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New iPad Pro’s Color Accuracy Gets High Marks

Over at Macworld, Jared Newman writes about the findings of DisplayMate Technologies regarding the 9.7-inch iPad’s color accuracy, which is “virtually indistinguishable from perfect.” Soneira was especially impressed with the new iPad Pro’s color accuracy. While the 12.9-inch iPad Pro got edged out by Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 last year in terms of noticeable color differences, the smaller ...

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Apple Watch Crash Course 1.2 Update Now Available!

I’m excited to announce that Take Control Books has just published my update to Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course. Version 1.2 is now fully updated to cover watchOS 2 and the various improvements rolled into the watch’s operating system (see below). Although the book required a fairly substantial refresh, we’re offering it as ...

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Seattle Times Year-End Wrapup and Gaming Fun

   My last Practical Mac column for 2015 is up at The Seattle Times, where I wrap up the flurry of software and accessory releases that Apple pushed out this month. Then, I look ahead to some relaxing time over the holidays by recommending some games—on the iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV—that I’ve enjoyed. Read ...

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Help me evaluate the state of the iPad for photography

In 2012 I saw the potential of the iPad (then on its second generation) as a tool that photographers could take advantage of, and pitched my editors at Peachpit Press to write a book about it. The result was The iPad for Photographers, which is currently in its third edition. The iPad is now five ...

iPad Pro Lightning Port Is USB 3 Speed

[Update, Nov. 12, 2015: Now that the iPad Pro is out, people are noticing the hardware and Apple told me that forthcoming adapters would enable USB 3 speeds. I’ve updated the original post at The iPad for Photographers site.] I learned a little tidbit from a source today: the Lightning port on the upcoming iPad ...

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Photos Everywhere with Lightroom CC and Photos for OS X

While I was away on my photo workshop, I put the last touches on an article that’s now at TidBITS, Photos Everywhere with Lightroom CC and Photos for OS X (which enabled me to include some photos on location, like the Yoda statue at Lucasfilm headquarters). After writing the review of Lightroom CC for Macworld ...

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The Apple Watch and Attention

The most important aspect of the Apple Watch isn’t going to be technology, but attention. In my latest Seattle Times column, I look at how a device that’s getting a lot of attention now is going to hopefully demand less of our attention once it’s released on April 24. Read it here: Apple Watch becomes ...

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I Chat with Chuck Joiner about the Apple Watch and My New Book

Following my appearance last week on Chuck Joiner’s podcast, he invited me back to talk specifically about the Apple Watch (have you heard of it yet?) and my brand-new book Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course. We had a great conversation that went beyond just what the watch is good for and whether it ...

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MacVoices Episode about Monday’s Apple Event

I joined Michael T. Rose and Chuck Joiner to talk about Monday’s Apple event for the MacVoices podcast, covering the Apple TV, HBO Now, the new MacBook, and, of course, the Apple Watch. Watch it here: MacVoices #15070: The MacJury Talks Apple Watch, MacBook, Apple TV and HBO Go

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Snoqualmie Falls Sunset

For Mother’s Day, we went up to Snoqualmie Falls (about an hour’s drive from Seattle) and had dinner with other family members at the Salish Lodge (it was delicious). Afterward, I did some shooting of the falls themselves as the sun went down. It’s not dramatic in this photo, but the lodge and the cliff ...