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10 Things to Know Before Enabling Apple’s Family Sharing

Apple’s Family Sharing feature, new in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, shows a lot of promise for handling Apple media and software purchases among several people. In an article supporting my book The Connected Apple Family, I write about 10 things you should keep in mind before turning the feature on. Go read it ...

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Lightroom CC 2015, My Macworld Review

Adobe released Lightroom CC today, and you can read my review of it at Macworld right now: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015 review: New features and major performance gains. There are a few very cool features—like in-app HDR merging to create raw DNG files—but what I find most interesting is that Lightroom now takes advantage ...

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Article: Sharing Lightroom mobile Photos in iOS Apps

My latest article for Lynda.com (yep, the same company that announced this morning it’s being bought by LinkedIn) came about when I made a surprising discovery. When playing with the app Storehouse, I saw that I could import photos directly from Lightroom mobile/Creative Cloud, versus having to use the built-in Photos library as an intermediary. ...

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My Review of Photos for OS X at Macworld

Apple dropped OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 today, and with it the release version of the new Photos for OS X. You can read my detailed review of the replacement for iPhoto and Aperture at Macworld here: Review: Photos for OS X is faster than iPhoto but less powerful than Aperture. If you like the work ...

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Beat Boredom with Fun Photo Ideas for iPhone and iPad

Spring brings rain to the Pacific Northwest, and with it, occasional boredom. But if you have an iPhone or iPad, you don’t have to be bored—and I’m not talking about playing Minecraft for hours on end. In my latest article for Macworld, I offer three fun photo ideas you can do with an iOS device ...

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Advice on Testing the Photos for OS X Beta

Apple recently made the new Photos for OS X application available as a public beta, which means anyone who signs up for the Apple Beta Software Program can install it. But there’s a catch: you must install the entire OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite beta in order to run the application. In my latest article for ...

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New Article: OmniOutliner 2.3 for iOS Review

I’m happy to be writing for Macworld again, starting with a review of the new OmniOutliner 2.3 for iOS. This version now runs on the iPhone as well as the iPad, which means you can view or edit outlines when the inspiration strikes or when you have free time anywhere. It also takes full advantage ...

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A Golden Day for Apple

Today’s Apple media event wasn’t specifically about gold, but you couldn’t escape it. From the $10,000+ gold Apple Watch Edition to the new gold-colored, redesigned MacBook, Apple made a point of demonstrating just why these products should command your interest and your money. Read the article I wrote about the event for Lynda.com here: Apple ...

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BusyContacts in the Seattle Times

My latest article for The Seattle Times looks at BusyContacts, a new Mac application from Seattle-based BusyMac that replaces the built-in Contacts app: “A contact manager you’ll actually want to use“.

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Moving Forward with Photos for OS X

Do you use iPhoto or Aperture to manage your photos on a Mac? In my latest article for Lynda.com, I look at what you need to start considering as Apple shifts to the new Photos for OS X application (currently available as a preview version for developers). I talk about the iCloud aspect of the ...