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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 ...

The Hidden Editing Power of Photos for OS X

Photos for OS X is a consumer application, replacing iPhoto, but you’ll be surprised at how capable it is as a photo editor. In my latest article for Macworld, I look at several unexpected ways the editing features are more powerful than it appears, from keyboard shortcuts to the sophisticated Levels tool. Read it here: ...

New Book! Photos for OS X and iOS

Apple is in the middle of a dramatic overhaul of its photo software, discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture and replacing them with the new Photos for OS X. Since iPhoto was the pre-installed, easy-to-use application for managing digital photos on the Mac, millions of people use it for their photo libraries. But Photos for OS X ...

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Jony Ive Now Chief Design Officer at Apple

If you follow Apple, this is pretty big news. Jonathan Ive, formerly Senior Vice President of Design, is being promoted to Chief Design Officer, overseeing the hardware and user interface design groups. The news was broken in an entertaining, wide-ranging essay by Stephen Fry. Ive was already doing that in his previous role, but this ...

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My Apple Watch Review in the Seattle Times

My review of the Apple Watch appears in today’s Seattle Times: Apple Watch impresses, amuses even though it’s the 1.0 version. My editor wanted a tight review in 700 words, which was hard to do because there’s so much to say about the Apple Watch and because writing shorter is always more difficult than writing ...

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A Golden Day for Apple

Today’s Apple media event wasn’t specifically about gold, but you couldn’t escape it. From the $10,000+ gold Apple Watch Edition to the new gold-colored, redesigned MacBook, Apple made a point of demonstrating just why these products should command your interest and your money. Read the article I wrote about the event for Lynda.com here: Apple ...

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The Connected Apple Family

I’ve mentioned my latest book in a few earlier posts, but allow me to formally introduce it: The Connected Apple Family: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV, coauthored with Dan Moren, is available now in print and as an ebook! Click here to order the book for as low ...

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Moving Forward with Photos for OS X

Do you use iPhoto or Aperture to manage your photos on a Mac? In my latest article for Lynda.com, I look at what you need to start considering as Apple shifts to the new Photos for OS X application (currently available as a preview version for developers). I talk about the iCloud aspect of the ...

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MacVoices Appearance about the Connected Apple Family

Last week I appeared on Chuck Joiner’s excellent MacVoices podcast to talk about my latest book, co-written with Dan Moren, The Connected Apple Home: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV. As always it was fun to be on Chuck’s show, and we talked about how Apple’s devices are converging ...

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5K iMac Represents a Retina Tipping Point

In my latest Seattle Times Practical Mac column, I take in the beautiful screen of the new 5K iMac and wonder: Have we reached a Retina tipping point? Not all of Apple’s products offer Retina screens (the MacBook Air is the last holdout, and you can still buy non-Retina iMac, MacBook Pro, and iPad models), ...