Take Control of High Sierra

Author: Scholle McFarland
Publisher: Take Control Books
ISBN: 1947282964
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Head off into High Sierra with confidence! Looking for a high-quality, in-depth guide to High Sierra? Look no further than Take Control of High Sierra by former Macworld editor Scholle McFarland! An expanded version of Scholle's popular Crash Course on macOS (previously for Sierra and El Capitan), Take Control of High Sierra covers all the changes Apple has made in High Sierra, and how best to adapt them to your own needs. You'll learn great details about High Sierra, like how it's now possible to take live photos of a FaceTime conversation, type instead of talk to Siri, and easily share files through iCloud. You'll also learn about the big changes Apple has made behind the scenes in High Sierra, including rolling out a new file system, improved video support, and support for VR. In addition, Scholle explains what has changed in Apple apps, including Safari, Mail, and Photos. You'll also discover lots of helpful tips on using High Sierra, including how to: Find files, tweak System Preferences, and control apps (like iTunes) with Siri Use Spotlight to find files and facts from all kinds of sources Create tabs in a variety of Apple and third-party apps (not just Safari) Open Mission Control view to easily see all of your windows at once Navigate Notification Center, including the new Now Playing widget in High Sierra Update your Safari preferences for specific sites and preventing advertisers from tracking your searches Create, sync, and organize your Notes, and use new High Sierra features to Pin a Note and Add a Table in Notes Use Universal Clipboard to copy and paste between Macs Share files instantly between Macs, iPhones, and iPads with AirDrop Use iCloud Drive to collaborate with other users Set up separate user accounts to allow multiple people to use the same Mac

Photos A Take Control Crash Course

Author: Jason Snell
Publisher: Take Control Books
ISBN: 1492018155
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Updated December 11, 2017 Take control of your photo collection in Photos for High Sierra and iOS 11! Get to know Apple’s Photos app and how best to use it to import, manage, edit, and share your photos in High Sierra and iOS 11! As the successor to Apple’s iPhoto app, Photos has a more refined interface and deeper connections to iCloud, and it runs faster. Following the expert advice of Jason Snell, publisher of Six Colors and former lead editor at Macworld, you’ll learn how to navigate Photos like a pro, including how to: Migrate your library from iPhoto or Aperture (Apple’s discontinued professional photography app) into Photos Import photos from devices or memory cards Use multiple Photos libraries Navigate the Photos interface, including the sidebar and icons View or disable Live Photos Organize your library by using enhanced search features, adding metadata, building albums, and creating smart albums Edit your photos using quick-fixes like cropping, applying filters, and fixing red-eye and rotation problems Use advanced editing techniques within Photos and edit using external apps like Photoshop Manage your photo collection using the Memories and People features, and get summary views Sync your photos with iCloud View your photos on an Apple TV Share your photos via social media, export them out of Photos, turn them into slideshows, or create printed objects (books, calendars, cards, prints) Jason also highlights major new changes in Photos under High Sierra and iOS 11, including a redesigned interface, editing improvements, new support for external editing apps, upgrades to the Live Photos feature, and a smarter People feature. This book, which is about the new versions of Photos that Apple released in September 2017, covers Photos for macOS version 3.0 in High Sierra, as well as Photos in iOS 11 and tvOS 11.

Read Me First A Take Control Crash Course

Author: Tonya Engst
Publisher: Take Control Books
ISBN: 1615429840
Format: PDF
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Find out what most tech writers hope you already know! Find out what most tech writers hope you already know in this free ebook by Tonya Engst. Tonya takes you behind the scenes, explaining why tech writers write the way they do and helping you decode the directions for everything from Desktops to directories, keys to menus, and paths to preferences. Although Read Me First: A Take Control Crash Course has plenty of basic information about using the Mac (and a few chapters about iOS), its focus is not on helping inexperienced users master important basics. Instead, it focuses on explaining the assumptions that tech writers make when writing directions. This book aims to make sure people reading technical documentation don't get stuck for the lack of basic know-how, such as how to match the name of your operating system with its numerical version, how to understand written shortcuts for navigating menus, what Control-click means, how to enter something on the command line, how to follow a path, and more. Because we feel strongly that everyone should know this information, the book is wired with social media options at the end of each chapter, so you can easily share individual chapters with anyone who could use the information.

