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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 ...

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New Article: How to Hire a Model

One of the model walls at SMG (Seattle Models Guild) One of the best things about being a freelance writer and photographer is being able to get paid to track down answers to my own questions. Recently I wondered what’s involved in hiring a model for a photo shoot. I’ve not found myself in that ...

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New Article: MyPhotostream Review at TidBITS

Over the weekend I published a short review of MyPhotostream at TidBITS, a simple application on the Mac that lets you view your iCloud Photo Stream photos without having to open iPhoto or Aperture (the only official methods for viewing them on a Mac). I like the app’s approach, although it has some interface oddities. ...