Category: Macintosh

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 ...

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.

Review: Picktorial 3.0

I review Picktorial 3.0 for Macworld, a clean, professional photo editor for Mac with a novel way of working with image files.

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.

I Review Luminar in TidBITS

I review Luminar, an excellent editor that takes a modern approach to the process of adjusting photos.

Sharing Photos in The Seattle Times

Do you find that you’re the “photo guy” or “photo gal” in many group situations because you happen to be the one taking the most pictures? (Spoiler: I do.) In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I go over the ways to share those photos with other people, from iCloud Shared Libraries ...

Tom Negrino, a Long Distance Friendship

Do you have any friends that live impossible distances away, that you interact with maybe a couple of times a year, and yet when you do get together it’s as if you’d seen them just the other day? I hope you do. My long-distance friend Tom Negrino is choosing to die this week after a ...

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How to Identify High-Performance GPU Apps on the MacBook Pro

Talking about the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar on the MacJury podcast last week brought up battery life and how initially the new machines suffered from a problem where the discrete graphics processor (GPU) was running when it shouldn’t. A system update fixed that problem, but sometimes an application might be forcing the GPU ...

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Talking MacBook Pro Touch Bar on the MacJury

I had great fun talking about the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar on Chuck Joiner’s MacJury podcast. Together with Jeff Gamet and Dr. Robert Carter, we discussed which aspects we liked about Apple’s latest laptop—more than I expected—and which things still warrant attention. One thing I learned was how great the Touch Bar can ...