Category: Handhelds/iPhone/iPad/Palm

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Slingshot in My Latest Seattle Times Column

In my latest Seattle Times column, I write about Slingshot, an application and service that makes videoconferencing a bit more interesting by adding the capability to share the screen of an iPhone or iPad during a call: Search is over: Slingshot is the way to go for videoconferencing I can see how small groups, startups, ...

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Bentley Ad Shot on iPhone 5s, Assembled on iPad

Bentley’s new luxury car includes iPads built into the back seating area (which use Bluetooth keyboards and rise automatically—perfect for the executive blogger who’s stuck in traffic while being chauffeured). To keep with the spirit, the company shot the commercial below using iPhone 5s and assembled the footage using those built-in iPads. A quick behind-the-scenes ...

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Backgammon in Blue

At first I was struck by the iPad mini, looking even more mini than usual in the middle of the table at a coffee shop I frequent. You can’t argue with having a pocketable device that can play whatever game you want, in this case backgammon. And the fact that the iPad’s case matched the ...

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At 500px: How an iPad Can Improve Your Photography

Sparks Lake Morning (Wide) by Jeff Carlson on 500px Premiere photo site 500px has just published an article of mine that takes a high level overview of what an iPad can do for photographers: How an iPad Can Improve Your Photography. Think of it as the ultra-compact version of my iPad for Photographers book, covering ...

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Announcing My Lightroom mobile Fuel Ebook!

Adobe released Lightroom mobile for iPad last night, and I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve written a brand new ebook for Peachpit Press covering it: Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go. The book features 53 pages of detailed information on how to use Lightroom mobile, including lots of tips on how to get ...

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Lightroom mobile! Read my First Look article

Adobe has just released Lightroom mobile, an iPad app that synchronizes with Lightroom on the desktop and provides a great deal of editing capability on the iPad. I wrote Macworld’s First Look about it. Adobe also wrote about the app on the company blog. And here’s a first for me: I’m quoted in Adobe’s press ...

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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 ...