Category Archives: eBooks

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 »

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 »

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 »

"Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition" answers all your iCloud questions

“Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition” answers all your iCloud questions Apple’s iCloud service has changed dramatically in recent weeks thanks to OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, and we now have a new edition of Joe Kissell’s best-selling “Take Control of iCloud” to help you adjust to the many changes. Notably, Joe thoroughly explains the differences between (and… Read more »

Take Control of Yosemite installation, new features, and sharing

Take Control of Yosemite installation, new features, and sharing To put you in control of Apple’s new OS X 10.10 Yosemite we have three books for you today; the first two are straightforward and useful, and the third has more real-world, practical advice for the modern Mac user than anything we’ve published recently: *  “Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite,”… Read more »

SPOTLIGHT ON INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Location: Brook Park – Large Meeting Room Audiences: Adults, Adults, Teens (Grade 6-12) Event Type: Writing 1:30-2:25 What Self-e Can Do For You Self-e is a new, free service for self-publishers that bridges the gap between self-published e-books and libraries. It is a way for CCPL readers and Library Journal reviewers to discover… Read more »

"Take Control of LaunchBar" teaches you to control your Mac from the keyboard

“Take Control of LaunchBar” teaches you to control your Mac from the keyboard Good day! Why do so many Mac users love LaunchBar, and what can it do for you? If you’ve never used LaunchBar, you likely don’t realize how important a tool it is, and if you’re already a LaunchBar devotee, you’re probably experiencing only a fraction of LaunchBar’s… Read more »