Category: Articles Published

Seattle Times: Gadgets on Vacation

My most recent Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times was published the day I left for vacation, which was apt: It’s all about technology while traveling. (And because I was on vacation last week, I forgot to post a link to it!) In the article, I talk about TripMode 2, the Mac software that ...

iPad Pro Is Now a True Photographer’s Tool

Has the iPad Pro finally become a true photographer's tool? At Macworld, I explain why the answer is yes.

Picking Up the Slack in The Seattle Times

No, this isn't a critique of the Seattle Times. In this case, I'm talking about Slack the communications software.

Tips on Location Shooting in Digital Photographer UK Magazine

What do you do when a photographer steps into your frame on location? In the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine, I provide some advice.

Review: Nikon KeyMission 360 at DPReview

The Nikon KeyMission 360 is a 360-degree camera with a lot of promise—and serious software shortcomings. Read my review at DPReview.com.

Review: Picktorial 3.0

I review Picktorial 3.0 for Macworld, a clean, professional photo editor for Mac with a novel way of working with image files.

I Review Luminar in TidBITS

I review Luminar, an excellent editor that takes a modern approach to the process of adjusting photos.

Sharing Photos in The Seattle Times

Do you find that you’re the “photo guy” or “photo gal” in many group situations because you happen to be the one taking the most pictures? (Spoiler: I do.) In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I go over the ways to share those photos with other people, from iCloud Shared Libraries ...

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How to Identify High-Performance GPU Apps on the MacBook Pro

Talking about the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar on the MacJury podcast last week brought up battery life and how initially the new machines suffered from a problem where the discrete graphics processor (GPU) was running when it shouldn’t. A system update fixed that problem, but sometimes an application might be forcing the GPU ...

New MacBook Pro and Moving Apps into the Present

When I was working on ideas for my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I wanted to talk about my new MacBook Pro, but felt as if I’d already beat the subject into the ground. Turns out I hadn’t actually written about it since I received mine. (Maybe the readers are tired of ...