Tag: column

Revisiting the HomePod at the Seattle Times

My editors at The Seattle Times get me. In my latest Practical Mac column, I take another look at the Apple HomePod, and what made me decide to buy one for my living room after owning a Sonos for years (which isn’t being retired, just moved to my home office): Why I bought a HomePod ...

Mojave Features that Stand Out

My previous Practical Mac column focused on features in iOS 12 that I recommend, and now that macOS 10.14 is out, my latest column looks at Mojave improvements to try first.

Podcast and Audio Tools Article

I'm not an audio engineer, but I can do sophisticated audio recording using Audio Hijack on the Mac. I write about it in my latest Seattle Times column.

New MacBook Pro and Menu Bar Sanity at Seattle Times

The newest update to the MacBook Pro looks like the model I wanted in 2016—even though I’m happy with mine. It answers the main limitations of the 2016 model, and tosses in a True Tone display. In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I look at what’s new this time around. I ...

Using Parental Controls in iOS

In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I look at some of the parental-control options available in iOS.

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.