Category Archives: Mobile Platforms

Why doesn’t anyone visit your beautiful website?

By Kelli Swan The reason you may have so few visitors is that your website does not show up on internet searches. Google and other search engines look for very specific information on a website before ranking it with regard to the words or phrases (search terms) people typically use when looking up information on the internet. While the algorithms… 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 »

"Take Control of PDFpen 6" explains PDFpen for Mac and iOS

“Take Control of PDFpen 6” explains PDFpen for Mac and iOS Have you ever had wanted to fill out and sign a PDF-based form without printing it and faxing it back? Or wanted to change the date on a PDF-based flyer? Needed to give feedback on a PDF, but stumbled around trying to insert comments and proofreading marks? Wished you… Read more »

Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Dropbox" helps you learn and teach Dropbox

Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Dropbox” helps you learn and teach Dropbox Good day! Here at Take Control, we’ve long been huge fans of the Dropbox file-sharing service, relying on it every day to collaborate on manuscripts with our authors and editors. Now we’re pleased to share our expertise with you in the form of Joe Kissell’s latest ebook, “Take… Read more »

Introducing "Take Control Live: Working with Your iPad"

Introducing “Take Control Live: Working with Your iPad” Adam Engst here. You know all those iPads that you and 100 million other people have bought? Lots of people want to use an iPad to go beyond browsing Web pages, watching videos, and reading books, to replace a laptop and get real work done. We’ve been helping people do just that… Read more »

Are Brick and Mortar PC Users Groups Still Relevant?

I am old enough to remember when the Apple IIGS came out along with the Tandy TSR80 and young enough to catch the evolution of today’s migration to Cloud computing. What an amazing time we live in! Along the way, I’ve had the benefit of using PCs on both computing platforms and then some, including many of the mobile platforms:… Read more »

Take Control of iBooks Author with a new ebook by Michael E. Cohen

Take Control of iBooks Author with a new ebook by Michael E. Cohen Intrigued by Apple’s new, free iBooks Author ebook publishing software? If you want to create a visually attractive ebook on your Mac and have your layout preserved for readers in iBooks on the iPad, you’ll find a lot to like in iBooks Author. Beyond the obvious text… Read more »

OfficeTime is a timeKEEPER!

OfficeTime is a timeKEEPER! So I’m all in with Office Time. I’ve got the OS version for the desktop as well as the iOS version on both the iPad and iPhone. …and I love it! For over thirty years I made valiant attempts to accurately record the time spent on creative projects whose ultimate billing was a reflection of and… Read more »