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There was a time when Mac owners scoffed at their PC-loving counterparts, who had to pore over paper manuals to grok the essentials of a software program before they tried to use it. When graphical user interfaces were introduced, a lot of focus was on making software intuitive and easy to use....

April 2nd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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iBook Lessons is a continuing series about ebook writing and publishing. Michael E. Cohen is an ebook designer, instructional software developer and the author of "Take Control of iBooks Author". This new book introduces iBooks Author to users, and discusses publication through the iBookstore....

July 31st 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Joe Kissell is an extraordinary Mac writer, so when he took on the task of writing the first edition of Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac a few years ago, I knew he was going to do an amazing job. Joe has just finished writing the third edition of this book, which covers every possible method...

February 20th 2009 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Take Control Books has just published the second edition of Andy Affleck's popular Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac ebook. Anyone interested in getting started with podcasting or improving the quality of their current podcasts should read this ebook.Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac: Second...

September 5th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Glenn Fleishman of Macworld, Wi-Fi Networking News and TidBITS fame has written two new Leopard ebooks, both published today by Take Control Books. The new titles, Take Control of Back to My Mac and Take Control of Screen Sharing in Leopard, are part of the popular Take Control ebook series. Take Co...

June 12th 2008 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Take Control Books has published the second edition of Joe Kissell's Take Control of .Mac eBook. The new version covers the use of Apple's .Mac service with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and iLife '08, with detailed information about: Changes to .Mac in Leopard Adding movies and photos to a Web Gal...

May 30th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Despite John Gruber's longstanding assertion that "Repair Disk Permissions is voodoo," Brian Tanaka has published "Take Control of Permissions in Leopard" for the Take Control series of eBooks. It's part troubleshooting (how to delete stuck files, for example), part tips and tricks (the best ways to...

February 25th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Still looking for gifts for your friendly neighborhood switcher or new Leopard user? Nothing says "I love you, but I'm sadly incapable of planning ahead and getting organized enough to buy actual, physical presents" like the gift of eBooks. Well, maybe cash says that too. Anyway, if you were in the...

December 18th 2007 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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You haven't upgraded to Leopard yet -- what's the rush? -- but your friends and family are nudging you to make the move. Need reassurance, support and a helping hand to make the process easier and free of aggravation? The Take Control crew is there for you, with five ebooks aimed at Leopard upgrades...

November 12th 2007 at 2:30pm 0 Comments