Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course
Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course


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Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course

Last updated on 2015-12-17

About the Book

Beyond what’s new in Yosemite or iOS 8 is the larger problem facing most of us — how to work effectively in today’s ecosystem of devices, servers, and collaborators. Frankly, sharing with other people and devices is messy, because everyone wants something different. That’s why this may be our most important book of the year, and why we are so grateful to Joe Kissell for taking on the challenge of describing how to share nearly everything you can think of in nearly every imaginable situation.

As part of our new Crash Course series, this book splits the first-rate content you expect from us into short chunks so you can dip in and read quickly. Because so many Take Control readers provide tech support to others, each concise chapter has sharing buttons and practical tweet-tips, making it easy to freely share a few pages with Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and others who really need the information. Take Control Crash Courses have a modern, magazine-like layout in PDF while retaining a reflowable design in the EPUB and Mobipocket.

The pre-reqs for this course include either an iOS device running iOS 8 or a Mac running 10.10 Yosemite, or both.

Here are just a few of the gems in this book:

  • How iCloud Photo Sharing and My Photo Stream are entirely different
  • How to share photos fleetingly, privately, permanently, or with your fridge
  • The best ways to sync a project’s worth of files with others
  • Services to provide ubiquitous access to your own files across devices
  • Quick ways to make a file available for download by anyone
  • How to share calendars with others, whether or not they use iCloud
  • A tutorial on enabling Family Sharing
  • Tweaky workarounds for contact sharing, which is surprisingly difficult
  • How to rip a DVD to your MacBook Air using an older Mac’s SuperDrive
  • How to turn your iPhone or Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Ways of watching your uncle work remotely, as you help him with iTunes
  • Approaches to syncing Web browser bookmarks and tabs with multiple devices
  • How to securely share a collection of passwords with someone else

The list of essential but often frustrating tasks goes on and on, and the solutions go way beyond what Apple offers, so the book does too. Non-Apple products mentioned include 1Password, AirFoil, BitTorrent Sync, Cargo Lifter, CloudyTabs, Dropbox, Exchange, Facebook, Firefox Flickr, Google+, Google Calendar, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Instagram, iPhoto Library Manager, LastPass, Outlook, Pandora, PhotoCard, Printopia, Reflector, Rdio, Spotify, Syncmate, Syncphotos, Transporter, Twitter, Xmarks, and more.

And, thanks to the Take Control Crash Course format, you can jump right to the chapter that answers your question, without having to read through lots of other information.

About the Author

Joe Kissell
Joe Kissell

Joe Kissell has written numerous books about technology, including many popular Take Control ebooks, with an emphasis on Apple products. He's also Senior Editor of TidBITS and a Senior Contributor to Macworld, and previously spent ten years in the Mac software industry.

Table of Contents

  • Read Me First
  • Introduction
  • Quick Start
  • Sync Photos and Videos across Devices
  • Sync a Photo Library across Devices
  • Send Photos and Videos to Others
  • Broadcast and Share Photo Albums
  • Choose a File Sharing Method
  • Use OS X File Sharing
  • Sync Files and Folders across Devices
  • Sync Folders with Others
  • Broadcast Download Links
  • Send Files to Others
  • Share Documents with Others
  • Send Contacts to Others
  • Sync Contacts across Devices
  • Sync Contacts with Others
  • Broadcast Calendar Events
  • Sync Calendars and Reminders across Devices
  • Sync Calendars and Reminders with Others
  • Sync Email across Devices
  • Share Optical Discs with Other Macs
  • Share Printers on Your Local Network
  • Share Your iOS Device’s Internet Connection
  • Share Your Mac’s Internet Connection
  • Broadcast and Share Your Mac’s Screen
  • Broadcast Your iOS Device’s Screen
  • Broadcast Audio from Your iOS Device
  • Share iPhone Calls and Texts across Devices
  • Broadcast Browser Tabs to Other Devices
  • Sync Browser Bookmarks across Devices
  • Send Web Links to Others
  • Sync Passwords across Devices
  • Sync Passwords with Others
  • Use iCloud Family Sharing
  • Broadcast and Share Games and Game Stats
  • Send Radio Stations to Others
  • Send iTunes Playlists to Others
  • Broadcast an iTunes Library in Your Home
  • Share Tasks among Devices with Handoff
  • About This Book
  • About the Author
  • About the Publisher
  • Copyright and Fine Print

About the Publisher

This book is published on Leanpub by Take Control Books

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