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iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iOS 9.3 in Latest Seattle Times Column

My latest column for the Seattle Times covers Apple’s announcements from last week: the smaller iPhone SE, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and features of iOS 9.3 such as Night Shift: New iPhone and iPad Pro pack more in smaller sizes. I haven’t yet used either device, which are due to be released March 31, so ...

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Apple and FBI in My Latest Seattle Times Column

In this week’s Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times, I cover the Apple/FBI situation and make the case that the implications for forcing Apple to comply with the FBI’s demand is a dire security situation for everyone. I also include some practical advice for securing data on iOS devices. Apple-FBI fight has big implications ...

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Easy Creativity in New Seattle Times Column

My latest column for the Seattle Times looks at two iOS apps that bring creativity to anyone. Adobe Post combines text and photos in a way that doesn’t require knowing how to use Photoshop or any other image editor, and is tailored for social sharing on networks like Instagram and Facebook (the image at the ...

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Start 2016 with Apple Tips

If history is a guide, Apple won’t start announcing new products for a couple of months, so in the meantime, I’ve offered a host of tips for Mac, iPhone/iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch in my latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times: Start the year with these Apple polishing tips.

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Seattle Times Year-End Wrapup and Gaming Fun

   My last Practical Mac column for 2015 is up at The Seattle Times, where I wrap up the flurry of software and accessory releases that Apple pushed out this month. Then, I look ahead to some relaxing time over the holidays by recommending some games—on the iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV—that I’ve enjoyed. Read ...

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My iPad Pro Review in the Seattle Times

The first rule of the iPad Pro is: don’t let anyone — especially a child — borrow it along with the Apple Pencil. You won’t get them back. In Saturday’s Seattle Times, I review Apple’s new pro laptop: Apple Pencil Works Magic with iPad Pro. I’ve only had it for a little more than a ...

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How Pro is the iPad Pro?

In my latest column for The Seattle Times, I speculate just how “pro” the upcoming iPad Pro will be. The hardware looks impressive, but will superior hardware be constrained by an operating system designed for consumers? Part of the issue is that loaded term “pro,” which means different things for different people. I’m looking forward ...

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Essential tips, tricks for living with an Apple Watch

I’ve now had my Apple Watch for two months (here’s my review for the Seattle Times), and in that time I’ve gotten to know it very well while updating my Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course book (which is available now!). But don’t worry, this isn’t another “here’s my take on the Apple Watch ...

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Seattle Times: Keeping the Computer User in Mind

In my latest column for the Seattle Times, I relay a truth about computer users that many of us in the tech field overlook: the desire to reduce complication. My mother-in-law’s aging iMac died, and we almost just paid to repair it instead of getting a replacement. I explain why in the column, and add ...

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My Apple Watch Review in the Seattle Times

My review of the Apple Watch appears in today’s Seattle Times: Apple Watch impresses, amuses even though it’s the 1.0 version. My editor wanted a tight review in 700 words, which was hard to do because there’s so much to say about the Apple Watch and because writing shorter is always more difficult than writing ...