Take Control of Big Sur

However, I recommend reading the first couple of chapters (Take In the Scenic View and A Quick Tour of Big Sur) first to get an overview, and if you're upgrading to Big Sur from an earlier version of macOS, you'll have to go through the ...

Take Control of Big Sur

Get up to speed quickly with macOS 11! Version 1.1, updated November 12, 2020 Get to know macOS 11 with Take Control of Big Sur. Learn everything you need to know to prepare for a smooth transition to the new version of macOS—and what to do once you've upgraded. Discover new features, explore the revised user interface, and avoid potentially unpleasant surprises. macOS 11 Big Sur is more than just Apple's annual update to its Mac operating system. This revision breaks entirely new ground, significantly overhauling your Mac's look and feel, adding big new features, and including support for the first (soon-to-be-released) Macs based on Apple silicon rather than Intel processors. We're changing things up this year, too. Rather than two separate titles on the new macOS version as we've had in past years, this time we've rolled everything into one: a book that helps you prepare for the new system, safely upgrade your Mac to run Big Sur, and then get to know all the new features. (So, if you're looking for Take Control of Upgrading to Big Sur, look no further: this book contains an abbreviated version of Joe's legendary upgrading instructions.) Some of the topics covered in this book are: • How to tell whether your Mac can run Big Sur • Steps you should take before upgrading • How to perform an in-place upgrade—or do a clean install and migrate your old data from a backup • What Control Center is and how it can simplify adjusting system settings • What's new in the Maps app (guides, Look Around, indoor maps, and more) • Ways to improve your messaging with enhanced group conversations, Memoji, and other changes in Messages • How to use and customized the heavily revised Notification Center • New features in Photos to make your images and videos even better • Improved privacy features in Safari—plus a Start Page, improved tabs, and spiffy new features • The small changes throughout macOS and bundled apps, including Apple Arcade, Spotlight, Siri, the App Store, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, and more

Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal 3rd Edition

In Big Sur and later, owing to the rearrangement of window tops, the title bar as such disappeared; the title now appears to the left of the main controls on the toolbar. Presumably as a matter of preserving horizontal space, ...

Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal  3rd Edition

Learn how to unleash your inner Unix geek! Version 3.2, updated April 13, 2022 This book introduces you to the Mac’s command line environment, teaching you how to use the Terminal utility to accomplish useful, interesting tasks that are either difficult or impossible to do in the graphical interface.n If you've ever thought you should learn to use the Unix command line that underlies macOS, or felt at sea when typing commands into Terminal, Joe Kissell is here to help! With this 228-page book, you'll become comfortable working on the Mac's command line, starting with the fundamentals and adding more advanced topics as your knowledge increases. Now includes complete coverage of Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, and zsh! Joe includes 66 real-life "recipes" for tasks that are best done from the command line, as well as directions for working with permissions, carrying out grep-based searches, creating shell scripts, and installing Unix software. The book begins by teaching you these core concepts: • The differences among Unix, a command line, a shell, and Terminal • Exactly how commands, arguments, and flags work • The basics of Terminal's interface and how to customize it Next, it's on to the command line, where you'll learn: • How to navigate your Mac's directory structure • Basic file management: creating, copying, moving, renaming, opening, viewing, and deleting files • Creating symbolic links • The types of command-line programs • How to start and stop a command-line program • How to edit a text file in nano • How to customize your prompt and other shell defaults • The importance of your PATH and how to change it, if you need to • How to get help (Joe goes way beyond telling you to read the man pages) You'll extend your skills as you discover how to: • Create basic shell scripts to automate repetitive tasks. • Make shell scripts that have variables, user input, conditional statements, loops, and math. • See which programs are running and what system resources they're consuming. • Quit programs that refuse to quit normally. • Enable the command line to interact with the Finder. • Control another Mac via its command line with ssh. • Understand and change an item's permissions, owner, and group. • Run commands as the root user using sudo. • Handle output with pipe (|) or redirect (> or <). • Use grep to search for text patterns in files and filter output. • Install new command-line software from scratch or with a package manager. • Use handy shortcuts in the Terminal app itself and in zsh. Questions answered include: • What changed on the command line in macOS 12 Monterey and macOS 11 Big Sur? (Not much, unless you have an M-series Mac!) • What changed on the command line in macOS 10.15 Catalina? (A lot!) • What are the differences between the zsh shell and the bash shell? • Which shell am I using, and how can I change my default shell? • How do I quickly figure out the path to an item on my Mac? • How can I customize my Terminal window so I can see man pages behind it? • How can I make a shortcut to avoid retyping the same long command? • Is there a trick for entering a long path quickly? • What should I say when someone asks if I know how to use vi? • How do I change my prompt to suit my mood or needs? • What is Command Line Tools for Xcode? • When it comes to package managers, which one should I use? Finally, to help you put it all together, the book showcases 66 real-world "recipes" that combine commands to perform useful tasks, such as listing users who've logged in recently, manipulating graphics, using a separate FileVault password, creating and editing user accounts, figuring out why a disk won't eject, copying the source code of a webpage, determining which apps have open connections to the internet, flushing the DNS cache, finding out why a Mac won't sleep, sending an SMS message, and deleting stubborn items from the Trash.

Take Control of Ventura

Big Sur also brought Control Center to macOS, as well as a revised Notification Center with support for third-party widgets. Other system-level improvements included updates to AirPods support, Family Sharing, Siri, and Spotlight.

