Category: Macintosh

Podcast and Audio Tools Article

I'm not an audio engineer, but I can do sophisticated audio recording using Audio Hijack on the Mac. I write about it in my latest Seattle Times column.

What APFS Does for You, and What You Can Do with APFS

By necessity, a sizable chunk of my new book Take Control of Your Digital Storage talks about file systems, and Apple’s new APFS (Apple File System). APFS is installed automatically on Macs with solid-state storage (SSD) when upgrading to macOS High Sierra. But what does APFS do? Why would Apple change the fundamental technology behind ...

Take Control of Your Digital Storage

Now available! I've just published Take Control of Your Digital Storage, a new ebook that answers your questions about disks, NAS, RAIDs, Disk Utility, and more.

New MacBook Pro and Menu Bar Sanity at Seattle Times

The newest update to the MacBook Pro looks like the model I wanted in 2016—even though I’m happy with mine. It answers the main limitations of the 2016 model, and tosses in a True Tone display. In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I look at what’s new this time around. I ...

TidBITS Bottom-Up Redesign

TidBITS has undergone a massive redesign, and I’m so excited for my friends there — not just a new look for the site, but a whole new publishing infrastructure. Fun fact: Most of the HTML and CSS on the old site was coded by me… in 2007 (ironic that the link goes to the article ...

Alien Skin Exposure X3 Review

Exposure X3 is a good alternative to Adobe Lightroom, though I found a few quibbles. Read my review at DPReview.

Talk about Talking to Our Stuff in The Seattle Times

Siri and other voice interfaces still have a long way to go.

The Power of Lightroom Gradient Tools

My latest article for CreativePro.com looks at a set of underrated editing tools in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC: the gradient tools.

Loupedeck Review at Macworld

I review the Loupedeck, a physical control board for making edits to photos in Lightroom Classic CC.

Pixelmator Pro 1.0 Whirlwind Review at Macworld

What happens when a company has a successful product, but thinks it can do better? The folks behind Pixelmator made a surprise announcement last year when they introduced Pixelmator Pro. I review this new venture at Macworld.