PhotoActive #119: WWDC and New OSes
The latest episode of PhotoActive is out, in which Kirk and I talk about the most intriguing announcements for photographers.
Refresh Your Old AirPods with a Podswap
After using my original-model AirPods nearly every day for three years, the batteries finally got to the point where they would deplete after only 20 minutes or so. I replaced them with a set of AirPods Pro, and put the first set into a drawer (next to an old iSight camera). I didn’t want to ...
Take Control of Your Digital Storage Updated
My book Take Control of Your Digital Storage has just been updated to version 1.1. The 127-page ebook answers your questions about SSDs, hard drives, NAS, and more on the Mac. As I wrote when the book first appeared: Hang on. Did he just say storage?? You better believe it. You probably don’t think too ...
macOS 10.15 Catalina Release Advice
Hi friends and family! It's me, your friendly Mac tech expert with an update on the latest version of macOS, Catalina. Read this before you upgrade.
Big Iron and More from WWDC
My latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times looks at some of the interesting news from last week’s Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference). The Mac Pro, and especially its price tag, got much of the attention—deservedly so—and I argue that this is a machine developed by teams that feel they have something to prove. ...
How to Be Smart about Applying Apple Updates
After two friends were bit hard by Apple updates, I wrote about best practices to help ensure iOS and macOS updates go smoothly in my latest Seattle Times column.
Strategies to Free Storage on Your Mac
In my most recent Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times, I write about storage: what happens when your Mac starts to get filled up? You don’t have to reflexively start deleting files or find another location for them. With enough iCloud storage, the Mac can do a lot of the space-saving for you. I ...
A Look at Privacy Features at The Seattle Times
Apple has been in the news a lot lately regarding privacy, from the now-fixed Group FaceTime bug that allowed callers to eavesdrop on audio before the other person picked up to tussles with Facebook and Google. You’ve probably also noticed that you need to click through more privacy-related dialogs lately. In my latest Practical 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.
New iOS 12 and macOS Mojave Take Control Books
Get Take Control books about iOS 12 and macOS Mojave now.