Category: Books

The Fall Take Control 50% Off Sale This Week

Take 50% off all Take Control ebooks! This week only.

Talking New Digital Photos Book Edition on MacVoices

I talk to Chuck Joiner at MacVoices about what's new in Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac v2.1, including how the book almost didn't happen.

Version 2.1 of Take Control of Your Photos

The latest edition of my book makes managing your photo library even easier by taking advantage of new artificial-intelligence features in Apple's Photos and Google Photos.

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Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course v1.3

The Apple Watch is now a year and a half old, and on its second hardware revision. (Technically, it’s on the third revision, since you can buy a Series 1 model that is identical to the original but with a better processor.) And watchOS 3 brings several enhancements and refinements to Apple’s wearable that show ...

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Yearly WinterFest Sale on Take Control Books & Software

A quick note: The annual WinterFest sale is on, with discounts on lots of great software and Take Control books—including mine! Nisus Writer Pro, Scrivener, TextExpander, PDFpen… all 25% off (or better) for a short time. Go get them here: WinterFest 2016.

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Photos Crash Course for macOS Sierra

Sometimes, it feels as if I’m a lone defender of Apple’s Photos app under macOS. Many people find it too different from iPhoto, or think it’s too basic (even though it’s actually quite sophisticated), or… I don’t know, they just don’t like change. Except for Aperture users who were abandoned by Apple—their discontent is understandable. ...

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Aurora HDR 2017 Is Coming in September

[Aurora HDR 2017 is now out! Pricing updated below.] Macphun has announced the next version of Aurora HDR, and it looks like a great update! New features of Aurora HDR 2017 include: Improved tone mapping New tools, including an adjustable polarize filter and a radial masking tool Batch processing An updated interface Take a look ...

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Take Control of Slack

If you’re not using Slack, there’s a good chance you will soon. Slack is a service for exchanging messages and data among groups. It’s not the first attempt at this type of software, but it’s certainly one of the most popular. Small businesses use it so employees can stay in touch no matter where they ...

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Get My Free Aurora HDR Ebook from Macphun

The great folks at Macphun are currently including a short ebook I wrote for them with every Aurora HDR purchase: 10 Simple Steps to Make Amazing HDR Photos…but anyone can get it for free! It covers a few fundamentals, like tips for capturing good brackets in the first place, and points to features in Aurora ...

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Take Control Books 50%-off Spring Sale

Take Control Books is having a 50%-off sale through March 21! This is a great opportunity to pick up my latest Take Control books as well as titles from some of the best writers covering the Apple and technology fields. Select any of the titles below, and then browse the Take Control catalog for more: Take Control ...