TidBITS Publishing has just released two new ebooks: “Take Control of Your iPad” and “Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPbone and iPod touch, Third Edition.”

“Take Control of Your iPad” (http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/ipad) by Tonya Engst is an US$15, 170-page ebook that covers setup, syncing, apps, and more. Among other things the author explains how to configure an original iPad or iPad 2 correctly, both through the new Setup Assistant and with key options that require extra effort. She also offers skills that make gesturing, typing, and navigating more enjoyable and effective. Plus,
readers will find tips for setting up and getting more out of many of Apple’s apps, and real-world advice on buying and managing third-party apps. The ebook is available for $15 at

In “Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, Third Edition” (http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/iphone-mail) tech writer Joe Kissell provides thoughtful and thorough explanations of how to set up an optimal email system on an iOS device. The book costs $10.