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Apple Mail and Pages: Two Take Control books reveal what you need to know

Greetings and salutations!

The holidays are upon us, and we’re finishing off the year with two books that belong on the virtual reference shelf of any Mac or iOS user: “Take Control of Apple Mail, Second Edition” and “Take Control of Pages,” available at 30% off for MUG members.

Apple Mail. It’s hard to get by on a Mac or iOS device without it. But living with Mail can be a recipe for hair-pulling frustration, whether because of connection failures caused by Mail’s mysteriously unreliable automatic settings detection or trying to figure out the difference between long and short swipes in the iOS version. No one knows more about Mail than Joe Kissell, and he has distilled his most important advice into the second edition of “Take Control of Apple Mail,” now completely revised and updated to explain Mail in 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8. 183 pages of goodness, discounted to $10.50 for discerning MUG members.

Buy it for $10.50 >

Apple’s Pages word processor built a loyal following because it wasn’t Microsoft Word, but Apple threw us a curveball with the release of Pages 5 for the Mac and Pages 2 for iOS, removing numerous features and shuffling the interface around. Michael Cohen has spent the last year spelunking through the depths of Pages on the Mac, in iOS, and in iCloud to ferret out what has changed, how to accomplish both everyday and complex word processing and layout tasks, and the best ways to work back and forth in all three versions of Pages via iCloud Drive in Yosemite and iOS 8. At 263 pages, “Take Control of Pages” comprehensively documents what MUG members want to do in Pages for a mere $14, just 0.5% of the price of that new Retina iMac you’ve been eyeing.

Buy it for $14 >

Thank you for your support of the Take Control series, and may all your wishes comes true this holiday season!

cheers… -Adam & Tonya Engst, Take Control publishers

P.S. Check out some of our other recently released ebooks, all at 30% off:

* Take Control of iCloud
* Yosemite: A Take Control Crash Course
* iOS 8: A Take Control Crash Course
* Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course
* Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite
* Take Control of OS X Server

“Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition” answers all your iCloud questions

Apple’s iCloud service has changed dramatically in recent weeks thanks to OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, and we now have a new edition of Joe Kissell’s best-selling “Take Control of iCloud” to help you adjust to the many changes. Notably, Joe thoroughly explains the differences between (and how to use) iCloud’s My Photo Stream, the still-beta iCloud Photo Library, and iCloud Photo Sharing. He documents the many peculiarities of iCloud Drive. And he helps you with the new Family Sharing feature. The book normally costs $15, but the 30% MUG discount drops that to $10.50. Learn more about the book and buy it via the coupon-loaded link below.

Other new bits that receive attention include iCloud storage price drops, the Mail Drop feature for sending large email attachments, modifications to the iCloud Web apps, Apple TV photo and music features, and security enhancements such as two-factor authentication, app-specific passwords, and protection from purchasing stolen secondhand iOS devices.

Of course, the book still covers iCloud basics like keeping media purchased from Apple in sync across devices, syncing contacts and calendars, using iCloud Keychain to have the same passwords available on all your devices, backing up and restoring iOS device backups, and much, much more. It’s the most comprehensive documentation of iCloud available.

Thanks for supporting Take Control – we couldn’t keep documenting the Apple universe without you! (And hey, given Apple’s minimal help, someone’s gotta do it.)

cheers… -Adam & Tonya Engst, Take Control publishers

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PPS: Check out some of our other recently released ebooks, all at 30% off:

* Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite
* Yosemite: A Take Control Crash Course
* iOS 8: A Take Control Crash Course
* Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course

Call for Artists!

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Call for Artists!

CLE’s Temporary Art Exhibition Program is a free initiative available to artists. The purpose of this program is to showcase the diversity of arts and culture of the Cleveland Plus Region. Individual artists, cultural institutions and arts organizations are afforded opportunities to exhibit their collections of original artwork and photography in the airport. Submissions are reviewed by an Artists Review Panel and each approved proposal is assigned an exhibit start date based on the exhibition calendar. The duration of exhibits is up to six months depending on the nature of the exhibit. Selected exhibitors will not be compensated; however, installation and curatorial support will be provided as needed. Artists will also be featured at the art site as well as on the airport’s website. Click HERE for the Call for Artists.

“iOS 8: A Take Control Crash Course” teaches you what’s new and more

Our new 120-page “iOS 8: A Take Control Crash Course,” by Josh Centers, is now available for $10.50 after the 30% MUG discount. You can read more about it on our site, but it’s all about iOS 8, it’s from Take Control, and it’s a Crash Course. That pretty much sums it up.

“iOS 8: A Take Control Crash Course” puts you in control of iOS 8 quickly with:

* An overview of what’s new in iOS 8 with tips and steps for using all the new features, all in one place and completely up to date with iOS 8.1.

* Directions for older iOS features that you may not have fully explored, like managing notifications, setting up Siri voice control, and making folders.

* Practical advice for managing your iOS device’s battery life and cellular data usage.

* Help with providing iOS 8 tech support to others. Because this ebook is a Take Control Crash Course, you can easily share any chapter with friends, family, or colleagues who need the information.

To learn more about what’s in the book, read the table of contents, or download a PDF sample to check out the new layout, visit:

Thank you for your support of the Take Control series!

cheers… -Adam & Tonya Engst, Take Control publishers

P.S. Check out some of our other recently released ebooks, all at 30% off:

* Yosemite: A Take Control Crash Course
* Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course
* Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite
* Take Control of LaunchBar

The next meeting of the Cleveland InDesign User Group is scheduled for November 18th.

Meeting Details
Mobile Applications Design

We have tablets, phones, smart watches and laptops with us everywhere we go. This new boom in mobile technology has really changed the game. Designers have a whole new set of devices to design for. Adobe is not only adapting to technology but they are also adding in features to help make these transitions seamless for designers.

From InDesign with the Digital Publishing Suite to Edge Tools to Adobe Phone Gap, we are able to lay out and prototype full-functioning apps before sending them off to the developers.

How do designers adjust to this world? What are the standards already established? A lively panel discussion will introduce you to this rapidly changing world.

Date, time, and location
Tuesday, November 18 2014
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Ohio Bell, The Cleveland Institute of Art
11141 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH

6:30-6:45pm: Registration, pizza and networking
6:45-8:15pm: Design for Mobile Apps – The New Standards
8:15-8:30pm: Q&A and Raffle

Please register to attend

Log in with your Adobe ID to register for this meeting

Hope to see you at the meeting.

April Clark

Mari Hulick

Cleveland InDesign User Group

The North Eastern Ohio Craftsmen’s Club and Cuyahoga Valley Career Center present a special program of  Trish Witkowski, Designer, Teacher, Lecturer. Folding Fanatic

November 18th at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. 8001 Brecksville Road ( Rt. 21 ) at Wallings Road, Brecksville, OH.

5:30-6:30 Registration and Reception. Light Appetizers and drinks proudly served by the Culinary Program of Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.

6:45 p.m. Welcoming Remarks, Celina Roebuck Superintendent Cuyahoga Valley Career Center & Greg Seifert NEOCC President

7:00 p.m. Trish Witkowski, Founder and CEO Fold Factor and Founder and CEO Rock the Mail Box

Reservations are suggested:  seating is limited to 90 in our main Conference Room. Contact: or call 440.746.8346  to reserve a seat. Checks can be made payable to: The Northeastern Ohio Craftsmen’s Club ( NEOCC )