Take Control of Ventura

Meet the latest version of macOS Version 1.1, updated October 24, 2022 macOS 13 Ventura brings important new usability, security, and convenience features to your Mac. Learn how to upgrade your Mac from an earlier version of macOS, find your way around the new system, and make use of the interesting new capabilities such as Stage Manager, Passkeys, and even a way to use your iPhone as a webcam. macOS 13 Ventura may look a lot like its predecessor, macOS 12 Monterey, but it packs a lot of useful new features (along with some potentially confusing user interface choices). Joe Kissell once again provides a complete guide to the upgrade process, as well as an in-depth look at what's new. While Stage Manager provides yet another way to manage your windows, apps like Mail and Messages finally offer solutions to longstanding irritations, Continuity Camera learns some fancy new tricks, and macOS offers even more options to manage your privacy and security. Take Control of Ventura walks you through all these changes. This book teaches you things like: • How to tell whether your Mac is compatible with Ventura • Steps you should take before upgrading • How to perform an in-place upgrade—or do a clean install and migrate your old data from a backup • Adapting to the sometimes-confusing new System Settings app, which replaces System Preferences • Managing windows and apps with Stage Manager • New Mail features—undo sending a message, schedule a message, follow up on messages awaiting replies, and more • Editing or unsending messages in the Messages app • Using new Safari 16 features, such as shared tab groups and editable suggested passwords • Understanding passkeys, which promise to replace passwords in many places—eventually • How to share a Photos library with family and friends • Using Continuity Camera to turn your iPhone into a webcam • Small but interesting changes throughout macOS, such as accessibility improvements, new features in Focus and Dictation, and expanded Live Text capabilities • How to use the brand-new Weather app • Improvements to bundled apps, including FaceTime, Maps, Notes, Reminders, and more

Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

All the new features discussed in this chapter are compatible with the overhauled Messages in macOS 11 Big Sur. (See Joe Kissell's Take Control of Big Sur for more information.) Tip: You can now send audio messages with Siri.

Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

Take your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the next level! Version 1.2, updated June 11, 2021 iOS 14 brings new features to your iPhone or iPod touch, while iPadOS 14 updates your iPad with the latest goodies. In Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers, you'll discover all the new features in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and how to make the best use of them. Every year, Apple releases new versions of its mobile operating systems. In 2020, it was iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, both of which include tremendous new convenience features and significant revisions to your favorite apps. As usual, Josh Centers is back with a book on the new operating systems, but this time around, we're taking a different approach. Instead of recycling and updating loads of old content, we're starting from scratch with a slimmer guide that focuses primarily on what's new in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. Build on everything you already know about using your iPhone or iPad and explore what Apple has changed and added in this update. Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 covers a wide range of topics: • Refresh your memory about how to perform common tasks such as navigating the lock screen, accessing Control Center, and managing your apps. • Take a quick spin through the major design changes and new features. • Clean up your Home screen with App Library. • Add widgets to your Home screen. • Use the new tools in Messages to improve group discussions. • Find cycling routes, local guides, and more in the updated Maps app. • Use new and improved features in the Camera and Photos apps. • Get more (and better) Z's with sleep-tracking features in Health. • Organize your notes and voice memos more effectively. • Translate conversations in real time. • Protect your privacy when using a mobile device. • Find out what special new tricks are exclusive to iPads. • Use new accessibility features to make your device easier to use. • Discover what has been added since the initial release of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. • And much more! Anyone with a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will benefit from Josh's in-depth explanations.

Take Control of Monterey

Disappearing Scripting Languages When Catalina was released, Apple said that macOS would eventually remove the command-line scripting languages Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby. That didn't happen in Big Sur, but starting in Monterey 12.0, ...

Take Control of Monterey

Get to know macOS 12 Monterey! Version 1.2, updated June 29, 2022 macOS 12 Monterey builds on the changes in Big Sur, making your Intel or M-series Mac even more powerful and easier to use. This book teaches you how to prepare for a smooth transition to the new version of macOS—and what to do once you've upgraded. Learn your way around, find out about new capabilities (and a few pitfalls), and improve your privacy and security. Following 2020's Big Sur release, which massively overhauled the macOS interface and introduced support for M-series (Apple silicon) Macs, we have macOS 12 Monterey. Although the look and feel are quite similar to Big Sur, Monterey adds refinements, improvements, and interesting new features to books your productivity and your privacy. As was the case for Big Sur, we're not publishing a separate Take Control of Upgrading to Monterey book. Instead, complete upgrading instructions are included here, along with details about what to expect before, during, and after your Monterey installation. Among the many subjects covered in this book are: • How to tell whether your Mac is compatible with Monterey • Steps you should take before upgrading • Upgrading from the Monterey public beta • How to perform an in-place upgrade—or do a clean install and migrate your old data from a backup • Improvements to FaceTime, such as updated audio and video options, scheduled meetings, and (later this year) SharePlay • New Messages feature, including Shared with You better handling of photos, and new Memoji options • Changes in Safari 15—including last-minute changes to address design flaws in the new interface for tabs • The Focus feature that takes Do Not Disturb to a new level • Shortcuts, which has made its way from iOS/iPadOS to macOS and added new features • What's new in the Maps app, including more city detail, Driving mode, and better transit support • Small but interesting changes throughout macOS, such as AirPlay to Mac, iCloud+, improved password support, and Quick Note • Improvements to bundled apps, including Books, Finder, Mail, Notes, Photos, and more

Take Control of Your M Series Mac

The only strong reason to make a bootable clone with an M-series Mac is if you want to be able to have a previous version of Big Sur or later available for testing. In many cases, that might not even be a clone as such.

