Tag: mac

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.

What APFS Does for You, and What You Can Do with APFS

By necessity, a sizable chunk of my new book Take Control of Your Digital Storage talks about file systems, and Apple’s new APFS (Apple File System). APFS is installed automatically on Macs with solid-state storage (SSD) when upgrading to macOS High Sierra. But what does APFS do? Why would Apple change the fundamental technology behind ...

Take Control of Your Digital Storage

Now available! I've just published Take Control of Your Digital Storage, a new ebook that answers your questions about disks, NAS, RAIDs, Disk Utility, and more.

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 ...

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 ...

Pixelmator Pro 1.0 Whirlwind Review at Macworld

What happens when a company has a successful product, but thinks it can do better? The folks behind Pixelmator made a surprise announcement last year when they introduced Pixelmator Pro. I review this new venture at Macworld.

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 ...

Why Lightroom CC Is a Big Step Up from Apple’s Photos

Over at TidBITS, I compare the new Lightroom CC application to Apple's Photos.

Astropad Studio Review at Macworld

I’ve always looked curiously at photographers who use Wacom digitizer tablets to assist in editing their photos. Does it really help? More important, is it worth paying several hundred more dollars? I already have a perfectly good tablet: the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. At Macworld today, I review Astropad Studio, an app for both ...

Apple Photos, Lightroom, Safari Improvements in Latest Seattle Times Column

In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I look at improvements to Photos 3 under macOS High Sierra, new Adobe Lightroom offerings, and why one feature in Safari makes the update more than worthwhile. Read it here: Some improvements to Apple Photos, a new Adobe Lightroom CC, and Safari blocks auto-playing videos. ...