Tag: practical mac

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 ...

Using Parental Controls in iOS

In my latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times, I look at some of the parental-control options available in iOS.

Talk about Talking to Our Stuff in The Seattle Times

Siri and other voice interfaces still have a long way to go.

iOS Malware

My latest Practical Mac column at the Seattle Times comes from a reader question about whether his iPhone and iPad are more susceptible to malware than in the past. The short answer: you don’t need to worry about malware on iOS. The slightly longer answer: iOS isn’t impervious to flaws, but you still don’t need ...

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 ...

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. ...

Seattle Times: Small Details on iPhone 8, Apple Watch, iOS 11

In my latest Seattle Times Practical Mac column, I cover some of the smaller details to emerge, such as the Apple Watch's role as the new iPod, setting up a new iPhone, and... the Files app. Really.

Eero, USB Overdrive, and Upcoming iPhones at The Seattle Times

My latest Practical Mac column for The Seattle Times covers expected new iPhones, Eero networking, and USB Overdrive.

Seattle Times: Gadgets on Vacation

My most recent Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times was published the day I left for vacation, which was apt: It’s all about technology while traveling. (And because I was on vacation last week, I forgot to post a link to it!) In the article, I talk about TripMode 2, the Mac software that ...

Picking Up the Slack in The Seattle Times

No, this isn't a critique of the Seattle Times. In this case, I'm talking about Slack the communications software.