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Looking at WWDC News at The Seattle Times

In my latest column for The Seattle Times, I look at Apple’s WWDC announcements with a mixture of excitement—some very cool things are coming—and cynicism—how will Apple make some things work well? Read it here: Apple offers a look at coming operating system updates. If you like the work I do, please consider signing up ...

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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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Slingshot in My Latest Seattle Times Column

In my latest Seattle Times column, I write about Slingshot, an application and service that makes videoconferencing a bit more interesting by adding the capability to share the screen of an iPhone or iPad during a call: Search is over: Slingshot is the way to go for videoconferencing I can see how small groups, startups, ...

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Why Do Big Magazines Hire Hacks for Big Tech Stories?

Given the many little flubs in this exclusive interview of Jonathan Ive for Time Magazine (originally published in The Sunday Times Magazine), I figured an over-the-top headline for this post was warranted. Let me set up a couple guideposts. First, getting an exclusive interview with Apple’s Vice President of Design Jonathan Ive, especially one that ...

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Article: Tag summer travel photos with GPS info

Summer isn’t over yet, and my latest Seattle Times Practical Mac column looks at options for capturing GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) location data to record where your photos are taken. I talk about using an iPhone or other GPS-enabled smartphone to grab locations by shooting reference photos alongside the shots you take with a digital ...

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New Article: Four Things Apple Could Do to Improve iPhoto Right Now

http://www.macworld.com/article/2038415/four-things-apple-could-do-to-improve-iphoto-right-now.html

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811 Sunday Nights

Since 1997, that’s how many weekly issues of TidBITS I’ve assembled and edited. Each issue is released on Monday, so Sunday nights were the time when I’d do my pass on the issue, ready to hand off to publisher Adam Engst (who would sometimes be coming online on the East coast just as I was ...

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Article: iPad cameras have improved but still trip my shudder

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2020869525_ptechpracticalmac27xml.html

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Read a Sample Chapter of My Canon EOS M Book

Peachpit has posted Chapter 4 of my latest book “Canon EOS M: From Snapshots to Great Shots.” The chapter covers the Creative Zone (as Canon refers to it), an overview of the semi-automatic modes (P—Program, Tv—Shutter Priority, and Av—Aperture Priority) and the M—Manual mode. View the chapter on the Web or download it as a ...

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Article: iStabilizer Dolly Review

http://www.macworld.com/article/2032398/review-istabilizer-dolly-creates-smooth-stable-tracking-shots-with-your-phone-or-camera.html