Category: Articles Published

iOS Malware

My latest Practical Mac column at the Seattle Times comes from a reader question about whether his iPhone and iPad are more susceptible to malware than in the past. The short answer: you don’t need to worry about malware on iOS. The slightly longer answer: iOS isn’t impervious to flaws, but you still don’t need ...

New Article: Lightroom CC for Designers

Shortly after publishing my book Take Control of Lightroom CC, I got to chatting with my friend and old officemate David Blatner about the new version of Lightroom. He’s the publisher of CreativePro.com and InDesignSecrets.com, and suggested there might be an article to be made about how Lightroom CC could be interesting for non-photographers. The ...

MarsEdit 4 Takes the Pain Out of Web Posting

In my latest Seattle Times column, I look at the new version of MarsEdit, an invaluable Mac application that I use to publish Web posts (like this one!). MarsEdit puts a welcome front face onto various blogging CMSes (content management systems), lets you archive your published work easily, and more. I also point to a ...

Review of Cascable, a Remote Shutter App

Since writing the first edition of my book The iPad for Photographers, I’ve been interested in how apps can work with traditional cameras. Too often, it’s a bag of frustration. But not every time. Cascable is an app that focuses on controlling cameras that have Wi-Fi built in, which is a slowly growing number. With ...

Why Lightroom CC Is a Big Step Up from Apple’s Photos

Over at TidBITS, I compare the new Lightroom CC application to Apple's Photos.

Should You Buy an iPhone X?

For my latest Practical Mac column at The Seattle Times, I answer the question I’m getting a lot: Should I buy an iPhone X? I hear this every autumn: “Should I buy the new iPhone?” This year, that’s a more complicated question, because Apple released not only the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but ...

Affinity Photo for iPad Review

As someone who’s been using the iPad for editing and working with photos since the very beginning, even I was surprised by how capable Affinity Photo for iPad is. The power of the iPad Pro makes a big difference, yes, but Serif has delivered a full-featured image editor that doesn’t feel compromised. Over at DPReview, ...

Apple Photos, Lightroom, Safari Improvements in Latest Seattle Times Column

In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I look at improvements to Photos 3 under macOS High Sierra, new Adobe Lightroom offerings, and why one feature in Safari makes the update more than worthwhile. Read it here: Some improvements to Apple Photos, a new Adobe Lightroom CC, and Safari blocks auto-playing videos. ...

Math Is Hard, or, A Quick Look at Lightroom Pricing

People in a huff about the price of Adobe's Lightroom subscription plan are threatening to switch to Capture One Pro. Okay, but...

Meet the New Lightroom CC

Lightroom CC is a brand-new application that doesn't exactly replace yesterday's Lightroom (which is now Lightroom Classic), but could in the future.