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Take Control News/19-Dec-05

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Make the Most of .Mac with "Take Control of .Mac" -- If you're paying Apple $100 per year for a .Mac membership, are you getting your money's worth? Too many people don't take full advantage of all that .Mac offers, but that can be a thing of the past once you read our latest ebook, Joe Kissell's "Take Control of .Mac." In "Take Control of .Mac," Joe provides comprehensive documentation of .Mac's capabilities, along with plenty of the real-world advice and practical step-by-step instructions you've come to expect from Take Control ebooks. You'll learn the best ways to read email via .Mac's Web interface or in your email program, how to share files with others via your iDisk, and the ins and outs of synchronizing data between multiple Macs. Joe also provides real-world advice about techniques you can use to protect your important data with Backup; how you can make a full-fledged Web site with photos and movies shared from iPhoto and iMovie; and how you can use .Mac Groups to create private online areas for sharing messages, photos, calendars, and files with family, friends, or colleagues.

You can read more about "Take Control of .Mac," download a free 31-page sample, and place an order at:

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"Take Control of Sharing Files in Tiger" Now in Japanese -- Our industrious Japanese translators have returned with a full Japanese translation of Glenn Fleishman's "Take Control of Sharing Files in Tiger." The 122-page ebook makes file sharing easy, whether it's between a pair of Tiger-equipped Macs (via Ethernet, AirPort, or FireWire), among a mixed-platform office workgroup, or between far-flung computers on the Internet. Learn how to set up Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger to share files with Macs, Windows, and Unix machines using AppleShare, Samba, FTP, the Web, and WebDAV. Glenn also shows you how to avoid the risks of sharing files across the Internet, provides instructions for accessing shared files from common operating systems, and explains how to enhance Tiger's file sharing with SharePoints. This Japanese translation costs $15 so there's a share for the translators, and it comes with a copy of the English version so readers can learn of updates before they're translated.

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