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How to Make a Bootable OS X Mavericks Install Drive

OS X Mavericks is now available—for free!—and one of the most important tasks you can do is to create a bootable install drive. Now that OS X arrives only as a download, there’s no backup DVD to use if your Mac goes south. Yes, the Recovery HD is there (hold Command-R at startup), but what ...

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New Seattle Times Column: Nature and Technology

I’m still on a fantastic photography workshop (led by Mason Marsh), so I took the opportunity to write about the collision of technology and humanity among the participants. Nature plus technology can focus on improving our lives

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Article: Adobe Photoshop cloud subscription a step up

My latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times appeared this weekend: Adobe Photoshop cloud subscription a step up. Although I didn’t set out to focus on the subscription aspect of Adobe’s Creative Cloud—the newest apps are available only via monthly or yearly subscriptions, not as a standalone price—I couldn’t help but dig into it ...

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New article: New MacBook Air’s battery puts in a full day of work

My MacBook Air battery observation the other night was in service of writing my latest Seattle Times column: New MacBook Air’s battery puts in a full day of work. I look at the new MacBook Air, which is a curious model of computer for Apple because it’s simultaneously a pro machine and also the company’s ...