Tag: iphone

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Article: Portable Power Options

My latest column for the Seattle Times looks at power—specifically how I found a few gadgets useful during the holiday break for charging devices. I also mention the WD My Passport Wireless, which was quite useful for backing up the photos I captured while out of town. Read it here: More device power and storage ...

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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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Article: iPhone Video Beyond Basic: FiLMiC Pro

One promise of the video-capture capabilities of the iPhone and iPad is being able to create movies without a lot of other expensive hardware. That can be shooting short movies, action clips, interviews, or even news segments. But when you need more than just the basics, turn to the app FiLMiC Pro. I write about ...

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Article: Make Photo Gifts Right from Your iPhone or iPad

Still looking for holiday gift ideas? Start with the photos in your iPhone or iPad! Over at Lynda.com, I’ve written about methods for making photo gifts without requiring a trip to your computer. Apps and services can make prints, photo books, and other creations while you wait in line to see Santa. I also spotlight ...

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New Article: iPhone 6/6+ and Continuity at The Seattle Times

In my latest column for The Seattle Times, I take the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for a spin and also look at how this week’s expected announcements are making Apple’s devices more interconnected: Plus size iPhone too much, but device synergy impresses

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New Article: The Best Hidden Features of iMovie for iOS

iMovie for iOS has come a long way in a short time. Over at the Peachpit Press site, I reveal the best hidden (or at the very least undiscovered) features of the mobile editor: The Best Hidden Features of iMovie for iOS. Did you know you can crop video clips, create picture-in-picture and split-screen effects, ...

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How to Turn Off Cellular Calls on the iPad

One new feature in iOS 8 is the ability to answer incoming phone calls on your iPad if it’s in range of your iPhone and both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. When OS X Yosemite ships, most likely later this month, you’ll be able to answer calls on your Mac, too. It’s great ...

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Why Bad Bugs Hit Good People (Link)

Apple has had a great and terrible week. It announced 10 million new iPhones sold during the first weekend they were available, but then got blindsided by a bug in iOS 8.0.1 that killed cellular connections and TouchID for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. That would seem like something that would come up ...

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New Article: Make a Stop-Motion Movie on iPhone or iPad

It’s a double-article day for me today! In addition to the piece I published at TidBITS about why Apple is offering a 16 GB storage configuration for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, another article of mine is now up at Lynda.com. In that piece, I look at how easy it is to create ...

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New Article: Why Apple Kept the 16 GB iPhone 6 Configuration

I’ve published an analysis at TidBITS about why Apple offers 16 GB of storage in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus instead of 32 GB, as expected. The reason is profit, of course, but it’s not just a matter of sourcing components. The real reason is a psychological situation that makes everyone happy. Read ...