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Take Control of Back to My Mac

by Glenn Fleishman

Interested in screen sharing via other approaches too, like iChat and Skype, or from your iPhone? Check out Take Control of Screen Sharing in Snow Leopard.Read this book to learn the answers to questions like: What can I do with remote file sharing and screen sharing? How do I configure a Linksys router for Back to My Mac? What smoke and mirrors does Apple use to make Back to My Mac work? Help! I'm double-NATted, and it's really bugging me! What should I do? How do I erase all traces of my Back to My Mac info from a public computer? How do I use Back to My Mac to access files on a drive attached to my AirPort Extreme base station or Time Capsule?

Take Control of BBEdit

by Glenn Fleishman

Read this 199-page ebook to learn how to: Set up BBEdit for maximum efficiency: Configure key standard and expert preferences for optimal usage. Sync BBEdit settings and support files between Macs using Dropbox. Create text factories that automate sequences of text processing commands. Create "clippings" of boilerplate text, complete with dynamic placeholders. Use Dropbox or a version control system to track versions of documents. Start work on the right track: Collect multiple resources--including files, folders, and URLs--into a single project window. Use BBEdit's many options for opening and saving files. Work with remote files via BBEdit's FTP/SFTP browser windows. Type faster, search better, and automate repetitive bits: Control BBEdit with keyboard shortcuts. Write faster with text completion of words, code snippets, HTML tags, and more. Clean up text with spurious tabs, incorrect case, gremlin characters, and more. Search for and replace text across multiple documents at once. Learn how to use grep pattern matching for powerful searches. Write in Markdown, and preview Markdown documents. Compare and collaborate effectively: Discover best practices for commenting and revision tracking. Compare multiple versions of documents. Run your Web site like a wizard: Create HTML and CSS files using BBEdit's effective, extensive markup tools. Preview dynamic pages locally with user-defined preview templates. Clean up old or badly coded Web pages. Build Web sites using templates and includes. Connect BBEdit to Fetch, Interarchy, or Transmit to edit remote files. Maintain Web sites in BBEdit using four different workflows.

Take Control of iPad Networking & Security

by Glenn Fleishman

Inside, you'll find advice and steps for how to: Set up an iPhone personal hotspot so that you can put any iPad on the Internet. Connect to a Wi-Fi network at work, home, or when at a public hotspot. Tweak a Wi-Fi network to give your iPad a faster connection. Connect to Wi-Fi using secure connections--Â learn about the security pros and cons of MAC address filtering, WEP, WPA, WPA2, and VPNs. Connect with 3G: This topic is most detailed in its discussions of plans from AT&T and Verizon Wireless in the United States, but it also takes a global perspective, with brief details about some data plans outside the United States and what to consider when traveling to a different country with your iPad. Monitor and limit 3G data usage to save on your data plan. Connect to Bluetooth peripherals such as keyboards and headsets, and do tethering and peer-to-peer pairing. Understand what's at risk and protect the private passwords, documents, and data stored on your iPad. Take preventative action: Get ideas for installing third-party remote-tracking software and turn on Apple's Find My iPhone. Find out how to use Find My iPhone if your iPad is lost or stolen.

Take Control of iPhone and iPod touch Networking & Security, iOS 4 Edition

by Glenn Fleishman

Inside, you'll find advice and steps for how to: Make Wi-Fi connections: Connect via Wi-Fi at home or work, at a public hotspot, and with (or without) various forms of security. Glenn discusses the more modern and favored WPA and WPA2 security methods, and he explains why WEP and MAC addressing should be avoided (but how to deal with them if you must). You'll also find tips for setting up your home network to best work with the 2.4 GHz 802.11n networking found in the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch. Connect your iPhone via 3G: Decide which data plan to sign up for, and get advice on limiting your use of the 3G network to stay within the bounds of your plan. Although Glenn focuses on AT&T's plans in the United States, overall, the information he provides is appropriate for everyone, no matter where you are. You'll also find tips about traveling to a different country with your iPhone. Connect your iPod touch via 3G: Learn about alternative 3G plans (in the United States) that put various mobile devices on the Internet. Use Bluetooth: Connect Bluetooth devices, such as headsets and keyboards, to your iPhone or iPod touch. Also learn how peer-to-peer pairing lets you connect multiple iOS devices to play a game. Access remote documents: Learn how to access remote documents wirelessly and find steps for using a variety of file-sharing apps, including Air Sharing HD, GoodReader, Dropbox, and iDisk. Control a computer remotely: Use a third-party app on your iOS device to take control of other computers remotely. Specific steps are given for iTeleport and LogMeIn Ignition. Protect your data and privacy: Understand what aspects of your documents, passwords, and privacy could be at risk should the wrong person gain access to your device or its network communications. You'll get advice for how to take preventative actions, and learn what you can do if your device is lost or stolen.

Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion (1.0)

by Glenn Fleishman

With this ebook in hand, you'll discover: * What is difference between SMS, instant messaging, and iMessage - plus why you'd care. * How to convert your iChat experience to the brave new world of Messages. * Why it is that Messages lets you communicate via accounts at five different services (plus Bonjour), and how to figure out which you should use. * In an iMessage account, how to configure which email address(es) and iPhone phone number(s) should receive messages on your Mac. * How to use Google Talk with Google two-factor authentication. * How to send messages - and set your online status - with an eye to etiquette and conventions. * What an instant-message buddy is, why it's awkward that iMessage doesn't have buddies, and how to add buddies, organize buddies, and even delete or block a buddy. * How to exchange photos, videos, business documents, and other files via Messages. * The best way to add a spoken conversation or video to a chat, whether through an iMessage/FaceTime chat or an instant-messaging service. * How to view and control the Mac screen of the person you're chatting with (or vice-versa). * And much more...

Take Control of Networking & Security in iOS 6 (1.0)

by Glenn Fleishman

A networking and security guide for iOS 6.

Take Control of Screen Sharing in Lion

by Glenn Fleishman

What hardware and software does this ebook discuss? This ebook is about screen sharing between two Macs running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, but it is also your go-to ebook about screen sharing with 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.5 Leopard. For the iOS apps covered, you should be running iOS 3 or later. You'll learn how to: Set up your Mac so that it can be controlled from your iPhone. Start using screen sharing to help your confused uncle with his Mac. Find and launch the built-in Screen Sharing application on your Mac. Control an unattended Mac from far away. Turn on Back to My Mac with MobileMe or iCloud. Get set up and begin to share your screen through Skype. Give a presentation to a remote location through iChat Theater. Wake up a remote Mac in order to control it through screen sharing. Copy text from one computer to another while sharing screens. Put a shared screen in its own Full-Screen display in Lion. Control a far-away Mac through screen sharing when another user is logged in to that same Mac with a different account.

Take Control of Screen Sharing in Snow Leopard

by Glenn Fleishman

Interested in screen sharing, but only with Back to My Mac? This title has the basics about Back to My Mac, but if you want all the details--and oodles of background info and router help--check out Take Control of Back to My Mac. Read this book to learn the answers to questions like: How can I share the screen of a buddy via iChat? What are iChat's screen-sharing limitations? What are the best alternatives? How can I give a presentation remotely using screen sharing? What's the best way to use screen sharing to do remote tech support? What's the best way to control an unattended Mac remotely? How do I share screens with someone running an old version of Mac OS X? How do I share screens with someone running Windows? How do I wake up a remote Mac so I can share its screen? What tricks does Apple employ to make Back to My Mac connections work? How can I copy text from one computer to another while sharing screens? Mac OS X's screen-sharing features aren't sufficient--what third-party software do you recommend?

Take Control of Sharing Files in Snow Leopard

by Glenn Fleishman

Read this book to learn the answers to questions like: Which technique should I use to share my files? How do I set up my Mac as a file server? What types of security should I set up? Do I need a firewall? Should I use Samba or AFP as my file-sharing service? How can I restrict what users can do after they log in? How can my Windows-using colleagues access my shared files? How do I share iPhoto photos? What about songs from iTunes? What's the best way to connect to a file server from my Mac? What are my security options for running an FTP server? How can I configure my server so it wakes up if someone wants to use it?

