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Jeff Carlson

Apple's iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Macs can all broadcast their locations, making it easy to locate a friend, share your own location, or pinpoint a device that may be lost or stolen. Jeff Carlson, co-author of The Connected Apple Family: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV, acts as your wayfinder to learn about these features.

Dan Moren

Dan Moren, co-author of The Connected Apple Home: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV, explains how to take advantage of advanced communication features built into the latest iOS and OS X updates. Whether you want to send or receive text messages, phone calls, or photos/videos, your Apple device makes it not just possible, but easy - and free!

Jeff Carlson

Sharing all of your music, movies, and more across the range of Apple devices owned by your family sounds like a no-brainer. Why wouldn't everyone want this option? Maybe because it's not quite as beautifully simple as it sounds. Jeff Carlson, co-author of The Connected Apple Home: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV, explains 10 important points you need to consider before you decide to enroll your gang in Family Sharing.

Lisa L. Spangenberg

You can use the Web for more than just looking up instructions for how to open a coconut. Intrepid technology explorer Lisa L. Spangenberg, coauthor of The iPad 2 Project Book, discusses some great apps and tools to make your iPad or iPhone a more useful assistant in the kitchen.

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Blogs

Ben Waldie

AirPrint was introduced with iOS 4.2, and lets you to print right from your iOS device.  Now you can be super productive, right?  Only if you have an AirPrint enabled printer at your disposal.  Although there are hundreds of printers available that support AirPrint these days, what if you're like me, and have older printers that iOS doesn't recognize?  Your Mac can help.

Ben Waldie

Your ability to accomplish things while on the go is key to your mobile productivity.  You've got tons of great apps on your iPhone or iPad, and probably have some level of access to your important files too, maybe through Dropbox or iCloud.  You can do almost anything, but every now and then, you hit a wall.  Maybe you need to make some emergency changes in an InDesign layout back home, check on the status of your Mac's backup, or dig up tax returns you filed away on your external drive.  If only you could connect to your Mac remotely, take control, and do what you need.  With LogMeIn, you can do exactly that.

Ben Waldie

Staying up to date with your favorite websites and blogs can be a real chore, and a major productivity drain.  If only there was a way to quickly get the latest unread headlines from top sites in one place, at any time, on any devices.  There is.  Available for iPad, iPhone, and Mac is Reeder, the popular Google Reader client.

Ben Waldie

Your iPhone and iPad are full of useful knowledge.  You've downloaded tons of audio books, podcasts, and iTunesU content.  The problem is that there just aren't enough hours in the day to download all of it to your brain.  Here's a tip that might help...

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