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About This Book

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About the Author

Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of TidBITS and a contributing blog editor at The Prepared. He is also the author of Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Take Control of Apple TV, and Take Control of Notes, and coauthor of Take Control of Preview with Adam Engst. He has been featured in Macworld, Scientific American, the Washington Post, Boing Boing, the Wirecutter, and other publications, as well as on Comedy Central and HuffPost Live.


Thanks to Adam Engst, who championed this project from the beginning; Adam Steinberg of Elgato who agreed to support it; Joe Kissell who helped make it a reality; my wife for putting up with me as I wrote this book and made our house crazy; Dan Frakes; Fernando Agudelo of ecobee; David Fanning of Tin Drum PR; Jeff Carlson; and Jesus Christ, who makes all things possible.

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About the Publisher

alt concepts inc., publisher of Take Control Books, is operated by Joe Kissell and Morgen Jahnke, who acquired the ebook series from TidBITS Publishing Inc.’s owners, Adam and Tonya Engst, in May 2017. Joe brings his decades of experience as author of more than 60 books on tech topics (including many popular Take Control titles) to his role as Publisher. Morgen’s professional background is in development work for nonprofit organizations, and she employs those skills as Director of Marketing and Publicity. Joe and Morgen live in San Diego with their two children and their cat.


  • Publisher: Joe Kissell

  • Editors: Dan Frakes, Lynnea Fleming, and Joe Kissell

  • Cover design: Sam Schick of Neversink

  • Logo design: Geoff Allen of FUN is OK