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Press Release: December 16, 2010

New Ebooks: iPad, PDFpen, and more from TidBITS


From making sure your iPad is secure to dealing with a paperless office, TidBITS has released a number of helpful ebooks recently. Take a look at the selection below and contact me with the titles you're interested in reviewing.

—Mary Rotman,

New Titles from TidBITS

Take Control of Working with Your iPad
by Joe Kissell
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Want to get some real work done on your iPad? Joe Kissell helps you find and use the best productivity apps and techniques. Whether you'd like to run your office from an easy chair, take meeting notes on your iPad, or edit and create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more you while you're traveling light, Joe's real-world advice helps you adopt the right mindset and make the most of your iPad.

More Take Control books on using your iPad:
Take Control of iPad Basics
Take Control of Media on Your iPad
Take Control of iPad Networking & Security
Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, Second Edition

Take Control of iPhone and iPod touch Networking & Security, iOS 4 Edition
by Glenn Fleishman
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Basic network connections from an iPhone or iPod touch are simple to make, but sometimes you need to go beyond the basics. In this ebook, you'll learn how networking expert Glenn Fleishman thinks about networking, and profit from his explanations and advice on key networking topics.

More Take Control books on using your iPhone:
Take Control of iPhone Basics, iOS 4 Edition
Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, Second Edition

Take Control of PDFpen 5
by Michael E. Cohen
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Have you ever had to fill out and sign a PDF-based form? Or change the date on a PDF-based flyer? Comment on a document sent around your workplace as a PDF file? Scan a document to PDF and OCR the text? Smile's PDFpen 5 can perform these and many other PDF manipulations more easily than Adobe Acrobat, and at a fraction of the price. With clarity and humor, Take Control of PDFpen 5 explains precisely what you can do with PDFs using PDFpen and its big brother, PDFpenPro.

Take Control of Your Paperless Office
by Joe Kissell
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Join Joe Kissell as he helps you clear up the chaos of an office overflowing with paper. With Joe's guidance you can develop a personal clean-up strategy and choose your tools—a document scanner and the software you need to perform OCR (optical character recognition), devices and services for storing your digitized documents, and tools to categorize, locate, and view your digital document collections.

For other recent releases from TidBITS, see their complete list of ebooks.

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information, as well as where you'll post your review.

About TidBITS
The Take Control series is published by TidBITS Publishing Inc. TidBITS co-founders Adam and Tonya Engst have been publishing highly regarded news and editorial since 1990 when they created the online newsletter TidBITS, which covers Macintosh- and Internet-related topics. The Take Control series has helped many thousands of readers with high-quality, timely, real-world, cost-effective documentation since 2003.

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