Category: Handhelds/iPhone/iPad/Palm

Take Control of Apple Watch

I’ve just released a new book—and it’s not the one you think! Yes, it’s been less than two weeks since my Luminar 4 book was published (and thank you for the great response to it), but I’m back to announce the immediate availability of a book all about the Apple Watch. Take Control of Apple Watch is a ...

It’s Here: Direct Lightroom Import on iOS 13.2

Adobe released updates to the Lightroom ecosystem today which finally brings the ability to import photos directly from a memory card or camera to the Lightroom library, bypassing the iPad’s Camera Roll or Files app. I’ve been waiting for this feature since the first version of Lightroom on iOS. The Lightroom Queen blog has more ...

Newly Updated Take Control of Your Digital Photos, Second Edition

I've just updated my book Take Control of Your Digital Photos, Second Edition to version 2.0!

PhotoActive Episode 52: iPhones 11 and Semantic Rendering

In the latest episode of the PhotoActive Podcast: Kirk and Jeff both bought the latest models of Apple’s digital camera – sorry, we mean the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Does adding a third camera make a difference? Is the ultra-wide camera just a gimmick? And what is “semantic rendering” anyway? We explain why ...

Strategies to Tame Apps and Storage on iPhone and iPad

My iPhone is ridiculously overpopulated with apps. Some I’ve downloaded and stopped using, some I’ve ignored, and more than a few that I’ve just forgot were there. In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I offer strategies to find those apps you’re not using, as well as how to free up valuable ...

Big Iron and More from WWDC

My latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times looks at some of the interesting news from last week’s Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference). The Mac Pro, and especially its price tag, got much of the attention—deservedly so—and I argue that this is a machine developed by teams that feel they have something to prove. ...

Bypass the Camera Roll in iOS 13

At Apple’s WWDC Keynote today, previews of iOS 13, macOS Catalina, watchOS 6, and even a new iPadOS were shown to whet developers’ appetites and upcoming caffeine levels between now and fall, when these versions will be released. One thing in particular stood out for me, given my history with the iPad and photography: we ...

Apple Watch Series 4 at The Seattle Times

Although I tend to stay up to date on new hardware for my job writing about it, I’ve owned only two Apple Watch models since the product’s introduction in 2015. I bought that first one as soon as it was available, since I was in the middle of writing my book Apple Watch: A Take ...

Shot on iPhone Critiques at the Let’s Talk Photography Podcast

To highlight the photo capabilities of the iPhone, Apple runs a #ShotOniPhone contest that’s open to anyone who tags their social media photos with that hashtag. A group of celebrity judges then wades through what must be tens of thousands of photos and plucks out the best. This year’s crop was certainly impressive. Over the ...

PhotoActive Episode 40: Geotagging with HoudahGeo

New PhotoActive episode! We welcome Pierre Bernard, developer of the Mac application HoudahGeo, to talk about geotagging and how it’s beneficial for photographers (or even folks on vacation). Take a listen and subscribe to the podcast here: Episode 40: Location Exploration with HoudahGeo. Houdah is also the sponsor of this episode, and in the show ...