Category: Handhelds/iPhone/iPad/Palm

Take Control of New Apple Updates

iOS 11 was released today, with a bunch of new features (especially for iPad), some redesigned elements (like Control Center), and nifty things like a great augmented reality implementation for combining the virtual and the real worlds. And coming up next week is the release of macOS High Sierra. It seems like a lot to ...

Eero, USB Overdrive, and Upcoming iPhones at The Seattle Times

My latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times covers expected new iPhones, Eero networking, and USB Overdrive.

Seattle Times: iPad Pro and Finder Tricks

In my latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times, I share my thoughts after using the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro for several weeks. I also share some practical tips for working in the Finder on the Mac.

Lightroom mobile Adds Selective Brush, New iPad Interface, and More

Adobe updated Lightroom mobile to add selective brush tools, a Details panel, and a new iPad interface.

Seattle Times: Gadgets on Vacation

My most recent Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times was published the day I left for vacation, which was apt: It’s all about technology while traveling. (And because I was on vacation last week, I forgot to post a link to it!) In the article, I talk about TripMode 2, the Mac software that ...

iPad Pro Is Now a True Photographer’s Tool

Has the iPad Pro finally become a true photographer's tool? At Macworld, I explain why the answer is yes.

Picking Up the Slack in The Seattle Times

No, this isn't a critique of the Seattle Times. In this case, I'm talking about Slack the communications software.

Talking New Digital Photos Book Edition on MacVoices

I talk to Chuck Joiner at MacVoices about what's new in Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac v2.1, including how the book almost didn't happen.

Version 2.1 of Take Control of Your Photos

The latest edition of my book makes managing your photo library even easier by taking advantage of new artificial-intelligence features in Apple's Photos and Google Photos.

A Lightroom mobile HDR Experiment

While shooting the sunset the other night, I tried out the fairly-new HDR capture mode in Lightroom mobile on my iPhone 7. Consider me impressed! The app snaps three photos and merges them together right there, creating a DNG (Adobe’s “digital negative” format) with lots of image information for editing. I’m generally wary of in-camera ...