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Apple and FBI in My Latest Seattle Times Column

In this week’s Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times, I cover the Apple/FBI situation and make the case that the implications for forcing Apple to comply with the FBI’s demand is a dire security situation for everyone. I also include some practical advice for securing data on iOS devices. Apple-FBI fight has big implications ...

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Photo Guides at The Wirecutter

The Wirecutter just published two enormous guides about photo accessories, which includes a couple of pieces I wrote for them. The guides cover a huge range of topics, from flashes to storage to camera straps and more. It was great to work with the Wirecutter editors, a truly top-notch bunch of professionals who know their audience well. ...

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Easy Creativity in New Seattle Times Column

My latest column for the Seattle Times looks at two iOS apps that bring creativity to anyone. Adobe Post combines text and photos in a way that doesn’t require knowing how to use Photoshop or any other image editor, and is tailored for social sharing on networks like Instagram and Facebook (the image at the ...

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Start 2016 with Apple Tips

If history is a guide, Apple won’t start announcing new products for a couple of months, so in the meantime, I’ve offered a host of tips for Mac, iPhone/iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch in my latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times: Start the year with these Apple polishing tips.

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How the iPad Pro Stacks Up as a Photographer’s Tool

The iPad Pro has a lot going for it, so I took a look specifically in terms of how it can be used by photographers for a new article at Macworld: How the iPad Pro Stacks Up as a Photographer’s Tool. If you like the work I do, please consider signing up for my low-volume ...

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Aurora HDR Photoversity Guide Excerpt at iMore

The good folks at iMore have just published an excerpt from my book, Aurora HDR and Aurora HDR Professional: A Photoversity Guide! If you’re looking for a good overview of the software, and a more in-depth taste of what the ebook offers, go read it now: How to create HDR photos with Aurora HDR [book ...

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Seattle Times Year-End Wrapup and Gaming Fun

   My last Practical Mac column for 2015 is up at The Seattle Times, where I wrap up the flurry of software and accessory releases that Apple pushed out this month. Then, I look ahead to some relaxing time over the holidays by recommending some games—on the iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV—that I’ve enjoyed. Read ...

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How to dispute a copyright claim on YouTube

Late in October, I received an email from YouTube saying that a video I’d uploaded years ago was being hidden due to a copyright dispute with a rights-holder. That video was the first I’d created using iMovie for iOS, which used the theme “Modern.” That theme had the Phoenix song “1901” for a while. Did ...

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My iPad Pro Review in the Seattle Times

The first rule of the iPad Pro is: don’t let anyone — especially a child — borrow it along with the Apple Pencil. You won’t get them back. In Saturday’s Seattle Times, I review Apple’s new pro laptop: Apple Pencil Works Magic with iPad Pro. I’ve only had it for a little more than a ...

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5 Easy Steps to Back Up Your Photos and Videos

Your photos and videos are valuable, irreplaceable…and fragile. Digital photography makes it possible to capture and store thousands of photos, but a malfunctioning disk or power surge can rip them all away in a moment. But that’s not going to happen to you. Not because the heavens favor your computer over all others (they don’t), ...