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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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How to dispute a copyright claim on YouTube

Late in October, I received an email from YouTube saying that a video I’d uploaded years ago was being hidden due to a copyright dispute with a rights-holder. That video was the first I’d created using iMovie for iOS, which used the theme “Modern.” That theme had the Phoenix song “1901” for a while. Did ...

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My iPad Pro Review in the Seattle Times

The first rule of the iPad Pro is: don’t let anyone — especially a child — borrow it along with the Apple Pencil. You won’t get them back. In Saturday’s Seattle Times, I review Apple’s new pro laptop: Apple Pencil Works Magic with iPad Pro. I’ve only had it for a little more than a ...

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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 the News App in iOS 9

iMore has published another article of mine, this one detailing how to set up and use the new News app under iOS 9: How to use the News app on your iPhone or iPad. News is an interesting beast. It’s one way for Apple to get customers’ attentions in an area where they’re already looking: ...

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Open iMovie iOS Projects in iMovie on the Mac

At last, it’s possible to take a movie you’ve edited in iMovie on an iPad or iPhone and bring it to iMovie on the Mac and pick up where you left off. Serenity Caldwell at iMore explains how to do it. This is a capability iMovie had quite a while ago that disappeared with iMovie ...

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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 ...

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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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How to Remove Duplicate Events on Apple Watch

Yesterday my Apple Watch started showing duplicate events in the Calendar app and on the watch face (when events overlap, an exclamation point icon appears before the next event on the face). I’m not sure what spurred the issue, but for some reason this week my iPhone stopped updating iCloud information until I re-entered my ...