Take Control of Preview

Author: Josh Centers
Publisher: Take Control Books
ISBN: 1492017434
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discover Preview's hidden features for editing images and manipulating PDFs! Apple bundles the Preview app with every Mac, but few people realize what it's capable of. The Mac experts behind TidBITS, Adam Engst and Josh Centers, have plumbed Preview's depths to create a cheerful, colorful book that explains dozens of techniques for importing, viewing, editing, and converting images in Preview. The book also puts you in control of reading, annotating, manipulating, and encrypting PDFs. Packed with real-world examples and tips, the book teaches you to bring files into Preview from a camera or scanner (or just from the Finder). Once you discover Preview's surprisingly capable collection of image-editing tools, you'll soon be editing imported photos by tweaking the exposure, color saturation, sharpness, and more. You can even mark up your images with circles, arrows, and text, plus numerous other shapes. In the second part of the book, Adam and Josh focus on PDFs in Preview, describing how to configure Preview to make reading PDFs as fluid as possible. Since so many paper forms now come in PDF, the book shows you how to fill out PDF-based forms, complete with quick insertion of your digital signature. Those who read digital textbooks or who collaborate on documents will learn to annotate PDFs with highlights, notes, and bookmarks. You'll even learn how to create PDFs from a scanner, the clipboard, and the Print dialog. Finally, Adam and Josh cover the two types of passwords you can use to protect your PDFs, explaining what each is good for. Preview is a veritable Swiss Army Knife -- don't miss out on the many ways it can make your life easier! Did you know that you can do all these things in Preview? Import photos from your iPhone. Scan paper-based documents and images. Add a scanned page to an existing PDF. Take a screenshot that includes the pointer. Open hundreds of images in a single window. Trash unwanted images with a keystroke. Duplicate, rename, and move images without leaving Preview. Play a manually arranged slideshow of images or PDF pages. Create a PDF-based image catalog. Resize and change the resolution of images. Crop out undesirable content. Mark up screenshots with shapes and text labels. Magnify a portion of an image with a loupe. Add text captions and speech bubbles to photos. Tweak the white point and black point in photos. Make photos sepia or black-and-white. Edit a photo while comparing it to its original version. Export to any one of 19 formats. Create basic animated GIFs. Put thumbnails, table of contents, notes, or bookmarks in your sidebar. View search results by rank or page order. Copy text and images from a PDF. Highlight text just like you would in a college textbook. Add notes to highlighted text and as freestanding objects. Review notes in the sidebar or Annotations inspector. Create bookmarks to pages you want to revisit quickly. Annotate a PDF with customizable shapes and arrows. Fill in PDF forms, whether or not they're interactive. Create and insert a digital version of your signature into PDF forms. Add, remove, and rearrange pages in a PDF. Rotate PDF pages that were scanned at the wrong orientation. Encrypt PDFs so they can't be opened, edited, printed, or copied from.

Survive

Author: Peter DeLeo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743276566
Format: PDF, Docs
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When Peter DeLeo set out one Sunday morning on a sightseeing and photography trip over the central Sierra Nevada mountains in California, he had no idea that he would soon be fighting for his life with the odds stacked very much against him. DeLeo's single-engine plane encountered turbulence, and he and his two passengers crashed in the mountains. All three survived the accident but sustained multiple injuries. DeLeo had broken ribs, a shattered ankle, and a badly damaged shoulder. After assessing their situation, they decided that the passengers should remain with the plane while DeLeo would hike out to bring back help. It was already winter; he left the limited emergency supplies with the plane's passengers; and he was hampered by his injuries, but DeLeo was determined to get help. He found or improvised shelter at night, carefully warmed himself during the daytime, drank from small pools of melted snow and ice, and slowly but steadily made his way toward civilization. Suffering from exhaustion and on the verge of collapse, he found a hot spring that provided him with temporary warmth and insects to eat. Injuries, dehydration, malnutrition, and a two-day blizzard slowed him, and a rockslide nearly killed him just as he glimpsed the valley and highway that he so desperately sought, but DeLeo's courage saw him through. Meanwhile, Civil Air Patrol planes searched fruitlessly for the lost plane and for survivors; twice, DeLeo frantically tried to signal the search planes, but to no avail. When DeLeo finally reached a highway, he found it almost impossible to convince the authorities that he was the lost pilot who had been all but given up for dead. His astonishing survival, one of the most remarkable feats of endurance on record, made national and even international news. Now, for the first time, Peter DeLeo tells his remarkable story in gripping detail. His amazing saga is destined to become a classic.

