Category: Articles and Books

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Slingshot in My Latest Seattle Times Column

In my latest Seattle Times column, I write about Slingshot, an application and service that makes videoconferencing a bit more interesting by adding the capability to share the screen of an iPhone or iPad during a call: Search is over: Slingshot is the way to go for videoconferencing I can see how small groups, startups, ...

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1Password Watchtower and My Latest Seattle Times Column

My latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times looks at what you can do following the Heartbleed vulnerability, with a focus on features in the new version of 1Password: Heartbleed fallout: It’s time to change most passwords. In it I mention Watchtower, a Web site that the developer, AgileBits, created to check if sites ...

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Lightroom mobile Ebook Giveaway

These ebooks are taking up too much space on my imaginary shelf, so it’s time to unload a couple! I’m giving away two copies of my latest ebook from Peachpit Press, Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go. The 53-page book covers everything you want to know about Adobe’s new iOS app that syncs ...

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Tulip Sunrise #3, or The Perils of Working on a Photography Book

I’m at the end of the third edition of my book The iPad for Photographers, and running into a now-familiar hazard of the job. While building examples for screen shots, I invariably find one or two that I want to edit a little and share. Here’s another photo from my recent sunrise tulip photo shoot—I ...

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At 500px: How an iPad Can Improve Your Photography

Sparks Lake Morning (Wide) by Jeff Carlson on 500px Premiere photo site 500px has just published an article of mine that takes a high level overview of what an iPad can do for photographers: How an iPad Can Improve Your Photography. Think of it as the ultra-compact version of my iPad for Photographers book, covering ...

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Announcing My Lightroom mobile Fuel Ebook!

Adobe released Lightroom mobile for iPad last night, and I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve written a brand new ebook for Peachpit Press covering it: Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go. The book features 53 pages of detailed information on how to use Lightroom mobile, including lots of tips on how to get ...

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Lightroom mobile! Read my First Look article

Adobe has just released Lightroom mobile, an iPad app that synchronizes with Lightroom on the desktop and provides a great deal of editing capability on the iPad. I wrote Macworld’s First Look about it. Adobe also wrote about the app on the company blog. And here’s a first for me: I’m quoted in Adobe’s press ...

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My Report from Macworld/iWorld in the Seattle Times

I’m having a great, but very busy, time at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in San Francisco. In addition to appearing on a fun panel about creative technology with Serenity Caldwell (@settern), Chris Breen (@bodyofbreen), and Kyle Lambert (@kylelambert), I filed my Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times. In it, I note three Seattle-area products that caught ...

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Oculus and the Facebook of Tomorrow

A few quick caveats up front: I’ve not used an Oculus Rift VR headset, and I’m not even much of a gamer anymore. I’m working on multiple projects right now and I’m sleep deprived. I’m highly caffeinated. Still, the news that Facebook is buying Oculus for $2 billion ($1.6 billion of which is Facebook stock), ...

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Latest Seattle Times Column Covers Security Update and Screens App

In my latest column in The Seattle Times, I talk about last week’s crucial security updates for OS X and iOS. I also look at Screens, my favorite iOS and OS X app for connecting to another Mac and controlling it. Read it here: You’ll sleep better after this update.