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New Take Control Books to Review

Media alert: November 5, 2012

Find directions for using Safari's sophisticated—and often hidden—features, and master the new Messages app in Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion with two new ebooks from TidBITS.

Take Control of Safari 6
Mac expert Sharon Zardetto explains all the new Safari 6 features in Take Control of Safari 6, including the enhanced Reading List and AutoFill preferences. Zardetto also supplies essential advice on smart ways to customize the Safari environment and teaches key browsing techniques.

Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion
The new Messages app in Mountain Lion has all the chops for sending short text-based messages and cute emoticons, as well as for hosting voice and video chats, screen sharing connections, and group chats. In Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion, networking expert Glenn Fleishman helps Mac users match their needs to the correct account setup, send and receive messages, and solve problems that might arise.


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Glenn Fleishman

Glenn Fleishman is editor of the daily Web log Wi-Fi Networking News, a contributing editor for TidBITS, the Practical Mac columnist for The Seattle Times, and a regular contributor to The Economist, Macworld, Popular Science, and The New York Times. He lives in Seattle with his wife Lynn, sons Ben and Rex, two iPhones, and a dozen Macs of various vintages. He has a daily weblog at and is the coauthor of Real World Adobe GoLive 6 by Peachpit Press. His new book, Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion, helps users get a handle on the myriad messaging methods available in Apple's latest OS.