MacVoices #14230: Jeff Carlson and Dan Moren Discuss The Connected Apple Family

Jeff Carlson and Dan Moren  have co-authored The Connected Apple Family, the perfect book to help you understand and take advantage of “the rich ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.” Whether you’re new to Apple devices, are adding to your collection, or already have them all, you can get more out of them with a little guidance from these two experienced Apple authors. Jeff and Dan cover classic topics like backups, but also about the latest features provided by Apple, like family sharing of movies, music and apps, password management among the family and much more. The pair discuss their approach to all of this, relate some interesting events during their research, and talk about why this is the right time for this book. Get it now in  Kindle  format, or in for 35% off with the code APPLEFAMILY (if you buy from Peachpit).

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Author and photographer Jeff Carlson (@jeffcarlson, [email protected]) is a columnist for the Seattle Times, a senior editor at TidBITS (, and writes for publications such as Macworld and Photographic Elements Techniques. He is the author of The Connected Apple Family, The iPad for Photographers, Third Edition, iPad & iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way, and Take Control of Your Digital Photos on the Mac, among many other books. He believes there’s never enough coffee, and does his best to test that theory.

Dan Moren is a freelance technology writer. Currently, he’s a regular contributor to and Six Colors, but his work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, The Magazine, Tom’s Hardware, and Macworld. An avid podcaster, he co-hosts the shows Clockwise, The Rebound, and Not Playing with Lex and Dan, as well as being a frequent panelist on The Incomparable. And somehow he finds time to perpetually work on a novel or two. Follow his adventures on Twitter.



The Connected Apple Family (Kindle version)

The Connected Apple Family (print version from Peachpit; get 35% off with code APPLEFAMILY)