Take Control of Your M Series Mac

Make a smooth transition to Apple silicon Version 1.5, updated August 26, 2022 This book teaches you everything you need to know about hardware and related software changes in Apple’s new M1- and M2-series Apple silicon Macs to make a transition from an Intel Mac, set up security with new options, create effective backups, and work with new options in recovery mode. Glenn Fleishman takes you through the details of how an M-series Mac handles startup, battery management, and running iOS, iPadOS, and Windows apps. Covers the 2020–22 Apple M1- and M2-series Macs: the Mac mini, MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models (featuring the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip), and the Mac Studio (with the M1 Max or M1 Ultra chip). Apple’s new Macs based on the M1- and M2-series Apple silicon system-on-a-chip offer remarkable advances in performance, battery life, and memory utilization. With those improvements comes a host of changes in hardware, from how a Mac starts up to making backups of your computer to understanding fundamental aspects of system security. Take Control of Your M-Series Mac teaches you everything you need to know about these topics and much more. You’ll learn not just how to make a bootable clone of your Mac on an external drive, but whether it’s necessary with Monterey or Big Sur and an M1- or M2-series Mac. Find out how to make a clean transition from an Intel Mac, while taking advantage of installing and running iOS and iPadOS apps natively within macOS. You’ll also learn the early method of running Windows on an M1 or M2 Mac, with notions of what’s to come. If you’ve already bought an M1- or M2-series Mac and want to get more out of it, or you’re considering a purchase and trying to understand what you need to know, Take Control of Your M-Series Mac will fit your needs. NOTE: This book is intended for people who are already familiar with Macs. It is not a beginner's guide, nor is it a complete user manual. Its focus is on what's different about M-series Macs compared to Intel-based Macs. Future plans: This book will be updated as Apple releases updated features for existing M1 and M2 Macs and new Macs based on its M-series processors. Here’s what you will learn from this book: • Get to know the M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, and M2 processors, and what’s so different about them • Understand the limits of emulation • Control how apps for Intel Macs and universal Intel/M-series apps launch on an M-series Mac • Learn the complexities of backing up an M-series Mac • Decide whether you need a bootable duplicate of your startup volume • Maximize battery life and longevity • Work with recoveryOS, a substantially different process with an M-series Mac • Walk through a new process of reviving or restoring low-level firmware on a non-responsive Mac • Manage system security when you need to work with kernel extensions • Install and run iOS and iPadOS apps • Learn the current limits of using Windows in macOS on an M1- and M2-series system

The Big Sur Coast National Scenic Area Act

I found that an overwhelming majority of the people who live in the Big Sur area are adamantly opposed to any plan that would allow for a Federal take - over of private lands at Big Sur . The people feel that they have in the past done ...

The Big Sur Coast National Scenic Area Act

Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac 4th Edition

of an entire system volume onto external media and make it bootable, and several popular backup apps now use this ... Although Big Sur made creating bootable duplicates complicated on Intel-based Macs, M-series Macs running Big Sur or ...

Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac  4th Edition

Set up a rock-solid backup strategy so that you can restore quickly and completely, no matter what catastrophe arises. Version 4.3, updated May 30, 2022 This book helps you design a sensible backup strategy, choose and configure the best backup hardware and software for your needs, and understand how to make your backups as painless as possible. The fourth edition of this title applies to macOS 10.14 Mojave through macOS 11 Big Sur.n Creating and maintaining a solid backup plan is essential to anyone who uses a Mac, in order to prevent the loss of important data if disaster strikes—whether through hardware or software failure, theft, human error, or other mishap. In Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac, Fourth Edition, tech expert Joe Kissell explains how to design a sensible backup strategy, choose and configure the best backup hardware and software for your needs, and understand how to make your backups as painless as possible. His advice is equally useful to those who have never had a backup system and those whose backup systems are in need of an update. The fourth edition, a major rewrite, fully delves into the new challenges presented by Big Sur and Monterey, M-series Macs, and the ever-changing landscape of Mac backup hardware, software, and cloud services. It features entirely rethought advice about bootable (and non-bootable) duplicates, backup media, and disk formats, as well as changes in Time Machine and the weird world of APFS snapshots. This book covers macOS 10.14 Mojave through macOS 12 Monterey. Using this book, you’ll learn how to: • Design (or update) the ideal backup system: If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll find all the information necessary to assemble a reliable and easy-to-use backup system. If you’re updating an existing system, you’ll learn about what’s new in hardware, software, and online services that might affect the way you back up your Mac in the future. • Choose backup software: Apple’s Time Machine is both free and easy to use, but it’s not the best choice for everyone, and even if you do use Time Machine, you’ll certainly want to supplement it with other tools. You’ll learn about key features to look for in a backup app and find tips on using several popular tools. You’ll also discover the pros and cons of cloud backup services, and get help choosing the right one. (An online appendix covers dozens of apps and services.) • Shop for hardware: Depending on your needs and goals, you may need one or more external SSDs or hard drives, but the range of options (sizes, interfaces, speeds, and more) can be bewildering. Joe helps you find the best backup hardware, whether it’s individual SSDs or hard drives, RAIDs, NAS devices, or other options. • Make and maintain backups: Once you’ve selected hardware and software, you’ll need to know how to make your first backup, set up your backups to run unattended, and test them regularly to make sure they’re working as they should. This includes both versioned backups (which contain old file versions and deleted files) and—for some users—bootable or non-bootable (data-only) clones. And, you’ll learn about strategies for keeping extra backups offsite. • Operate Time Machine: If you choose Time Machine for versioned backups, you’ll learn how to back up and restore individual files, app-specific data (such as contacts), and even an entire disk. You’ll also discover why and how to encrypt Time Machine backups, how APFS snapshots work (inside and outside Time Machine), and what to do if Time Machine misbehaves. • Deal with unusual backup needs: If you deal with exceptionally large files (such as audio and video files), spend a lot of time on the road away from your usual backup hardware, run Windows on your Mac, or rely on cloud services to store essential data, you’ll want to take extra (or different) steps to make sure everything is safely backed up. • Manage your media: What happens when a backup drive fills up, or becomes so old that you worry about its future reliability? What if you want to archive older files for posterity, but not necessarily maintain them as part of your daily backups? Joe explains how to deal with media management tasks such as these. • Recover lost data: Backing up data can be easy, but restoring it is often more challenging. When you discover that data is missing—whether due to a disk error, theft, or a simple mistake—you need to know the exact steps needed to recover it and get back to work as soon as possible.

