Category: Macintosh

Astropad Studio Review at Macworld

I’ve always looked curiously at photographers who use Wacom digitizer tablets to assist in editing their photos. Does it really help? More important, is it worth paying several hundred more dollars? I already have a perfectly good tablet: the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. At Macworld today, I review Astropad Studio, an app for both ...

Apple Photos, Lightroom, Safari Improvements in Latest Seattle Times Column

In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I look at improvements to Photos 3 under macOS High Sierra, new Adobe Lightroom offerings, and why one feature in Safari makes the update more than worthwhile. Read it here: Some improvements to Apple Photos, a new Adobe Lightroom CC, and Safari blocks auto-playing videos. ...

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Meet the New Lightroom CC

Lightroom CC is a brand-new application that doesn't exactly replace yesterday's Lightroom (which is now Lightroom Classic), but could in the future.

Long Exposure Photos in iOS 11

At TidBITS, I write about how to use the Long Exposure effect in iPhone photos to get silky waterfall photos.

Seattle Times: Small Details on iPhone 8, Apple Watch, iOS 11

In my latest Seattle Times Practical Mac column, I cover some of the smaller details to emerge, such as the Apple Watch's role as the new iPod, setting up a new iPhone, and... the Files app. Really.

Update to My USB-C Memory Card Reader Article: Verbatim

In July, Macworld published my guide to the Best USB-C Memory Card Readers for people who need to transfer photos and videos to the new MacBook Pro and Macbook models that include only USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports. Since then, a new arrival has appeared: the Verbatim USB-C Pocket Card Reader. What’s appealing about this one is ...

Affinity Photo for Desktop 1.5.2 Review

At DPReview, I review Affinity Photo for Desktop (the Mac version), an affordable image editor with nearly all the features you need, minus a monthly subscription fee.

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.