Final Flight

Author: Peter Stekel
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899976662
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In October 2005, two mountaineers climbing above Mendel Glacier in the High Sierra finds the mummified remains of a man in a WW II uniform, entombed in the ice. The "Iceman" discovery creates a media storm which draws author Peter Stekel to investigate and stumble upon the case of a navigation training flight crew missing since 1942. Early attempts at recovery are thwarted due to empty graves, botched records, bad weather, bad luck, and bad timing. Then, in 2007, Stekel himself discovers a second body in the glacier. Through meticulous research, interviews, and his own mountaineering trips to the site, Stekel uncovers the identities of these four young men. Final Flight explores the story of the ill-fated flight and the misinformation surrounding it for over 60 years. The book is a gripping account that's part mystery, part history, and a personal journey to uncover the truth of the events that occurred on November 18, 1942. In the process, Stekel rewrites the young aviators' last days and takes us on their final flight.

Take Control of Apple Mail

Author: Joe Kissell
Publisher: Take Control Books
ISBN: 1457190958
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Master Mail in Yosemite and iOS 8! Email is a necessary evil in today's world, but you can work more effectively in Apple Mail with the hard-won advice in this book, written by email expert Joe Kissell. You'll learn how to make Mail serve your needs with essential setup, usage, and troubleshooting instructions, whether you use Gmail, iCloud, Exchange, IMAP, or POP -- or more than one -- in both 10.10 Yosemite on your Mac and iOS 8 on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Joe explains core concepts like special IMAP mailboxes and email archiving, reveals Mail's hidden interface elements, helps with common tasks like addressing and adding attachments, and offers tips on customizing Mail to your preferences. You'll also learn how to find that message in the haystack, figure out how digital signatures and encryption work in Mail, and uncover solutions to numerous common problems. Perhaps most important, Joe shares his strategy for avoiding email overload; the article where he first introduced it won American Business Media's Neal Award for Best How-To Article. Mavericks and iOS 7? After you download this ebook, you can follow its Ebook Extras link to download the first edition, which focuses on Mavericks and iOS 7. Using the fully linked table of contents, Quick Start page, or other hot links in the ebook, you'll quickly find the essential information that's most important to you, including: Key changes in Mail for Yosemite and iOS 8 The whys and hows of sending attachments with Mail Drop How to sign, annotate, and otherwise modify outgoing attachments (such as permission forms or contracts) within Mail Setting Mail's Junk Mail filter correctly and other tips for defeating spam Understanding special mailboxes like Sent, Drafts, and Junk Using notifications to manage incoming messages Turning on the much-loved classic window arrangement Using search tokens AND understanding Boolean searches Taking charge of email organization with rules and other measures 14 things everyone should know about iOS Mail Deciding whether you should encrypt your email, plus detailed, real-world steps for signing and encrypting email Fixing problems: receiving, sending, logging in, bad mailboxes, and more Managing Mail's new "Automatically detect and maintain account settings" checkbox -- especially if it's causing a connection problem

