Category Archives: Special Deals

Save 50% in Take Control’s Spring Book Bargain Bonanza

Good day, fellow Apple aficionados! We felt like having a big sale, but couldn’t find a good hook for it. Sure, tomorrow is World Backup Day, and Joe Kissell’s excellent Backing Up Your Mac: A Joe On Tech Guide is the latest incarnation of Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac, which was one of our most popular books of… Read more »






It’s time to read “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course”

Are you considering an Apple Watch? Or perhaps you’re an early adopter with one already adorning your wrist? Regardless, learning about the Apple Watch has been pretty hit-or-miss with Web content, especially when it comes to distinguishing pre-release speculation from articles based on actual usage. So we’re particularly pleased to bring you the full release of Jeff Carlson’s “Apple Watch:… Read more »






Meeting Video Posted for "Learning to Love Lightroom & the NEW Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015

The April 30th, 2015 CDPUG meeting featured Lesa Snider (https://photolesa.com) presenting “Learning to Love Lightroom & the NEW Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015.” This meeting was a remote meeting using Zoom, so we were  able to record the meeting, so other than seeing Spike in one of the little Squares, it’s a great and useful presentation. To see the Presentation,… Read more »






Subject: New Take Control books help you with Mac security and online privacy

Subject: New Take Control books help you with Mac security and online privacy Good day! No Mac is an island — our Macs are constantly connected to the outside world and store our most important data: financial records, email communications, personal photos, and goodness knows what else. Allowing an Internet hacker, malware app, or Wi-Fi sniffer to compromise the security… Read more »






Level up with “Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal, Second Edition”

Level up with “Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal, Second Edition” It’s easy to forget that OS X is based on Unix, but those in the know often drop to the Unix command line for tasks that are difficult or impossible to accomplish in the Mac’s graphical interface. Six years ago, Joe Kissell penned “Take Control of… Read more »






When your numbers get serious, read “Take Control of Numbers”

When your numbers get serious, read “Take Control of Numbers” Good day! Paul Simon sang, “When numbers get serious, you see their shape everywhere.” Apple’s Numbers has gotten serious about providing legitimate competition for Microsoft Excel, and Mac users now see it everywhere, since it ships for free with every Mac. But tapping the power of Numbers isn’t always easy,… Read more »






Get ready for Photos for Mac with our new Take Control Crash Course

Get ready for Photos for Mac with our new Take Control Crash Course Good day! The ten-month limbo Apple left us in after announcing that the forthcoming Photos for Mac would replace both iPhoto and Aperture is nearly over. Photos has at long last showed its face in OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite, now in public beta, and we expect it… Read more »






“Take Control of PDFpen 7” explains PDFpen for Mac and iOS

“Take Control of PDFpen 7” explains PDFpen for Mac and iOS Have you ever wanted to change the date on a PDF-based flyer? Needed to give feedback on a PDF, but had trouble inserting useful proofreading marks? Wished you could perform optical character recognition (OCR) on a scanned document so you could revise the text in the PDF? For such… Read more »






Save 50% in Take Control’s February Book Bargain Bonanza

Save 50% in Take Control’s February Book Bargain Bonanza Good day! Faced with rising snowdrifts and falling temperatures here at Take Control HQ, we’ve decided to liven up the season with a sale — it beats shoveling the driveway again! No matter what your weather, now’s the time to add any number of our books to your Take Control library… Read more »






Apple Mail and Pages: Two Take Control books reveal what you need to know

Apple Mail and Pages: Two Take Control books reveal what you need to know Greetings and salutations! The holidays are upon us, and we’re finishing off the year with two books that belong on the virtual reference shelf of any Mac or iOS user: “Take Control of Apple Mail, Second Edition” and “Take Control of Pages,” available at 30% off… Read more »