Take Control of Yosemite

To put you in control of Apple’s new OS X 10.10 Yosemite, TidBITS has released three new Ebooks – covering upgrading/installation, new features, and sharing:

  1. ‘Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite,’ by Joe Kissell;
  2. ‘Yosemite: A Take Control Crash Course,’ by Scholle (‘Sholly’) McFarland;
  3. ‘Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course,’ also by Joe Kissell.

Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite1. Upgrade to Yosemite with confidence

The ‘Take Control of Upgrading to…’ series has helped tens of thousands of Mac users since 2003, and gives you the benefit of Joe Kissell’s superlative background. You’ll ensure that your hardware and software are ready for Yosemite, protect against problems with a bootable duplicate, eliminate digital clutter, prepare your Mac, and decide on your best installation method, no matter what version of Mac OS X you’re upgrading from, all the way back to 10.4 Tiger. You’ll find full installation directions plus advice on over a dozen things to do immediately after installation and troubleshooting techniques. Joe also explains “upgrades” that involve moving your data to a new Mac from an old Mac or Windows PC.
To read about or buy this Ebook, follow the link below. (AMUG Members log in for the 30% MUG discount code).

Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite
Author: Joe Kisssell | 152 pages | Version 1.1.1 | 1.9 MB | US$15 | Published Oct. 16, 2014

Yosemite: A Take Control Crash Course2. A Crash Course to Take Control of Yosemite

Get more out of your Mac as you go about your everyday activities.
TidBITS’ new ‘Take Control Crash Course’ series split the first-rate content you expect from TidBITS into short chunks so you can dip in and read quickly. They feature a modern, magazine-like layout in PDF while retaining a reflowable design in the EPUB and Mobipocket.
Written by former Macworld editor Scholle McFarland, this book introduces Yosemite’s new interface and discusses new features like iCloud Drive, Handoff, iPhone voice/SMS relay, and Notification Center’s Today view. You’ll learn about key changes in core Apple apps with chapters about Safari, Mail, Messages, and Calendar. You’ll also find answers to questions brought on by recent additions to OS X, such as how to control notifications, tips for using Finder tags, and working with tabbed Finder windows. The book closes with two under-the-hood topics, setting up a new user account (for a child, guest, or troubleshooting) and troubleshooting (with techniques including Safe Boot and OS X Recovery).
To read about or buy this Ebook, follow the link below. (AMUG Members log in for the 30% MUG discount code).

Yosemite: A Take Control Crash Course
Author: Scholle McFarland | 77 pages | Version 1.1 | 4.3 MB | US$10 | Published Oct. 16, 2014

Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course 3. A Crash Course to Take Control of Digital Sharing

Beyond what’s new in Yosemite is the larger problem facing most of us – how to work effectively in today’s ecosystem of devices, services, and collaborators. Frankly, sharing with other people and devices is messy, because everyone wants something different. That’s why ‘Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course’ may be TidBITS’ most important book of the year, and why Mac and iOS users are so grateful to Joe Kissell for taking on the challenge of describing how to share nearly anything you can think of in nearly any imaginable situation. Here are just a few of the gems in this book:

  • How iCloud Photo Sharing and My Photo Stream are entirely different
  • How to share photos fleetingly, privately, permanently, or with your fridge
  • The best ways to sync a project’s worth of files with others
  • Services to provide ubiquitous access to your own files across devices
  • Quick ways to make a file available for download by anyone
  • How to share calendars with others, whether or not they use iCloud
  • A tutorial on enabling Family Sharing
  • Tweaky workarounds for contact sharing, which is surprisingly difficult
  • How to rip a DVD to your MacBook Air using an older Mac’s SuperDrive
  • How to turn your iPhone or Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Ways of watching your uncle work remotely, as you help him with iTunes
  • Approaches to syncing Web browser bookmarks and tabs with multiple devices
  • How to securely share a collection of passwords with someone else

To read about or buy this Ebook, follow the link below. (AMUG Members log in for the 30% MUG discount code).

Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course
Author: Joe Kissell | 87 pages | Version 1.1 | 2.6 MB | US$10 | Published Oct. 16, 2014.

Get all 3 Ebooks for 30% Bundle Discount

Just select all three of the these titles on any of the above Take Control Catalog web pages, click ‘Buy Bundle’, and pay only US$24.50 for the lot (total value US$35)!