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Michael E. Cohen

Michael E. Cohen

Michael E. Cohen has worked as a teacher, a programmer, a Web designer, a multimedia producer, and a certified usability analyst. One of the developers of the first commercial ebooks, Michael is the author of several such works, including the compendious Take Control of Pages.

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Two New Ebooks Explore Networking and Security

“Take Control of iPhone and iPod touch Networking & Security, iOS 4 Edition,” an ebook written by networking expert Glenn Fleishman, sheds light on the geeky secrets of safe iPhone and iPod touch networking. Also new is version 1.7 of our longstanding “Take Control of Your Wi-Fi Security.”

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1Password 3.5.0

Adds Chrome support, includes a variety of other changes. ($39.95 new, free update, 19.1 MB)

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Coda 1.7

Text editor update includes HTML5 tag completion and added keyboard shortcuts. ($99 new, free update, 20 MB)

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HP Printer Drivers v.2.5.2

Updated HP printer drivers. (Free, 448.7 MB)

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Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.6

Disk cloning utility offers improved handling of media read errors, along with bug fixes. (Free, 4.3 MB)

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First Office 2011 for Mac Update Fixes Crashers

Fixes for an email security vulnerability and a number of crashing bugs highlight this first update to Microsoft’s Office for Mac 2011.

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“Take Control of Safari 5” Documents Apple’s Web Browser

The definitive Safari 5 guide from long-time Mac expert Sharon Zardetto explores Safari features both new and old and provides the practical advice you need to use Safari to its fullest.

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“Take Control of MobileMe” Guides You through Apple’s Cloud

Joe Kissell’s revised ebook about MobileMe explores the nooks and crannies of Apple’s cloud-based service, guides you through the latest MobileMe changes, and explains what they mean to you.

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BBEdit 9.6 Released; Still Doesn’t Suck

An upgrade to the powerful and venerable editor from Bare Bones Software includes HTML5 syntax support, directory-specific settings, and access to Automator workflows on the Scripts menu, among a plethora of enhancements and fixes.

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Cyberduck 3.7

Imports Transmit favorites, adds usability features, and fixes bugs. (Free, 19.9 MB)

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iLife ’11 Updates Three of Its Apps

iLife ’11 brings major improvements and cosmetic surgery to iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. With a lower price ($49), and immediate availability, you’ll be delving into new versions soon.

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The New MobileMe Calendar: Should You Upgrade?

The new CalDAV-savvy MobileMe calendar is now available to all users, but whether you should upgrade or not is another matter.

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iPad Arriving at Verizon Wireless with MiFi Option

Although there's still no official word of a Verizon Wireless iPhone, the iPad is about to make its debut with Verizon, with and without a bundled MiFi router.

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In Search of the iTunes Media Server

One iTunes library, one family: is it even possible? Michael E. Cohen and Adam Engst run through all the ways of setting up an iTunes media server for a family, none of which are perfect, but one of which may be what you need.

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Apple Battery Charger and the Secret of NiMH

You won’t be caught powerless with Apple’s new battery charger and batteries—but how they behave may surprise you.