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Take Control of Yosemite Upgrades, New Features, and Sharing

On the same day Apple released OS X 10.10 Yosemite, we published three Take Control books to help readers upgrade successfully, get the most out Yosemite’s new features, and learn how to share nearly anything in nearly every imaginable situation.

 
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Chapter 14 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

Prepare for Yosemite Now with Take Control Books

Chapter 13 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

Chapter 12 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

Chapter 11 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

 

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Chapter 10 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

Chapter 9 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

“Take Control of FileVault” Dispels FileVault Misconceptions

Chapter 8 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

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