new capabilities along with directions for putting them to use right away. In addition to explaining system features like Siri, Spotlight, and Notification Center, Josh helps you explore the new Health app, plus discover what’s different in iOS 8’s most-changed apps: Camera, Phone, Photos, Mail, Messages, and Safari. Additional special topics cover accessibility, privacy, important apps to try, managing data usage, and improving battery life.
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A Practical Guide to Networking and Security in iOS 8
This independent book from Glenn Fleishman of Aperiodical teaches you how to use an iPhone or iPad with iOS 8 on Wi-Fi and cellular/mobile networks securely, making connections with ease while protecting your data. It also covers Bluetooth networking, tracking an iOS device, using AirDrop and AirPlay, and solving connection problems. The book covers a huge range of common network setup and routine usage issues, with illustrated step-by-step instructions. On the security side, it walks you through scenarios from securing your data in transit to connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network to recovering or erasing a lost iPhone.
iPhone Books
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Take Control of Your Passwords
Passwords are an irritating necessity of modern life. Creating and remembering good ones is tricky, but using simple passwords is dangerous, as is using the same password in multiple places. Take Control of Your Passwords helps you overcome these problems with a sensible, stress-free strategy for password security. Written by Joe Kissell and published by TidBITS Publishing, Inc.
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Take Control of Your Online Privacy
Do you have anything to hide? Whether or not you think you do, your online activities are certainly tracked — and not just by well-meaning sites who want to keep you logged in or by marketing firms who want to show you targeted ads for products that you likely want to buy. Don’t believe us? Watch Joe Kissell’s “None of Your Business” sketch below for proof (and some funny bits!).

In the ebook, Joe helps you understand what to expect about online privacy and develop a sensible online privacy strategy, customized for your needs. He then explains how to enhance the privacy of your Internet connection, Web browsing, email messages, online chatting, social media interactions, and file sharing, as well as your mobile phone or tablet, and Internet of Things devices like webcams and thermostats. To bring home the most important privacy no-nos, Joe also encourages you to take The Pledge (it’s tongue-in-cheek, though it would have saved numerous politicians from ridicule). Plus, parents will find important reminders about protecting a child’s privacy.
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Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network
Join Wi-Fi wizard Glenn Fleishman and learn to create a fast, reliable, and secure Apple Wi-Fi network using 802.11ac or 802.11n AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule base stations. You’ll find plenty of practical directions for working with Apple’s AirPort Utility configuration software (for Mac and iOS), including steps for setting up a base station, swapping in new gear, adding base stations to extend your network’s range, attaching USB drives or shared printers, enabling security, creating a guest network, and more. (For help with older gear or versions of AirPort Utility, the ebook includes a free download of any prior edition, dating back to 2004.)

You’ll also learn about what’s going on behind the scenes. If you better understand channels and bands, for instance, you may be able to reconfigure your network to dramatically improve performance. And, Glenn provides advice and directions for coping with tricky IP situations. The book also provides directions for setting up a cellular iOS device as an Internet hotspot, and it discusses Apple’s Instant Hotspot feature.
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Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course
You’ll like your Apple Watch as much as author Jeff Carlson does after you’ve read this book and used its advice to integrate the Apple Watch into your life, taking advantage of its many features for helping you focus on what you care about the most. That could mean not missing notifications to help you keep up with co-workers, being free to stash your iPhone so you can enjoy the sunset without worrying that your sitter is trying to reach you, making sure you move enough to fill your activity rings for the day, or any other of a million things that make the watch right for you. Jeff walks you through getting to know the Apple Watch, complete with a chapter on picking one out if you haven’t already, along with topics that teach you how to navigate among the watch’s screens with the physical controls, taps on the screen, and the Siri voice assistant. You’ll also find advice on customizing watch faces and their complications, getting the notifications you want, handling text and voice communications, and using Apple’s core apps. A final chapter discusses taking care of your Apple Watch, including recharging, restarting, resetting, and restoring.
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Take Control of Apple TV
The Apple TV may be the smallest component of a home entertainment system, but its size is in stark contrast to the vast quantity of content that it can bring to life through your television. With it, you can consider cutting the cord to your cable company — and ditching that expensive monthly bill! And with the advice in Take Control of Apple TV, you can go far beyond watching movies and TV shows to make the Apple TV into the hub of your stereo system, display gorgeous slideshows of your photos, and play iPhone and iPad games on the big screen. Written by TidBITS managing editor Josh Centers, the ebook walks new owners through setup, and then dives into explaining how to best control the Apple TV with the included remote, Apple’s Remote app, or another TV remote. You’ll learn to customize the icon grid on the main screen, enable parental controls, and make your screen saver look awesome. Josh also covers uses of AirPlay, the Apple technology that lets you beam audio and video from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to the Apple TV, and lets the Apple TV send audio to compatible speakers anywhere in your home.

When it comes to content, you’ll tour the Apple TV’s built-in video apps — iTunes Store, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, PBS, YouTube, and more — plus get ideas for which are likely to offer what you want to watch. But you’re not restricted to commercial video — Josh explains how you can best view home movies and any DVDs or Blu-ray discs you own, listen to your music or iTunes Radio, use Home Sharing to display your photos via the Apple TV, and discover iOS games designed for playing via the Apple TV. If you’re feeling geeky, you can read about how to make Plex bring in even more video content, including free access to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Finally, the Apple TV isn’t just about entertainment. Thanks to AirPlay, it makes a great device for giving presentations from a Mac, iPhone, or iPad using Keynote; it’s the perfect accompaniment for a road warrior heading into unfamiliar conference rooms. Josh gives you all the details, including a list of what you’ll need to handle any hardware you may encounter.
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Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course
Beyond what’s new in Yosemite or iOS 8 is the larger problem facing most of us—how to work effectively in today’s ecosystem of devices, servers, and collaborators. Frankly, sharing with other people and devices is messy, because everyone wants something different. That’s why this may be our most important book of the year, and why we are so grateful to Joe Kissell for taking on the challenge of describing how to share nearly everything you can think of in nearly every imaginable situation. The pre-reqs for this course include either an iOS device running iOS 8 or a Mac running 10.10 Yosemite, or both.
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Take Control of Your Paperless Office
Join Joe Kissell as he helps you clear the chaos of an office overflowing with paper. With Joe’s guidance you can develop a personal clean-up strategy and choose your Mac-compatible tools—a document scanner and the software you need to perform OCR (optical character recognition), devices and services for storing your digitized documents, and tools to categorize, locate, and view your digital document collections. Once you have your gear in hand, Joe shows you convert your paper documents to digitized files and gives you ideas for how to organize your office workflow, explaining how to develop day-to-day techniques that reduce the amount of time you spend pressing buttons, launching software, and managing your digitized documents.
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I’m Dave Price and I've used Macintosh since it launched in 1984. I've always been the go-to Mac guy during my teaching years and high-tech career. I started TekBasics in 2010 because of the need for an Apple resource in the Nashua area. I look forward to working with you, whether it's troubleshooting or learning more about Apple technology.

When I'm not on my Mac I enjoy spending time with my family. I'm a husband and father to three grown kids and I'm blessed that my two grandkids live nearby.

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