Take Control of Slack Admin

by Glenn Fleishman

The Slack group messaging system is hot stuff these days, whether you're hoping to reduce email overload and encourage more productive communication in a Fortune 500 company, Internet-based small business, volunteer-run non-profit organization, academic workgroup, or high school robotics club. Over 60,000 teams (free and paid) and nearly 3 million people use Slack every day, and with help from Slack expert Glenn Fleishman, you can too.Based on hundreds of person-hours of testing, this book is designed to help both the novice admin and any IT staff tasked with managing Slack. Those getting started will learn how to plan and create a new team, configuring channels and administrative settings to shape how the team works. You'll also learn how integrations can radically extend Slack's capabilities, helping to make Slack into a centralized control center rather than just another communications stream.Perhaps most important for the highly technical admin, Glenn offers advice about the human side of the Slack equation, making suggestions for how you can deal with prickly team members, poor behavior, and even discussions that could violate employment policies.Finally, to aid in training your users, this book offers a free slide deck and handout you can use to train your Slack team.Questions answered for you in this book include:Will Slack work for my organization? (Very likely, unless you need HIPAA compliance or are required to host all services internally.)Can I get away with using a free team instead of a paid team?How can I bring outside consultants and freelancers into my Slack team?What are good ways to keep my users from creating too many channels?Are there integrations I can use to centralize communications in Slack?What is Slack's message retention policy, and can I override it?Is there any way to export all messages for compliance reasons?Can I have messages automatically deleted after a period of time?What techniques can I use to keep my users in line?

Take Control of Slack Basics

by Glenn Fleishman

The Slack group messaging system can be overwhelming, but with Glenn Fleishman's real-world advice, new users can come up to speed quickly, and more experienced users will find numerous techniques for participating more efficiently.Slack is all about communication, so you'll learn how to write, edit, and react to messages; use snippets, posts, and audio calls to collaborate with team members; and create and manage both channels and direct message conversations.You'll also see how to configure Slack's flexible notification system so you're alerted appropriately but not nagged. Plus, Glenn covers how to search old messages effectively, how to make Slack your control center by centralizing reports from other services via integrations, and numerous techniques for improving your productivity in (and with) Slack.Questions answered for you in this book include:How do people find and enter those little emoji icons in messages?Is there any way to edit the message I just posted so I can fix a mistake?Are there more channels in my Slack team? How do I find them?What does it mean when names in the sidebar are bold or italic?What do the numbers next to channel or conversation names indicate?How can I reduce the number of notifications I get on my iPhone?Can I have Slack send me email for important notifications?How private are direct messages? What about private channels?What, exactly is Slackbot, and why is it talking to me?How do I find old conversations from last month?What techniques can I employ to be more productive in Slack?

Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network

by Glenn Fleishman

If you're trying to solve a particular problem, you can jump in and read the topics in this ebook in any order, but if you start at the beginning, you'll learn how Apple's 802.11n gear fits into the world of Wi-Fi networking. With that background, you'll learn where to position and how to set up base stations, with diagrams showing common network scenarios - see two examples above - and with step-by-step instructions for configuring key Internet sharing and security options and connecting client computers. For those who have funky Internet connections or tricky IP addressing needs, Glenn provides extended advice for creating a working Wi-Fi network. Glenn provides real-world directions for important scenarios, including how to: Create a basic (or not so basic) Wi-Fi network, using Apple's base stations: Set up a wireless network with a single base station, or with multiple base stations - whether you want to extend a network with Ethernet or a wireless connection (or a mix of the two), Glenn examines your options and provides configuration steps. He also touches briefly on powerline connections. Keep your existing network, but replace an older or broken base station with a new one. Export your base station's configuration, either to make a backup or to create a model configuration to use on other base stations. Connect Macs (specific steps for 10.5 Leopard and later), iOS devices, and Windows 7 computers to your network. Set up reliable and relevant security for your network. Also, add a guest network that gives your guests Internet access while restricting their access to local resources. Attach peripherals to your network: Add a USB-connected printer, and connect to the printer from Mac and Windows computers. Add a USB-attached drive to a Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme, and configure client access. Connect a 2nd- or 3rd-generation Apple TV to your network Do more networking: Set up a Time Machine backup to a Time Capsule base station. Expand the capabilities of an AirPort Express by setting up audio streaming, trying Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil media streaming utility, or extending your network with ProxySTA. Share files conveniently and wirelessly with Lionââ⠚¬â⠞¢s AirDrop file-transfer feature, plus understand the type of networking that AirDrop uses. Put computers more directly on the Internet with port mapping or a default host. Set up Back to My Mac with iCloud in order to access an AirPort or Time Capsule drive remotely, or to configure your base station remotely. Set up a Software Base Station or do ad-hoc networking. Understand what's going on and solve problems: Find out what the icon on your Wi-Fi menu means, and discover what the colored light on your base station is trying to tell you. Learn what a MAC address is, plus how to find it. (Hint, 1 Infinite Loop is not the MAC address that you seek.) Read background information about the bands and channels used with Wi-Fi networking, understand how Apple's Wi-Fi gear fits into the picture, and get ideas for how to create an optimal network that avoids interference problems. Understand the differences among AirPort Utility 6 (for Mac), AirPort Utility for iOS, and AirPort Utility 5 (for Mac and Windows). Find a free download link for the previous edition of this ebook, which covers AirPort Utility 5. Learn how to update the firmware in your base station, and how to revert to an older version of your firmware, if necessary. "If anyone knows about real-world Wi-Fi, it's Glenn Fleishman." --Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder of bOING bOING

Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network

by Glenn Fleishman

Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network: Get help with Apple 802.11ac and 802.11n networking!Although setting up a simple Wi-Fi network with Apple gear is no longer an especially geeky endeavor, making an existing network work optimally still takes effort, given the numerous possible options and places where problems can crop up.Wi-Fi wizard Glenn Fleishman helps you create a fast, reliable, and secure Apple Wi-Fi network using 802.11ac or 802.11n AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule base stations. You'll find plenty of practical directions for working with Apple's AirPort Utility 6 configuration software (for Mac and iOS), including steps for setting up a base station, swapping in new gear, adding base stations to extend your network's range, attaching USB drives or shared printers, enabling security, creating a guest network, and more. You'll also learn about what's going on behind the GUI in AirPort Utility. If you better understand channels and bands, for instance, you may be able to reconfigure your network to dramatically improve performance. And, Glenn provides advice and directions for coping with tricky IP situations.For those using older base stations or AirPort Utility 5, the ebook includes a free download of any prior edition, dating back to 2004."If anyone knows about real-world Wi-Fi, it's Glenn Fleishman." --Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder of bOING bOINGYou'll learn how to:Create a basic Apple Wi-Fi network, and connect Macs, iOS devices, and Windows 8 computers to the network.Efficiently swap in a new base station in place of an old one.Extend the range of a network by connecting base stations with Ethernet or Wi-Fi (or a mix).Print wirelessly to a Wi-Fi or USB-connected printer.Add a USB-attached drive to a Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme, and set up user access.Keep intruders out by setting up reliable and relevant security for your network. Easily put visitors on the Internet with a guest network.You'll also find information about how to:Back up to a Time Capsule, and work with the Time Capsule's internal drive.Pipe audio through an AirPort Express.Share files the new Apple way with AirDrop. You'll find lots of problem-solving help about:Avoiding interference problems.What the icon on your Wi-Fi menu means.What the colored light on your base station is trying to tell you.Dealing with a base station that can't be found on the network.Making a base station assign an IP address to a client.Finding a MAC address. (Hint, 1 Infinite Loop is not the MAC address that you seek.)Updating the firmware in your base station, and reverting to an older version.And, on the geekier side, you'll learn about:Putting computers more directly on the Internet with port mapping or a default host. Setting up Software Base Station.Ad hoc networking.Saving effort and avoiding problems by exporting a copy of a base station configuration.Accessing a base station remotely, whether to get at the contents of its drive or to configure it, via iCloud's Back to My Mac service.

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