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Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course

In the time since Apple introduced the Apple Watch in September, I’ve fielded two questions many times: “Should I buy one?” and “Which one should I get?” Now I’m excited to announce that I’ve written a book that helps answer those questions and plenty more: Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course. But wait, the ...

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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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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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A Hazard of Photo Project Work

When I’m working on books, especially photography-related ones, I frequently need to dig through my archives to find images as examples. Doing so has its own reward, reminding me (and my inner editor) that my photos can often be decent—even good. But it has a drawback, too, which is when I get stuck on images ...

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The OS X Mavericks Pocket Guide: It’s a Book!

Just in time for the holidays, my latest book The OS X Mavericks Pocket Guide is now available! I received my author copies last week, which means that the print edition is either available now or is about to be on the shelves at fine booksellers near you. The ebook is available now from Amazon.com, ...

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Announcing: Ebook of Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac

It’s a book! I’m excited to announce that Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac is now available as a standalone ebook. Although this was always destined to be a Take Control ebook, we turned it into a (highly successful) experiment. As I finished each chapter, we published it at TidBITS, with everything ...

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Chapter 4 of Take Control of Your Digital Photos Posted

The next chapter of my serialized ebook Take Control of Your Digital Photos is now published and available for TidBITS members. In this section, “Best Practices for Importing Photos,” I dig deep into a step that most people gloss over: copying photos from a camera or memory card into the computer. By applying metadata presets ...

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Chapter 3 of Take Control of Your Digital Photos Now Live

The next chapter of my latest book, serialized at TidBITS.com, is now available for TidBITS members: Choose a Photo-Management Application. To recap, we’re publishing my ebook one chapter at a time for TidBITS members only; when it’s done, it will be bundled into a proper ebook (PDF, EPUB, Kindle) and sold as a complete book. ...

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New Book! With a Twist: Take Control of Your Digital Photos

We’re drowning in digital photos. It’s so easy to capture a photo these days—from dedicated cameras as well as camera-enabled smartphones—that we’re storing more shots than ever. That’s good news! People are capturing memories that would otherwise fade away, and learning more about how to view the world. But the volume of photos has become ...

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Canon EOS M Firmware Update Improves Autofocus

This is encouraging: A new 2.0.2 firmware update finally improves the laggy autofocus of the Canon EOS M. The EOS M is a great camera that was initially hobbled by pretty bad autofocus (a reality I address in my book Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots). Check out a video comparison of the ...