Take Control of Your Passwords 3rd Edition

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Take Control of Your Passwords  3rd Edition

Overcome password frustration with Joe Kissell’s expert advice! Version 3.2, updated July 28, 2021 Password overload has driven many of us to take dangerous shortcuts. If you think ZombieCat12 is a secure password, that you can safely reuse a password, or that no one would try to steal your password, think again! Overcome password frustration with expert advice from Joe Kissell! Passwords have become a truly maddening aspect of modern life, but with this book, you can discover how the experts handle all manner of password situations, including multi-factor authentication that can protect you even if your password is hacked or stolen. The book explains what makes a password secure and helps you create a strategy that includes using a password manager, working with oddball security questions like “What is your pet’s favorite movie?”, and making sure your passwords are always available when needed. Joe helps you choose a password manager (or switch to a better one) in a chapter that discusses desirable features and describes a dozen different apps, with a focus on those that work in macOS, iOS, Windows, and Android. The book also looks at how you can audit your passwords to keep them in tip-top shape, use two-step verification and two-factor authentication, and deal with situations where a password manager can’t help. The book closes with an appendix on helping a relative set up a reasonable password strategy for those whose friends or relatives have distressing password strategies, and an extended explanation of password entropy for those who want to consider the math behind passwords. This book shows you exactly why: • 9-character passwords with upper- and lowercase letters, digits, and punctuation are not strong enough. • You cannot turn a so-so password into a great one by tacking a punctuation character and number on the end. • It is not safe to use the same password everywhere, even if it’s a great password. • A password is not immune to automated cracking because there’s a delay between login attempts. • Even if you’re an ordinary person without valuable data, your account may still be hacked, causing you problems. • You cannot manually devise “random” passwords that will defeat potential attackers. • Just because a password doesn’t appear in a dictionary, that does not necessarily mean that it’s adequate. • It is not a smart idea to change your passwords every month. • Truthfully answering security questions like “What is your mother’s maiden name?” does not keep your data more secure. • Adding a character to a 10-character password does not make it 10% stronger. • Easy-to-remember passwords like “correct horse battery staple” will not solve all your password problems. • All password managers are not pretty much the same. • Your passwords will not be safest if you never write them down and keep them only in your head. But don’t worry, the book also teaches you a straightforward strategy for handling your passwords that will keep your data safe without driving you batty.

macOS Big Sur For Dummies

Taking Control with Control Center » Learning to love the Big Sur Launchpad. 10. Chapter. Five. Terrific. Time-Saving. Tools. I. n Quick this Look, chapter, Spotlight, I show Mission you the Control, ins and Control outs of Center, ...

macOS Big Sur For Dummies

Your "get-started" guide to the world of macOS Big Sur Wherever you like to Mac—at home in front of your trusty iMac or over a coffee with your portable MacBook Air—macOS provides you with the seamless, efficient, and reliable user experience that makes these devices so famously a pleasure to use. macOS Big Sur For Dummies is here to heighten the experience for new users and upgraders alike by providing the very latest on the ways macOS Big Sur can enhance how you work and play. Written in a no-jargon style by Bob LeVitus—the Houston Chronicle’s much-loved "Dr. Mac" since 1996—this guide starts with the basics, like getting set up, and explains more advanced uses, like making music and movies, exploring the expanding universe of apps and giving tips on how to save time and enhance productivity along the way. With this book, you'll learn to Set up and connect your Mac Get friendly with Siri Enhance your world with apps Work better and faster Use the comprehensive capabilities of macOS Big Sur to do anything and everything you would like to do—and do it even better. For beginners and experts alike, macOS Big Sur For Dummies is the best way to step into the magical world of getting things done with Mac.

Take Control of Securing Your Mac 2nd Edition

Big Sur went even further. It doesn't even mount the system volume. Instead, it uses a “snapshot” feature of APFS that allows the filesystem to capture a particular point in time. Starting in Big Sur, a snapshot of the system volume is ...

Take Control of Securing Your Mac  2nd Edition

Keep your Mac safe from intruders, malware, and more! Version 2.1, updated November 21, 2022 Securing your Mac requires an attention to detail, but not a degree in computer science. This book provides everything you need to know to reduce your risk dramatically of intrusion, hijacking, and data extraction.n The digital world has never seemed more riddled with danger, even as Apple has done a fairly remarkable job across decades at keeping our Macs safe. But the best foot forward with security is staying abreast of past risks and anticipating future ones. Take Control of Securing Your Mac gives you all the insight and directions you need to ensure your Mac is safe from external intrusion and thieves or other ne'er-do-wells with physical access. Security and privacy are tightly related, and Take Control of Securing Your Mac helps you understand how macOS has increasingly compartmentalized and protected your personal data, and how to allow only the apps you want to access specific folders, your contacts, and other information. Here's what this book has to offer: • Master a Mac's privacy settings • Calculate your level of risk and your tolerance for it • Learn why you're asked to give permission for apps to access folders and personal data • Moderate access to your audio, video, and other hardware inputs and outputs • Get to know the increasing layers of system security in Ventura and Monterey • Prepare against a failure or error that might lock you out of your Mac • Share files and folders securely over a network and through cloud services • Set a firmware password and control other low-level security options to reduce the risk of someone gaining physical access to your Mac • Understand FileVault encryption and protection, and avoid getting locked out • Investigate the security of a virtual private network (VPN) to see whether you should use one • Learn how the Secure Enclave in Macs with a T2 chip or M-series Apple silicon affords hardware-level protections • Dig into ransomware, the biggest potential threat to Mac users, but still a largely theoretical one • Decide whether anti-malware software is right for you • Discover new security and privacy technologies in Ventura, such as Lockdown Mode and passkeys

