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Sebastopol, CA - With so many recent changes in Apple technology, TidBITS, publisher of the popular Take Control PDFs, has released two newly updated ebooks. A fully updated and timely version of Take Control of Switching to the Mac is now available for purchase, as well as Take Control of iWeb: iLife '08 Edition -- an ebook containing tips, advice, and insider techniques to help readers produce professional-looking Web sites.
Take Control of Switching to the Mac
The success of the iPhone, the iPod, and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, all combined with the frustrations experienced by Windows Vista users, have caused many Windows users to think seriously about switching to the Macintosh. There's never been a better time to switch to the Mac, and here to help is Take Control of Switching to the Mac, a concise electronic book that can be downloaded instantly, read on a PC or Mac, and kept handy for quick browsing and searching whenever a question arises. Written by cross-platform expert and best-selling author Scott Knaster, who has worked at both Apple and Microsoft, the 100-page ebook guides readers through every step along the way: buying a Mac, setting up a Mac, moving files to a Mac, translating Windows terminology to Macintosh proficiency, figuring out what software to use on the Mac, networking, printing, and more, including a glossary of common Mac terms. The ebook may be purchased for $10 from either TidBITS or O'Reilly Media.
Take Control of iWeb: iLife '08 Edition
Apple intends iWeb '08 to help Mac users create polished-looking Web sites, but not all of iWeb's features are easily understood or fully explained by the online help. The new Take Control of iWeb: iLife '08 Edition, a 133-page book by iWeb expert Steve Sande, provides step-by-step instructions and plenty of time-saving tips for building a Web site and publishing it on either .Mac or another Web host. Readers can watch over Sande's shoulder as he enhances iWeb's templates with a designer's eye, using tools like masks, reflections, and Instant Alpha. The book explains the best ways to make all types of iWeb pages, including blog, podcast, photo, and movie pages, and readers will learn how to add special elements to a site, such as iPhoto albums and galleries, YouTube videos, Google AdSense ads, Google maps, and forms that feed into Google Docs. Sande even covers advanced topics like reducing graphic size so a site loads faster, importing podcasts and videos, and making image maps, and he offers ideas for working with CafePress, Google Checkout, or Zen Cart to create an online store. Take Control of iWeb: iLife '08 Edition is now available for $10 (PDF) from either TidBITS or O'Reilly Media.
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