Introducing ‘Take Control LIVE: Working with Your iPad’

A message from TidBITS founder Adam C Engst …

“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. TidBITS has been helping people do just that for years, with several editions of Joe Kissell’s Take Control of Working with Your iPad. But we’ll be honest – the field is exploding, and a new ebook would be out-of-date the week it was released.”

“So we’re embarking on an experiment to bring you the same meticulously researched, real-world information that you’re accustomed to getting from Joe, but in a different way. Instead of publishing hundreds of pages of text accompanied by static screenshots, we’re going to give you Joe himself, live and in person. Or rather, he’ll be live and in your Web browser, doing show-and-tell with his trusty iPad over the next four months.”

“That’s the premise behind Take Control LIVE: Working with Your iPad. In each of FOUR live online video presentations – the first of which is on December 6th, then monthly in January, February and March 2013 – Joe will convey the same details he would have put in a book, but he’ll supplement them with live demos, answers to your questions, and updates on previously covered topics. You can read more about what Joe will be covering at the page linked below, plus see a trailer video and purchase your season pass.

“Those who buy the season pass can watch upcoming presentations live and ask questions, or tune in any time afterward. There’s no need to take notes, since we’ll update the season pass PDF after each show with concise notes and links to everything that Joe covers. So you’ll end up with not only four hours of video, but also the distilled essence of a Take Control ebook.”

“We’re approaching this experiment with some trepidation, since Joe, Tonya, and I have been learning new skills en route to what is essentially a public performance. We’re accustomed to putting our effort in up front and presenting you with the polished product, but with Take Control Live, we’re stepping out on a high wire.”

“So if you’re interested in learning how to get work done on an iPad, please come watch Joe and me juggle iPads on our metaphorical tightrope. We may not be Cirque du Soleil, but I can promise a good show exceeding anything we’d do at a conference costing hundreds of dollars, all in the comfort of your own home.”

Cost: US$49.99 buys a season pass (discounted to half price: US$24.99 until December 5th, 2012).

[AMUG members: log in and use the discount code for 30% MUG discount off both these rates, dropping the price to US$34.99, or US$17.49 until 5 Dec].