Take Control of Podcasting

It is a multi-track editor so you can use it for mixing podcasts. Like Audacity, it also has an excellent feature where it can sample room noise in a recording and remove it very effectively. Watch for Big Waves with macOS 11 Big Sur!

Take Control of Podcasting

Create your own podcast on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad Start podcasting or take your podcast to the next level with start-to-finish guidance from Andy Affleck. You’ll learn tricks of the trade as you assemble your hardware and software, make recordings, edit and mix the audio, and encode and publish your shows. This book covers all the steps needed to make a podcast using a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Create your own podcast—or improve an existing podcast—using your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch! This book walks you through every step of the process, from choosing equipment and software through recording, editing, mixing, and polishing. Once your audio is in the can, you’ll find real-world advice and steps for encoding and publishing your episodes. This book replaces and updates Andy’s earlier title, Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac, with up-to-date instructions and complete coverage of iOS and iPadOS devices. The book includes more than dozen sound samples from various combinations of mics, positions, filters, and processing, so that you can hear the differences before you buy any special gear. Take Control of Podcasting provides the help you need for creating podcasts on a Mac, iOS, or iPadOS device: • Plan your podcast. Decide on a topic and format, decide on a production schedule, learn common terms and techniques, and think about monetization strategies. • Choose the right mic, headphones, and other equipment. Pick out audio gear while considering your budget and studio (or mobile!) needs. Plus, you’ll learn if you should buy additional audio hardware, like a breakout box or mixer, and find an explanation (with photos) of the main cable types that you’ll come across. • Pick audio software. Apps discussed at length include GarageBand for Mac and iOS/iPadOS, Audacity, Audio Hijack, Ferrite Recording Studio, and Voice Record Pro. Apps that are discussed briefly include Amadeus Pro, Ecamm Call Recorder, Fission, Izotope RX Elements, Loopback, Sound Studio, SoundSoap, and The Levelator. The book also mentions using Zoom, FaceTime, and Skype for interviews and remote recording, as well as various web-based podcasting platforms. • Learn key recording tips. Find advice about how to prepare for and conduct a successful interview, plus get a few essential tips for using a mic well. • Record in the studio or the field. Get step-by-step recording directions for GarageBand for Mac and iOS/iPadOS, as well as Audacity, Ferrite Recording Studio, Voice Record Pro, and Audio Hijack. • Record online interviews. Follow the book’s steps for recording an interview online through services such as Skype and FaceTime. • Edit and mix your audio. Find directions for removing unwanted noises and pauses, adding professional polish, and generally editing and mixing a recording. • Encode your podcast files. Before you send your podcast episode out on the internet, you’ll want to save it in the right format and add tags. • Get syndicated with RSS. Understand what should be in a podcast’s RSS feed. • Be a publisher! Get ideas for blog services that can host your podcast and related blog posts, and find directions for publishing your podcast in Apple’s iTunes Store and setting up a WordPress.com blog for podcasting. • What do other podcasters do? Find out about the gear and techniques used by podcasters Chuck Joiner (MacVoices), Jason Snell (The Incomparable), Louis Trapani (Doctor Who: Podshock), and Kirk McElhearn (The Committed). • Join a community. The book includes a link to a website Andy created to help podcasters share tips and get advice.

Take Control of Apple Mail 5th Edition

Note: In Big Sur or later, and in iOS and iPadOS, you can edit your Favorites list to display or hide most of the special mailboxes (keep in mind that All Junk does not appear on iOS/iPadOS). To do this in Big Sur or later, ...

Take Control of Apple Mail  5th Edition

Master Mail in macOS, iOS, and iPadOS! Version 5.2, updated July 04, 2022 This book explains how to use Apple’s Mail app in macOS 12 Monterey, 11 Big Sur, 10.15 Catalina or 10.14 Mojave, and iOS 15/iPadOS 15 or iOS 14/iPadOS 14, including customization and troubleshooting. It also helps you manage your incoming and outgoing email efficiently.n Take Control of Apple Mail is your complete guide to Apple's Mail app. In this book, Joe explains core concepts like special IMAP mailboxes and email archiving, reveals Mail's hidden interface elements and gestures, and helps with common tasks like addressing and adding attachments. He also offers tips on customizing Mail, including a nifty chapter on how simple plugins and special automation can dramatically improve the way you use Mail. Joe also covers finding that message in the haystack with Mail's natural-language search, improving the messages you send, how digital signatures and encryption work in Mail, and—perhaps most important—an award-winning strategy for avoiding email overload. You’ll quickly find the information that’s most important to you, including: • Key changes in Mail for Monterey and iOS 15/iPadOS 15 • How to take advantage of the new Mail privacy features Mail Privacy Protection and Hide My Email • Getting through your email faster with gestures • Using advanced search techniques to find filed messages • Using plugins to significantly enhance how you use Mail • The whys and hows of sending attachments • Using markup features to embellish, and even sign, outgoing attachments • Defeating spam with the Junk Mail filter—and what to do if you need more firepower • Understanding special mailboxes like Sent, Drafts, and Junk • Using notifications to stay apprised of incoming messages • Taking charge of email organization with rules and other measures • Backing up and restoring email • Importing email from other apps, older versions of Mail, or another Mac • Deciding whether you should encrypt your email, along with detailed, real-world steps for signing and encrypting messages • Taking Mail to the next level with AppleScript and Automator • Key skills for using Mail in iOS and iPadOS, such as working with incoming and outgoing messages, using attachments, and configuring accounts • Fixing problems: receiving, sending, logging in, bad mailboxes, and more Although this book primarily covers Mail in Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, iOS 15/iPadOS 15, and iOS 14/iPadOS 14, the majority of it is also applicable to earlier versions.

