Category: Macintosh


My book “iPad Pocket Guide” Is Now Available for Pre-Order

I’m hard at work on my next book, The iPad Pocket Guide, which is now available for pre-order at for only $10.19 and at Barnes & Noble for $10.11! Amazon lists the release date as June 11, but I’m sure that’s just a placeholder. I want to have most of the book written by ...


A Day of (Anonymous) Fame

On Wednesday, Glenn Fleishman and I caught an early flight to San Francisco to attend Apple’s media event where the company introduced the iPad. It was fun to be there for the announcement, not just because it’s a new Apple product but because there’s a lot of energy and interest among the assembled journalists. (I ...


Frugal Mac Buyer Suggestions

My latest column for the Seattle Times is online, which looks at several areas to save money when buying Mac-related items: Plenty of ways for frugal Mac users to save on products (15 January 2010).


Two New Articles Posted this Week

My latest Seattle Times column is online, which is about when my wife’s MacBook drive exploded and how I recovered her data: You can’t have too many backups for Mac hard drives. In my most recent iMovie column for Macworld, I look at several methods for stretching the boundaries of iMovie’s editing interface: Maximize Your ...


Organize Your iMovie Video Library

Macworld has published an article of mine: Organize Your iMovie Video Library. Learn how to mark video as favorites, assign keywords, and get your video library under control.


Snow Leopard Pocket Guide Now in Stock

I received my first author copies of The Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Pocket Guide this week, and they look great! I also checked this morning and saw that the book is now in stock and available (and still costs only $10, with free shipping for Amazon Prime members!). Peachpit has also posted ...


My Seattle Times Review of Snow Leopard

…is now posted: “Snow Leopard: The big improvements come under the hood“. Choice paragraph: How often in software do you get something that fundamentally makes something better instead of just making it bigger? When you’re talking about operating systems, that answer is once — now. Also, Peachpit confirmed that my book, “The Mac OS X ...


Pre-Order My Snow Leopard Pocket Guide!

This has definitely been a busy book year for me, and my latest title is about to hit store shelves (online and physical) soon: The Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Pocket Guide! The book will be available when Snow Leopard arrives, and is available now as a pre-order. The Snow Leopard Pocket Guide is ...


New Article: Five Cool and Useful Techniques for iMovie ’09 and iDVD has posted an article I wrote about iMovie and iDVD: Five Cool and Useful Techniques for iMovie ’09 and iDVD. And remember: You can download the iDVD portion of my book for free here (PDF).


My Seattle Times Review of the iPhone 3GS

My review of the iPhone 3GS is now live on the Seattle Times Web site, a day ahead of when it’s scheduled to appear in print. I like the new iPhone quite a bit; Apple sent me a review unit, but I had also ordered one the day it was announced. I skipped the iPhone ...