Tag: Apple

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Apple and FBI in My Latest Seattle Times Column

In this week’s Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times, I cover the Apple/FBI situation and make the case that the implications for forcing Apple to comply with the FBI’s demand is a dire security situation for everyone. I also include some practical advice for securing data on iOS devices. Apple-FBI fight has big implications ...

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Easy Creativity in New Seattle Times Column

My latest column for the Seattle Times looks at two iOS apps that bring creativity to anyone. Adobe Post combines text and photos in a way that doesn’t require knowing how to use Photoshop or any other image editor, and is tailored for social sharing on networks like Instagram and Facebook (the image at the ...

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Start 2016 with Apple Tips

If history is a guide, Apple won’t start announcing new products for a couple of months, so in the meantime, I’ve offered a host of tips for Mac, iPhone/iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch in my latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times: Start the year with these Apple polishing tips.

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My Look at the New Apple TV in The Seattle Times

In my latest column for The Seattle Times, I got to work from my couch: taking the new, fourth-generation Apple TV for a spin. My editors at the Times really nailed the headline, too: Apple TV is pretty great, but there’s one $#&%# thing. And already I’ve heard of a great shortcut that I wasn’t ...

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How to Use Home and Lock Screens on iPhone 6s

Are you enjoying your new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus? Or perhaps you or a friend are new to iOS? I’ve just published my first article for iMore, a how-to primer on everything related to the Home screen and Lock screen under iOS 9. Did you know that when you’re viewing the new Search ...

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Talking iPad Pro at Photofocus

The day after Apple introduced the iPad Pro, Mason Marsh and I chatted about what it means for photographers. What does it add to the game? Is Apple trying to make a Surface? Mason wrote up our conversation in an article at Photofocus: Apple’s New iPad Pro – Laptop Killer or Just a Bigger iPad?

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How Pro is the iPad Pro?

In my latest column for The Seattle Times, I speculate just how “pro” the upcoming iPad Pro will be. The hardware looks impressive, but will superior hardware be constrained by an operating system designed for consumers? Part of the issue is that loaded term “pro,” which means different things for different people. I’m looking forward ...

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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iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and watchOS 2 Coverage at TidBITS

Today was a busy day: Apple introduced the iPad Pro, a new Apple TV, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and announced release dates for iOS 9 and watchOS 2 for the Apple Watch (both September 16), and for OS X El Capitan (September 30). You can watch the keynote video here. I followed ...

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New York Times on Apple User Groups

The New York Times published a great article about Mac User Groups, including a video feature about Lonnie Mimms, a computer collector who’s built his own Apple museum in an abandoned CompUSA building. The video opens with the sound of an Apple ][ floppy disk drive spinning up, which transported me to my uncle’s study ...