Take Control of Your Digital Storage 2nd Edition

Added a sidebar about the option to Use the NAS as a Time Machine Destination. Noted that in macOS Big Sur and later, Apple's Photos app attempts to mount a network volume if images are stored there. Photos that are stored outside the ...

Take Control of Your Digital Storage  2nd Edition

The Mac user’s guide to mass storage Version 2.2, updated May 25, 2022 This book demystifies storage on the Mac, from mechanical hard drives to solid-state disks, and covering topics such as network-attached storage (NAS), cloud storage, repairing and managing disks, encryption, filesystems (including APFS), and managing data.n As the amount of data we store continues to grow, figuring out where to put it and how to access it becomes more complicated. It’s not just that we need to find space for our increasingly large collections of photos, videos, music, and apps—we want it to be available whenever we need it, and be sure that it’s safe from hackers and thieves. Every Mac includes internal storage in the form of a hard drive, SSD, or Fusion drive. But you may also have one or more external devices (such as hard drives, flash drives, SD cards, or RAID devices), not to mention network-attached storage (NAS) devices or cloud storage (like Dropbox or iCloud Drive). Making sense of all your options, managing your stored data, choosing new devices or services when you're running out of space, or even just figuring out what's where can drive anyone to distraction. Fortunately, Jeff Carlson has a book with all the answers! After decades of working with Macs and accumulating massive collections of photos and videos, Jeff has pulled together a wide-ranging book about Mac storage that contains just the help you're looking for. Among many other topics, this book covers: • How to choose a new (internal or external) hard drive, SSD, or hybrid drive • Determining how much storage space you need • What you need to know about APFS, Apple’s new filesystem • How to use APFS snapshots (a.k.a. Time Machine local snapshots) • Formatting and partitioning disks using Disk Utility • How to repair a misbehaving disk • RAIDs: what they are and how different types compare • How to tell when a hard drive is about to fail, and what to do about it • What to do with a hard drive when it has outlived its usefulness • When to use a flash drive or SD card • How to create and use disk images • Deciding among local, network, and cloud storage for various types of files • What a personal cloud is and why you might consider using one • Strategies for freeing up extra disk space NAS devices get special coverage, including: • Why you might want a NAS • How to choose a NAS—and when it's a better idea than an external hard drive • Using a NAS with your Mac for a wide variety of purposes • Special considerations when using a NAS for digital photos Jeff also digs into details about numerous storage-related technologies: • How to tell if your third-party SSD needs to have TRIM enabled (and what to do if the answer is yes) • How to create a software RAID using Disk Utility or SoftRAID • What you need to know about filesystems—and how to choose among APFS, Mac OS Extended, FAT, and ExFAT • Why and how to encrypt a disk using FileVault or the Finder • Using iCloud Drive's Optimized Mac Storage feature If you've ever been stumped at the difference between a volume and a partition, need help figuring out whether to buy a big external hard drive or a NAS for extra storage, or wonder whether Apple's new APFS filesystem is right for your needs, this book will tell you what you need to know.

Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

I found that an overwhelming majority of the people who live in the Big Sur area are adamantly opposed to any plan that would allow for a Federal take - over of private lands at Big Sur . The people feel that they have in the past done ...

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Take Control of Calendar and Reminders 4th Edition

If responses are mixed, you'll see a person with a question mark; if everyone turned you down (sorry about that), you'll see a person with an X. Apple changed these icons starting in macOS 11 Big Sur. Here's what you'll see: In macOS ...

Take Control of Calendar and Reminders  4th Edition

Manage your schedule more effectively using Calendar and Reminders! Version 4.1, updated November 21, 2022 Learn basic techniques and special tips for keeping yourself on time and on track with Apple’s Calendar and Reminders apps.n In the days before personal computers and mobile devices, we had to rely on paper calendars and to-do lists to help us organize our time and activities. Now, we have powerful tools, like Apple’s Calendar and Reminders, that are much more responsive to our needs. Put an event on your schedule, invite others to join, or set yourself an alarm (or more than one). Or, keep a list of to-do items, add to it and view it on all your Apple devices, and share your list with family or friends. This book was originally written by veteran Mac journalist and editor Scholle McFarland, and the fourth edition was updated by Glenn Fleishman, with complete coverage of macOS 12 Monterey, macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 15/iPadOS 15, and iOS 16/iPadOS 16. Scholle and Glenn guide you through getting to know these incredibly helpful apps, including lesser-known (but handy) features. For example, did you know that Calendar lets you set an alert that factors in public transportation schedules and time to get to your starting point, so you can leave early enough to catch the train, bus, tram, or ferry you need—and any connections—and arrive at your event on time? Or that Reminders can prompt you to do something not only at a certain time, but also once you’ve reached a specific destination, like the grocery store? If you’ve never taken the opportunity to explore Calendar and Reminders, this book will show you how to make them an important part of your daily routine. If you’ve already been using Calendar and Reminders, you’ll learn how to use them more effectively, troubleshoot common problems, and delve deeper into their capabilities. This fully revised fourth edition is now up to date with macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16/iPadOS 16, and watchOS 9 (as well as covering the previous version of each operating system), and it has been expanded with new topics and additional tips. Learn how to get the best out of Calendar and Reminders, including how to: • Customize Calendar to your liking, from setting time zones, to color coding specific calendars • Create events, making them repeat at regular intervals or on certain dates • Set up notifications and alerts, so you never miss an event • Invite people to events, or share your calendar with them • Create, manage, and share lists in Reminders, including powerful new smart lists • Set alarms in Reminders at a certain time or a certain place • Tag entries for better searching and organizing in Reminders • Use Siri to save time when creating events or reminders • Easily check events and reminders on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or HomePod • Troubleshoot common problems in Calendar and Reminders • Share calendars and reminders using iCloud Family Sharing, and assign reminders to a specific person • Sort reminders on your Mac • Print a calendar (to paper or PDF) • Embed video links in Calendar events for quick launching

