Category: Handhelds/iPhone/iPad/Palm

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My Report from Macworld/iWorld in the Seattle Times

I’m having a great, but very busy, time at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in San Francisco. In addition to appearing on a fun panel about creative technology with Serenity Caldwell (@settern), Chris Breen (@bodyofbreen), and Kyle Lambert (@kylelambert), I filed my Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times. In it, I note three Seattle-area products that caught ...

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Road to Macworld: Talking about My Upcoming Sessions

The yearly Macworld/iWorld conference is coming up at the end of March, and I’m involved in three sessions this year! I spoke to Chuck Joiner last week for his show MacVoices about “the Road to Macworld,” offering a preview of my topics: a panel about digital photography workflows, how to take control of your photos ...

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Latest Seattle Times Column Covers Security Update and Screens App

In my latest column in The Seattle Times, I talk about last week’s crucial security updates for OS X and iOS. I also look at Screens, my favorite iOS and OS X app for connecting to another Mac and controlling it. Read it here: You’ll sleep better after this update.

‘Meet the iPad & iPad mini’ ebook now available, just $2.99

Shortly after I wrapped up the manuscript for my book The iPad Air & iPad mini Pocket Guide, Fifth Edition, I updated the best-selling short ebook spinoff that Peachpit and I have released for several editions. That title is now available as a $2.99 ebook: Meet the iPad & iPad mini. It’s the perfect introduction ...

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Shawn Blanc: Grandpa’s iPad

Great, touching post by Shawn Blanc about his grandfather, who is legally blind, using the iPad as a camera: At first, I wanted to snicker. But how could I? If my Grandpa wants to use an iPad to take a picture of his grandson and great grandson, then who cares? Certainly not me. … My ...

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iPad for Photographers featured in Amazon’s ‘Resources for New Photographers’

Amazon.com has created a new Featured Reading List called “Resources for New Photographers,” and my book appears along with a host of great company (McNally, Kelby, Arena, Batdorf, Foster, and others). All nine books look good—I’ve read about half of them, and several ‘Snapshots to Great Shots’ titles appear on the list. Go check them ...

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I just gave away 5 copies of The iPad for Photographers ebook

Giving stuff away feels good, even after Christmas, and I’m happy to say that five of my readers just received codes good for downloading the ebook copy of The iPad for Photographers, Second Edition! My continued thanks to the folks at Peachpit Press for providing the codes and to the readers who signed up already ...

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Hear Me on Macworld Pundit Showdown XXIV

I was invited to participate in the last Macworld Pundit Showdown episode of 2013, and it was a lot of fun. Host Philip Michaels asks questions about the tech industry (such as, “Who will we be making fun of this time next year as the CEO of Microsoft?”), and the participants all vie for points ...

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Ebook Deal of the Week: 50% Off The iPad for Photographers

[Alas, the deal has expired. However, you can still get the 45% off print books using the code CMPRI2013 and up to 60% off ebooks and videos using the code CMDIG2013 for Peachpit’s Cyber Monday deals.] For this week only, The iPad for Photographers, Second Edition is Peachpit’s Ebook of the Week! Get the book ...

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Leaves at 120fps

Inspired by Duncan’s and Sam’s posts tonight, here’s my entrant into the new genre called “slow-motion autumn leaves shot with an iPhone 5s”: my daughter and the twins who live next door playing in our leaves. I captured the video, scored the music (using loops in GarageBand), and edited the video (in iMovie) entirely on ...