Tag: column

Control Center Tips and More in The Seattle Times

In my latest column for The Seattle Times, I take a closer look at something that most of us probably use in the most limited way possible: Control Center on the iPhone and iPad. It’s the set of controls that appear when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or from the top-right ...

iOS Malware

My latest Practical Mac column at the Seattle Times comes from a reader question about whether his iPhone and iPad are more susceptible to malware than in the past. The short answer: you don’t need to worry about malware on iOS. The slightly longer answer: iOS isn’t impervious to flaws, but you still don’t need ...

MarsEdit 4 Takes the Pain Out of Web Posting

In my latest Seattle Times column, I look at the new version of MarsEdit, an invaluable Mac application that I use to publish Web posts (like this one!). MarsEdit puts a welcome front face onto various blogging CMSes (content management systems), lets you archive your published work easily, and more. I also point to a ...

Should You Buy an iPhone X?

For my latest Practical Mac column at The Seattle Times, I answer the question I’m getting a lot: Should I buy an iPhone X? I hear this every autumn: “Should I buy the new iPhone?” This year, that’s a more complicated question, because Apple released not only the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but ...

Seattle Times: Small Details on iPhone 8, Apple Watch, iOS 11

In my latest Seattle Times Practical Mac column, I cover some of the smaller details to emerge, such as the Apple Watch's role as the new iPod, setting up a new iPhone, and... the Files app. Really.

Eero, USB Overdrive, and Upcoming iPhones at The Seattle Times

My latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times covers expected new iPhones, Eero networking, and USB Overdrive.

Seattle Times: iPad Pro and Finder Tricks

In my latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times, I share my thoughts after using the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro for several weeks. I also share some practical tips for working in the Finder on the Mac.

Picking Up the Slack in The Seattle Times

No, this isn't a critique of the Seattle Times. In this case, I'm talking about Slack the communications software.

AirPods Review in The Seattle Times

When Apple announced AirPods, the wireless earbuds, I thought they looked cool, but they didn’t really catch my attention. I already owned a pair of Bluetooth headphones, and regular earbuds have generally worked just fine in my ears. And then people started to rave about them. As I mention in this week’s Practical Mac column ...

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Sticking Close to HomeKit at The Seattle Times

I dipped my toes into HomeKit recently, and now I’m waist-deep into smart home technology. For my latest Practical Mac column at The Seattle Times, I look at several devices that are making my home better, as well as the effect it’s had on my family and I: Making a smart move with HomeKit smart-home ...