Take Control of Your Apple ID 3rd Edition

To access digital purchase-associated payments, you can use any of these apps, which will show your Apple Account balance: In the Music app, choose Account > View My Account (Big Sur and earlier) or Account > Account Settings (Monterey ...

Take Control of Your Apple ID  3rd Edition

Prevent (or solve) problems with your Apple ID! Version 3.3.1, updated November 21, 2022 This book covers everything you need to know about configuring an Apple ID account, interactions with iCloud-based services, and troubleshooting account access. Your Apple ID is much more than a simple username. It's a key that unlocks a long list of Apple products and services on any of numerous devices. iCloud uses an Apple ID, as does Apple Music; the App Store; the Music, TV, and Books apps; and more. An Apple ID protects your personal information, including email and iOS/iPadOS backups; helps you find a lost iPhone; and can even unlock your Mac. So it goes without saying that if something goes wrong with your Apple ID, you could be in for a world of hurt. Unfortunately, things go wrong with Apple IDs all the time. Fortunately, Glenn Fleishman, a veteran technology journalist and the author of Macworld's "Mac 911" column, is ready to help with expert advice on how to manage your Apple ID—including how to prevent, solve, or work around most common problems! In this book, Glenn answers questions like: • What all is my Apple ID used for? • How does my iCloud account relate to my Apple ID? • What problems can two-factor authentication (2FA) solve, and how do I use it? • Are there other mechanisms I can use to ensure that I can recover an Apple ID in the event of a problem? (Spoiler: yes!) • What if I have a device that's too old to work with two-factor authentication? • What should I do if I have two or more Apple IDs or iCloud accounts? • Will I lose access to all my Apple media purchases if I move to another country? • Can I share an Apple ID with someone else? • What exactly should I do if I think someone is hacking my Apple ID account? • How can I recover a forgotten Apple ID password? • What steps should I take if Apple locks me out of my account? • If I lose access to an email address associated with my Apple ID, what can I do? • What Apple ID changes in recent versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS do I need to know about? • How does "Sign in with Apple" work? • How can I use Family Sharing to share data and purchases within my family? • What types of subscriptions can I manage with my Apple ID, and how? • Which payment methods can I associate with my Apple ID, and how do I manage them? And that's just the beginning. Glenn has packed a remarkable amount of concise problem-solving information into this compact, 140-page book. Read it before you encounter Apple ID problems to minimize your risk, and if you've already encountered a problem, read it to find the best path to a rapid solution.

Take Control of Notes

See Take Control of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 for more details on that and other useful things like capturing text from ... Version 1.4 of Take Control of Notes focused on the changes in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS 11 Big Sur: You can now ...

Take Control of Notes

Unlock the potential of Apple’s Notes app! Version 1.5, updated September 20, 2021 Apple’s Notes has come a long way since it was first introduced with the iPhone as a simple note-taking app, but many users are still unaware of its expanded capabilities. Now available on Macs, on iOS/iPadOS devices, and on the web at iCloud.com, Notes has become a surprisingly powerful tool for writing, sketching, organizing, and sharing information of all kinds. In Take Control of Notes, TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers provides a quick but thorough guide to this deceptively simple app, showing you how to master its many tools—and avoid or work around its limitations. Among many other things, you'll learn how to: • Choose where to stores notes (iCloud, IMAP, or a device) and whether or how they sync • Import notes from other apps and services • Apply and modify character-level and paragraph-level formatting in a note • Make lists (including checklists and lists with multiple levels of indentation) • Work with tables in notes • Encrypt notes with a password • Add photos, videos, audio, maps, and other content to your notes • Scan printed documents into Notes and save them as PDF attachments • Draw and sketch using your finger or an Apple Pencil • Share notes with other users, and add @-mentions • Use the Quick Note feature in macOS and iPadOS to start a note from anywhere • Organize your notes into folders, tag notes, and search their contents

Take Control of DEVONthink 3

You can click any item in this path to jump to that group, right-click (or Control-click) it to see a contextual menu with Open ... and, in Big Sur or later, use the spring-loading effect (as in the Finder) to drag something onto a tab, ...

