Take Control of Preparing for El Capitan

Apple plans to release OS X 10.11 El Capitan – most likely in October – with under-the-hood improvements aimed at improving performance and zapping bugs, along with changes to the Finder and core Apple apps. Because it’s only a matter of time before your Mac starts nagging you to upgrade to El Capitan, TidBITS has the early-bird release of Joe Kissell’s Take Control of Upgrading to El Capitan available now, and Scholle McFarland’s El Capitan: A Take Control Crash Course available for pre-order…

Take Control of Upgrading to El Capitan

Take Control of Upgrading to El CapitanIn this book, the ninth instalment in Take Control’s series of “Upgrading” titles, Mac wizard Joe Kissell helps you with hardware and software compatibility, problem prevention, prepping your drive, and picking the best installation method. Whether you’ll be upgrading from the 10.11 El Capitan public beta or from 10.4 Tiger — or anything in between! — Joe coaches you through making a bootable duplicate of your main drive and gives you pointers for eliminating digital clutter and handling last-minute preparations.

Once Apple releases El Capitan, Joe will publish a version 1.1 update with full installation steps, post-installation advice, troubleshooting help, and more. Look for “Meet Me Back Here on Upgrade Day” in the book to learn how to get the free 1.1 update, or just watch for an email message with direct download links.

Take Control of Upgrading to El Capitan:
USD$15 | 74 pages | Version 1.0 | Published 3 Sept 2015

El Capitan: A Take Control Crash Course

El Capitan Take Control Crash CourseIn this book you’ll explore changes in the Finder and new features in apps like Safari and Notes, and update your know-how of key Apple technologies, including notifications, iMessage, Handoff, iCloud Drive, AirPlay, AirDrop, and Family Sharing. You’ll also find directions for working with Finder tags and Finder window tabs, plus special topics on user accounts and troubleshooting.

When you pre-order this book, you’ll download a one-page PDF. After Apple makes the official release of El Capitan available, you’ll be able to click a button in the PDF to get the full ebook (in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket formats) and start learning about El Capitan. You will also receive an email with download links.

El Capitan: A Take Control Crash Course:
USD$10 | 1-page preview | Version 1.0 | Published 3 Sept 2015

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