Tag: ebooks

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Joe Kissell’s Take Control of Parallels Desktop 12

This is no longer a new idea, but I still feel a twinge of amazement when I can run Windows on my Mac. In the dark ages, the divide between Mac and Windows computers was almost too wide, and we relied on methods of sharing data that were like running across fraying rope bridges. Now, ...

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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 ...

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Take Control of 1Password 6

One of my favorite and most-used Mac utilities received a major update this week. I rely on 1Password practically every day on my Mac, iPhone, and iPad to securely store all of my passwords, credit card details, and other essential information. Even better, 1Password 6 for Mac is a free update for owners of versions ...

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New Book! Aurora HDR and Aurora HDR Professional: A Photoversity Guide

For years when I’ve been out photographing landscapes, I’ve dutifully shot bracketed exposures: three or more images that represent light, dark, and balanced views of a scene. The advantage of brackets is to combine them later into a single HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo that includes more detail than what a camera sensor by itself ...

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Talking about Taking Control of Photos at MacVoices

To coincide with the release of Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac, Second Edition, I had a great discussion with Chuck Joiner at MacVoices about what’s new in this edition, how the Mac photo landscape has changed in the last two years, and what to consider when looking at online photo services. ...

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Giving Away 3 Free Copies of Photoshop Elements 13 Classroom in a Book

Congratulations to Fuad K., Johnny S., and Agnes O., who each received a code to download the ebook! When I recently gave away five free ebook copies of my Photos for OS X and iOS book, I discovered some codes I’d overlooked for Photoshop Elements 13: Classroom in a Book. I can’t just let them ...

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Take Control 50% Off Back-to-School Sale Happening Now!

I don’t post about many back-to-school sales because there are so many (as a technology journalist, my email is full of them), but this one’s special. Take Control Books is currently having its annual 50%-off sale on all ebooks, including mine! Yes, this post is partly self-serving, but when you look at the breadth of ...

Take Control of Wi-Fi

For many years, Glenn Fleishman and I shared office space in a handful of locations, with a handful of other writers, editors, and artists. He would often step into my office to chat about something going on in tech, or in the news, or just to release the pressure valve that is a writer’s brain ...

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On the Shutdown of The Magazine

After two years, Glenn Fleishman is shuttering The Magazine: The sad truth has been that, while profitable from week one, the publication has had a declining subscription base since February 2013. It started at such a high level that we could handle a decline for a long time, but despite every effort — including our ...

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Lightroom mobile Ebook Giveaway

These ebooks are taking up too much space on my imaginary shelf, so it’s time to unload a couple! I’m giving away two copies of my latest ebook from Peachpit Press, Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go. The 53-page book covers everything you want to know about Adobe’s new iOS app that syncs ...