Category: iPad Misc

Refresh Your Old AirPods with a Podswap

After using my original-model AirPods nearly every day for three years, the batteries finally got to the point where they would deplete after only 20 minutes or so. I replaced them with a set of AirPods Pro, and put the first set into a drawer (next to an old iSight camera). I didn’t want to ...

Take Control of Managing Your Files

Is your macOS desktop filled with file icons? Do you even know a desktop picture is hiding behind them?!? Perhaps you need to take control of managing your files.

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 ...

It’s Coming: Direct Lightroom Import on iPad and iPhone

Since the release of iOS 13/iPadOS 13, the options for importing photos directly from a camera or memory card reader have increased, letting you import to the Files app or the Photos app. Now, Adobe has previewed an upcoming version of Lightroom Mobile that allows you to import photos directly into Lightroom on the iPad ...

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 ...

Shawn Blanc’s iPad Photo Workflow

Shawn Blanc of The Sweet Setup skipped town this summer, spending a month with his family living in Colorado instead of his home in Kansas City. The temporary digs meant packing light, so he took just his Leica Q camera and his iPad Pro for photography. In “My iPad Photography Workflow,” Shawn breaks down how ...

iPad Pro Is Now a True Photographer’s Tool

Has the iPad Pro finally become a true photographer’s tool? A year and a half ago, with the release of the first 12.9-inch iPad Pro, it was so close… but there were still some significant limitations. Now, with the latest iPad Pro models, I think we’re finally there. Improved hardware is part of the story—USB ...

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iPad Pro Gets a Significant Update

One of the highlights of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote was the unveiling of two new iPad Pro models. The flashier update replaces the current 9.7 inch iPad Pro, which now has a 10.5-inch (diagonal) screen but is only a hair physically larger than the model it replaces: 9.8 inches tall and 6.8 inches ...

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Photos Crash Course for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

Sometimes, it feels as if I’m a lone defender of Apple’s Photos app under macOS. Many people find it too different from iPhoto, or think it’s too basic (even though it’s actually quite sophisticated), or… I don’t know, they just don’t like change. Except for Aperture users who were abandoned by Apple—their discontent is understandable. ...