Category Archives: eBooks

"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 »

Prepare for OS X Yosemite now with Take Control

Prepare for OS X Yosemite now with Take Control Apple plans to release OS X 10.10 Yosemite “this fall” with Continuity features that integrate Macs and iOS 8, a redesigned Spotlight search tool, iCloud Drive cloud storage, an expanded Notification Center, and improvements in Apple Mail, among much else. To smooth your transition to Yosemite, we have an early-bird version… Read more »

50% Off Back to School Sale for Take Control Library

50% Back to School Sale for Take Control Library Whether August means back-to-school for you personally or you consider learning to be a lifetime endeavor, we’d like to make it easier for you to pick up new skills. Through August 25th, you can add any number of our ebooks to your Take Control library for 50% off the cover price…. Read more »

“Take Control of FileVault” explains how to protect your Mac’s data in the event of theft

“Take Control of FileVault” explains how to protect your Mac’s data in the event of theft Perish the thought, but if your Mac were stolen, would you worry about the thief — or whoever the Mac was fenced to — seeing your email, photos, financial data, and other sensitive information? OS X’s built-in FileVault encryption technology can ensure that your… Read more »

Take Control helps you beta test OS X Yosemite with confidence

Apple today released the public beta of OS X 10.10 Yosemite! Simultaneously, we’ve published “Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite,” by Joe Kissell. You can buy it for a suggested price of $5 from Leanpub. Read on for all the details, or just click the link to get your ebook: http://tid.bl.it/tco-yosemite-beta-leanpub The Yosemite beta is exciting stuff, at least for… Read more »

"Take Control of Automating Your Mac" makes tasks quick, accurate, and repeatable

“Take Control of Automating Your Mac” makes tasks quick, accurate, and repeatable What’s the key technological advance of the past 50 years? CPUs are faster and drives hold vastly more data, but arguably the most important conceptual leap is copy and paste. Why? Because it lets you leverage work you’ve already done, in a manner that’s quick, accurate, and repeatable…. Read more »

"Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network" helps keep your wireless network fast, reliable, and secure

“Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network” helps keep your wireless network fast, reliable, and secure Some things improve with age, and while old Wi-Fi networks don’t fall into that category, Glenn Fleishman’s documentation of everything related to Apple’s AirPort base stations and Wi-Fi networking continues to get better. We’ve just released “Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network,” a… Read more »

Learn to podcast with "Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac"

Learn to podcast with “Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac” Good day! It seems like everyone we know has a podcast these days — Take Control author Glenn Fleishman just started his second, The Periodicalist, which examines the future of publishing. We’re too busy publishing books to do more than be podcast guests, but if you’ve been thinking about… Read more »

Get help with using Dropbox and understanding the Cloud

Dropbox is the Internet’s most heavily used file storage and sharing service, and whether you’re already employing it or are still feeling your way into cloud services, we have a pair of new books that will help you take advantage of the power of the cloud for storing, syncing, and sharing data faster and more flexibly than ever before. These… Read more »

"Take Control of the Cloud"

“Take Control of the Cloud” cuts through the cloud hype True or false? Stormy weather can interfere with cloud computing. Apart from a lightning strike or falling branch cutting power, no, it can’t, but 51% of Americans believe it can, and another 29% of respondents in a 2012 survey thought the Cloud has something to do with an actual cloud…. Read more »