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It’s Time to Read “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course”

by Adam C. Engst

Are you considering an Apple Watch? Or perhaps you’re an early adopter with one already on your wrist? Regardless, learning about the Apple Watch has been pretty hit-or-miss with Web content, especially when it comes to distinguishing pre-release speculation from articles based on actual usage. So we’re particularly pleased to bring you Jeff Carlson’s “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course [1],” which may be the first documentation of the Apple Watch that’s comprehensive, independent, and based on real-world experience. The 69-page book is only $10.

Using our graphically rich, informationally dense Crash Course format, Jeff covers the Apple Watch from metaphorical morning to night, first helping you understand what it can do for you and choose a particular model. Next, after a couple of chapters explaining how you interact with the watch and personalize the watch face, Jeff walks you through using glances, apps, and notifications. Then he turns his attention to specific things that the watch can help with, including communicating with friends, getting directions, working with events and reminders, viewing and capturing photos, controlling iTunes and Apple TVs, using Apple Pay and Passbook, and exercising. Two final chapters ensure that you know what settings and customizations are available and how to take care of your watch, including recharging, restarting, resetting, and restoring.

Like our other Crash Courses, “Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course [2]” has concise chunks of content so you can read quickly, all wrapped up in a modern, magazine-like layout in PDF that morphs to a reflowable design for EPUB and Mobipocket. Each chapter ends with discussion and sharing buttons, making it easy to ask a question or share a chapter with Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and others (please do!).

[1]: http://tid.bl.it/apple-watch-crash-course-tidbits
[2]: http://tid.bl.it/apple-watch-crash-course-tidbits