Category Archives: Macs

30% Discount on “Take Control of 1Password, 4th ed.” for MUG Members

Right now, Mac User Group (MUG) members get 30% off of “Take Control of 1Password, 4th ed.” For only $10.49, you can learn all there is to know about creating, securing, and keeping track of your unique passwords. From two-actor authentication (2FA) to syncing and sharing passwords with your family or team, this book focuses on 1Password 7 for Mac… Read more »

30% Off Mojave and iOS 12 Titles from Take Control Books

Take Control Books is pleased to offer Macintosh Users Group (MUG) and CDPUG members three new titles that provide early access to information about Mojave and iOS 12. Buy all three books together for only $25.98, a savings of up to $14. This price includes free updates when new information is added to the books. In Take Control of Upgrading to… Read more »

Private Tour of the Graphics and Visualization Lab (GVIS) at the NASA Glenn Research Center — Part 2

By Stan Bujak Imagine traveling 935,581,827 miles to Saturn to be submerged in a submarine into a sea of liquid hydrogen on a planet that is nine times the size of the Earth. The team at the Graphics and Visualization Lab (GVIS) at the NASA Glenn Research Center has created this virtual reality simulator to help scientists explore Saturn’s surface…. Read more »

Four updated Take Control books for your MUG

Happy holidays! Here in San Diego, Morgen and the kids and I have been busily preparing for Christmas while also doing our best to get another batch of books out before the end of the year. I’m pleased to announce new editions of four popular Take Control titles (all of which update and replace books I previously released independently as… 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 »

OS X 10.10 Yosemite – Prep and Install. Free Training Video

I subscribe to this paid podcast. It’s well worth it. This episode on preparing and installing Yosemite is free. Check it out. Spike SCOM0473 – OS X 10.10 Yosemite – Prep and Install OS X Yosemite 10.10 is here! There’s lots to cover in Apple’s latest operating system but let’s start at the beginning. In this episode we start off… 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 »

How can you Take Control of Apple Mail in Mavericks and iOS 7?

How can you Take Control of Apple Mail in Mavericks and iOS 7? Have you had trouble or confusions with Apple Mail in Mavericks? Lots has changed from previous versions, particularly for Gmail users, and although Apple has restored some functionality in 10.9.1 and the just-released 10.9.2, there’s nothing like a healthy dose of expert advice to put you back… Read more »