Category: Misc

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Holidays Are for Proofreaders

After we mailed our holiday cards last year, my wife decided to order a stamp for our return address instead of printing and affixing stickers. The stamp arrived, we put it into a drawer, and forgot about it until it was time to do this year’s cards. After we received our cards this time around, ...

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Slingshot in My Latest Seattle Times Column

In my latest Seattle Times column, I write about Slingshot, an application and service that makes videoconferencing a bit more interesting by adding the capability to share the screen of an iPhone or iPad during a call: Search is over: Slingshot is the way to go for videoconferencing I can see how small groups, startups, ...

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Keep Up with My Articles at uFollow

I’ve had great intentions in the past for posting new articles that I write here on my blog, but often when something appears, I’m busy working on something else, and I forget. Today I received an email from a free service called uFollow that tracks articles and blog posts from authors. Go to the page ...

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My book, Meet the iPad 2, now at the iBookstore!

I’m ecstatic to announce that the first ebook about the iPad 2 on Apple’s iBookstore is my book, “Meet the iPad 2“! It contains 48 pages of essential iPad 2 information, and costs just $1.99. Follow this link to view more information, or, go to iBooks on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, tap the ...

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Talking iMovie ’11 on MacVoices

On Tuesday I chatted with Chuck Joiner about what’s new in iMovie ’11 and my TidBITS article, “15 Secrets of iMovie ’11” for the MacVoices podcast. Chuck is always great to talk to, and indulged me when I found myself having to back up and explain things like rolling shutter, CMOS camera sensors, and interlaced ...

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Martin Scorcese Attends Free iMovie Demonstration

Funny article at the Onion: Martin Scorcese Attends Free iMovie Demonstration at Apple Store

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Latest Seattle Times column tackles video streaming

My column this week looks at Air Video, StreamToMe, and Netflix as ways to watch video on an iPad, iPhone, or iPad touch without storing the massive files on the devices themselves: “Streaming options for music, video need not be space hogs“. 

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It’s a Book! First Copy of My “iPad Pocket Guide”!

My prolific friend David Blatner started a tradition in the office we once shared. Whenever he published a new book (which is still pretty often) and received his first author copy, he’d bring it around to someone else’s desk and say, “It’s a book!” Now that I’ve published dozens of books myself, I still do the ...

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My review of the 15-inch MacBook Pro (2010)

I’ve been pretty singularly focused on the iPad since its release, having finished my iPad Pocket Guide (due in stores likely in the next week or so!) and now working on a Take Control ebook about the iPad. But while I was writing the Pocket Guide, Apple sent me a new 15-inch MacBook Pro review ...

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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 Amazon.com 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 ...