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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 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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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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Apple Watch Crash Course 1.2 Update Now Available!

I’m excited to announce that Take Control Books has just published my update to Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course. Version 1.2 is now fully updated to cover watchOS 2 and the various improvements rolled into the watch’s operating system (see below). Although the book required a fairly substantial refresh, we’re offering it as ...

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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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25% Off Take Control Books for WinterFest 2015

I know, I’ve been heavy on the deals lately, but that’s the way it is at the end of the year when so many folks are offering special prices on things. And I absolutely want to help you save money on books and products that I and people I know create. The latest is WinterFest ...

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Dropbox’s Carousel Jams

Dropbox has pulled the plug on Carousel, ending the photo service that it introduced just last year. Photos uploaded to Carousel will be available via the Photos section of the Dropbox app. When I was revising Take Control of Your Digital Photos for version 2.0 (available now!), one of the more difficult parts was the ...

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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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Now Available: Second Edition of Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac

I’m happy to announce that the big second edition of my ebook Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac is now available! The first edition came out two years ago, and in that time a lot has changed for Mac-owning photographers. The biggest shift for many people was Apple discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture, ...

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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 ...