Take Control of Parallels Desktop 12

Author: Joe Kissell
Publisher: Take Control Books
ISBN: 1492018430
Format: PDF, ePub
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Take advantage of the full virtualization power of Parallels Desktop! Updated November 13, 2016 If you need to run Windows alongside your Mac apps or test macOS 10.12 Sierra while booting safely from 10.11 El Capitan, your solution is at hand with Parallels Desktop 12, which was the first virtualization app for the Mac when it debuted 10 years ago. Virtualization expert Joe Kissell explains how beginners can set up a virtual machine to run Windows or another operating system, share files with a virtual machine, and switch smoothly between virtualized apps and Mac apps. For those who are familiar with virtualization in general and previous versions of Parallels, he explores the many settings you can tweak for specific situations, to increase performance, or to enhance security. Joe also discusses connecting peripherals to your virtual machine and looks at snapshots, backups, malware prevention, troubleshooting, and more! Created in collaboration with the Parallels team, the book focuses on Parallels Desktop 12 Standard and Pro editions, and, where appropriate, it includes details about Parallels Desktop Lite and Parallels Desktop Business Edition. You'll find all sorts of useful information whether you're just getting started with Parallels Desktop 12 or have used previous versions! You're a new Parallels user or need a refresher Begin with a thorough understanding of how Parallels Desktop works conceptually -- what it makes possible and how it differs from Apple's Boot Camp. You'll also find help with choosing among the four versions of Parallels Desktop, obtaining a copy of Windows, and deciding whether to run Windows in just Parallels or also in Boot Camp. Joe then walks you through running the Parallels installer and creating your first virtual machine with Windows installed. You'll learn about installing Parallels Tools and how it can enhance your experience. For instance, it allows your mouse pointer to move seamlessly between virtual machine windows and Mac app windows, and it syncs your clipboard between the virtual machine and your Mac. With your Windows virtual machine running, Joe teaches you how to perform key tasks like starting and stopping your virtual machine, changing the view and resolution, accessing files and devices, installing a printer, and more. You'll also find advice on preventing malware attacks and creating snapshots and backups, as well as directions for installing other operating systems, including macOS, Android, Chromium OS, and many versions of Linux. You're upgrading to Parallels Desktop 12 and want to perfect your installation Come up to speed on the changes from Parallels Desktop 11 in Joe's handy "Learn What's New" chapter. It provides clickable links to full descriptions of those aspects of Parallels Desktop 12, including better support for multiple displays and Retina displays, window tabs in macOS Sierra, pausing of idle virtual machines, a new Maintenance feature that lets you set a time range for when Windows updates and other tasks may occur, and integration with macOS Sierra's Optimized Storage feature. You'll also find coverage of the new Parallels Toolbox utilities. Two detailed chapters cover a vast assortment of preferences for both Parallels Desktop itself and a particular virtualized machine, helping you to find the best settings for your needs.

Are Your Bits Flipped

Author: Joe Kissell
Publisher: Take Control Books
ISBN: 1492017191
Format: PDF, ePub
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Overcoming Tech Misconceptions Just as a single "flipped bit" in a piece of computer code can bring an otherwise reliable app crashing to a halt, a single misconception in your understanding of personal computing technology can cause all manner of problems -- including lost data, wasted time, and constant frustration as you live and work in today's increasingly digital world. In this unique title from Take Control, which is packed with little-known facts and debunked beliefs, tech expert Joe Kissell untangles common confusions surrounding the high-tech products and services we all rely on every day. By eliminating your tech misconceptions, you'll: Avoid common errors that waste precious time or result in data loss. Make decisions based on an accurate understanding of how things work. Find yourself asking for -- or paying for! -- computer help less often. Have clear explanations on hand when others ask you for help. Better understand tech topics in the headlines -- encryption, passwords, privacy, and more. Make a stronger impression at a job interview, user group, or wherever your tech skills may be judged. Some of the 16 chapters in this 190-page book are updated and expanded versions of essays originally published in TidBITS. You'll start thinking more clearly about: Trust: Can you trust an online service like iCloud or Gmail, or a password manager? Privacy: How do you evaluate your privacy when a Web site wants you to give it personal information? What if the site wants to track the way you use it? What if you want to store confidential data on it? Fear: Should you worry about using Java or JavaScript, two computer languages that have little in common except their names? Clicking: Why click twice when you can click once? Sort out once and for all what a single click versus a double click can accomplish rather than just clicking randomly like a teenager. Opening apps: Are you in the shockingly large group of people who spend too much time on the mundane action of opening apps? Cloud accumulation: How many cloud services (like Dropbox or Google Drive) do you need, where are your "cloud" files actually kept, and how can you keep your monthly cost down? Email: How can you ensure that attachments make it through? Do you worry about where your email is actually located? Did you know you can choose an email address that will work over time and make you look better online? Backups: Are you relying on a backup strategy that will let you down? Should you worry about what happens if you start up your Mac from a bootable duplicate? Encryption: Do you understand why the U.S. government is going after the giant tech companies, and why the stakes are high for your own use of encryption? Passwords: Do you know why it's such a bad idea to use the same password for multiple sites, or to rely on a pattern? (Please, please, use a password manager.) Web: Are your Web searches finding what you want quickly and easily? Did you know that you can navigate the Web more effectively if you understand how URLs work? Is this book for a person like me? We designed the book for people with a wide range of tech experience, from those who do little more than read email and browse the Web all the way up to people who provide technical support professionally. A few topics focus on the Mac, but the majority of the book is of general interest.

Sierra s Story

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780842387262
Format: PDF
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Scarred and in pain after a car accident, a high school senior turns away from God, especially after remembering how her boyfriend and best friend were involved in the crash, and plans her revenge while the elderly woman sharing her hospital room urges he