Take Control of DEVONthink 3

Manage your information with the powerful tools in DEVONthink 3 Version 1.10, updated March 16, 2022 This book teaches you the basics of DEVONthink 3 and DEVONthink To Go for iOS/iPadOS. You’ll learn how to find your way around, get information into and out of DEVONthink, and make the most of the app's key features.n With the information-management app DEVONthink 3, you no longer have to swim in a sea of web bookmarks, email receipts, RSS feeds, scanned memos, and downloaded bank statements. DEVONthink stores your digital documents and clippings, helps you scan and store paper documents, and serves as home base for organizing and viewing all your information. But mastering all that power can take effort, and this book—created in partnership with DEVONtechnologies—has the real-world advice you need to understand how DEVONthink can bring order to your information. You’ll also learn how to extend your DEVONthink experience beyond your main Mac with detailed coverage of the many ways you can sync DEVONthink databases to other Macs and to iOS/iPadOS devices using the DEVONthink To Go app. After covering essential DEVONthink vocabulary and concepts, including the completely reworked user interface of DEVONthink 3, Joe helps you start using DEVONthink effectively. You'll learn how to: • Decide how many databases you need and set them up • Determine whether to input or index data • Configure where incoming data will go • Import data from many different apps • Import data from a scanner, including OCR options • Use grouping and tagging to organize data • Add and work with DEVONthink 3's expanded metadata capabilities • Use simple (and sophisticated) techniques for searching • Create smart groups that automatically gather newly imported data • Use smart rules and AppleScript to automate countless activities within DEVONthink • Create documents in plain text, HTML, Markdown, and more • Edit documents in DEVONthink (or externally) • Find the best way to sync DEVONthink data with other devices • Work with reminders, smart templates, and other sophisticated tools • Convert documents between formats • Effectively use the DEVONthink To Go iOS/iPadOS app • Share DEVONthink documents with other people • Export documents from DEVONthink • Back up and maintain healthy databases Questions answered in the book include: • What is DEVONthink good for, and what should be left to other apps? • What kinds of data can I import? (Short answer: Nearly everything!) • How can I display my data in a way that works well for me? • When I import documents from different sources, where do they end up, and why? • Is it better to sort imported documents right away, or leave them for later? • Should I group my data, tag it, or both? • What are duplicates and replicants, and how can I tell them apart? • Which types of data can be created or edited within DEVONthink? • How do I make my DEVONthink database accessible via the web using DEVONthink Server? • How do I move documents out of DEVONthink using the Share feature? • How do I use DEVONthink To Go on my iOS/iPadOS device? Plus, we now plan to update this free book approximately four times per year for the foreseeable future to cover ongoing changes in DEVONthink and add new tips and advice!

Take Control of iOS iPadOS Privacy and Security 3rd Edition

Use. Control. Center. One of Apple's most powerful features, Control Center, requires a somewhat lengthy ... On any Mac running macOS 11 Big Sur or later, click the Control Center at the far-right edge of the menu bar to show or hide ...

Take Control of iOS   iPadOS Privacy and Security  3rd Edition

Master networking, privacy, and security for iOS and iPadOS! Version 3.0.2, updated November 21, 2022 This book describes how to securely use your iPhone and iPod touch with iOS 16 and iPad with iPadOS 16 on Wi-Fi and cellular/mobile networks, making connections with ease while protecting your data and your privacy.n Your iPhone and iPad have become the center of your digital identity, and it’s easy to lose track of all the ways in which Apple and other parties access your data legitimately—or without your full knowledge and consent. While Apple nearly always errs on the side of disclosure and permission, many other firms don’t. This book comprehensively explains how to configure iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and iCloud-based services to best protect your privacy with messaging, email, browsing, and much more. The book also shows you how to ensure your devices and data are secure from intrusion from attackers of all types. Take Control of iOS & iPadOS Privacy and Security covers how to configure the hundreds of privacy and data sharing settings Apple offers in iOS and iPadOS, and which it mediates for third-party apps. You’ll learn how Safari has been increasingly hardened to protect your web surfing habits, personal data, and identity—particularly with the addition of the iCloud Private Relay, an option for iCloud+ subscribers to anonymize their Safari browsing. In addition to privacy and security, this book also teaches you everything you need to know about networking, whether you’re using 3G, 4G LTE, or 5G cellular, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, or combinations of all of them; as well as about AirDrop, AirPlay, Airplane Mode, Personal Hotspot, and tethering. You’ll learn how to: • Master the options for a Personal Hotspot for yourself and in a Family Sharing group. • Troubleshoot problematic Wi-Fi connections. • Set up a device securely from the moment you power up a new or newly restored iPhone or iPad. • Manage Apple’s new built-in second factor verification code generator for extra-secure website and app logins. • Get to know Apple’s passkeys, a new high-security but easy-to-use website login system with industry-wide support. • Protect your email by using an address Apple manages and relays messages through for you. • Understand Safari’s blocking techniques and how to review websites’ attempts to track you. • Learn about Apple’s privacy-challenging changes designed to improve the safety of children, both those using Apple hardware and those who suffer abuse. • Optimize cellular data use to avoid throttling or overage charges, while always getting the best throughput. • Understand why Apple might ask for your iPhone, iPad, or Mac password when you log in on a new device using two-factor authentication. • Figure out whether an embedded SIM (eSIM) is right for you—or the only choice. • Share a Wi-Fi password with nearby contacts and via a QR Code. • Differentiate between encrypted data sessions and end-to-end encryption. • Stream music and video to other devices with AirPlay 2. • Deter brute-force cracking by relying on a USB Accessories timeout. • Engage Lockdown Mode when directly targeted by high-end attackers, such as government spies—from your or another nation—and criminal organizations. • Configure Bluetooth devices. • Transfer files between iOS and macOS with AirDrop. • Block creeps from iMessage, FaceTime, text messages, and phone calls. • Secure your data in transit with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. • Protect Apple ID account and iCloud data from unwanted access at a regular level and via the new Safety Check, designed to let you review or sever digital connections with people you know who may wish you harm.