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: A Take Control Crash Course,” which may be the first documentation of the Apple Watch that’s comprehensive, independent, and based on real-world experience. The 69-page book normally costs $10, but the 30% MUG discount drops that to $7. Learn more about the book and buy it via the coupon-loaded link below.

Using our graphically rich Crash Course format, Jeff covers the Apple Watch from metaphorical morning to night, first helping you understand what it can do for you and choose a particular model. Next, after explaining how you interact with the watch and personalize the watch face, Jeff walks you through using glances, apps, and notifications. Then he turns his attention to specific things that the watch can help with, including communicating with friends, getting directions, working with events and reminders, viewing and capturing photos, controlling iTunes and Apple TVs, using Apple Pay and Passbook, and exercising. Two final chapters ensure that you know what settings and customizations are available and how to take care of your watch, including recharging, restarting, resetting, and restoring.

Since we both wear Apple Watches every day as well, we integrated our successes and mishaps into the book during our collaborative editing pass. The end result is a polished book that reflects a broad set of experiences, making it even more valuable for readers of different types and with different priorities.

Like our other Crash Courses, this book has concise chunks of content so you can read quickly, all wrapped up in a modern, magazine-like layout in PDF that morphs to a reflowable design for EPUB and Mobipocket. Each chapter ends with discussion and sharing buttons, making it easy to ask a question or share a chapter with Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and others (and please do!).

Thank you for your support of the Take Control series!

cheers… -Adam & Tonya Engst, Take Control publishers

P.S. Check out some of our other recently released ebooks, all at 30% off via

* Backing Up Your Mac: A Joe On Tech Guide (the latest backup advice)
* Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course (our best seller of 2015)
* Take Control of Security for Mac Users (prevent illicit access to your data!)
* Take Control of Numbers (includes a hands-on example spreadsheet)

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