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Josh Centers

Josh Centers

Josh Centers is the managing editor of TidBITS, as well as the author of Take Control of iOS 11 and Take Control of Apple TV, and co-author of Take Control of Preview.

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Adobe Is Bringing “Real Photoshop” to the iPad

Adobe says it will bring a nearly full-featured version of Photoshop CC to the iPad in 2019. Will it be a game-changer for iPad productivity?

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Apple Likely to Announce New Macs and iPads at Brooklyn Event on 30 October 2018

Apple is having another special event at the end of October. Josh Centers ponders what Apple might unveil. New Macs? New iPads? An autonomous flying car? OK, maybe not that last one.

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Privacy Glitch Gives Google an Excuse to Trash Google+

The Google+ social network has been struggling for years, and now that an API glitch has potentially exposed user data, Google will be shutting it down in August 2019.

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Five Ways Google’s Pixel 3 Advances Computational Photography

Apple made much of the computational photography capabilities of the new iPhone XS and XR, but it isn’t the only company innovating in the field. Digital Photography Review outlines five features of Google’s Pixel 3 that push computational photography forward. Will we see similar features in 2019’s iPhones?

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Inside iOS 12: How to Create Siri Shortcuts

The new Siri Shortcuts feature in iOS 12 lets you create your own Siri commands for both built-in features and for capabilities provided by third-party apps. “Take Control of iOS 12” author Josh Centers explains how to create and use these custom Siri commands.

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Apple Fixes Bugs with iOS 12.0.1, watchOS 5.0.1, and tvOS 12.0.1

Apple has released iOS 12.0.1, watchOS 5.0.1, and tvOS 12.0.1 to fix a number of annoying bugs. iPhone XS and iPad users may be the most interested in updating.

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Halide Designer Explores iPhone XS Camera Improvements

The designer of a popular professional iOS camera app has documented all the ways the iPhone XS camera improves on the iPhone X camera.

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Apple Releases “Everyone Can Create” Series on Apple Books

To complement its Everyone Can Code initiative, Apple has launched a new media creation training program called Everyone Can Create. It’s aimed at schools but is free for everyone.

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How to Take Photos and Scan Documents with Continuity Camera in Mojave

The new Continuity Camera feature in macOS 10.14 Mojave lets you use your iPhone or iPad to take photos and scan documents on your Mac. Josh Centers explains how it works and how best to integrate it into your workflows.

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Mojave Won’t Install on Some 2012 iMacs with Boot Camp

Apple has published a support document stating that having a Boot Camp partition on a 27-inch iMac (Late 2012) with a 3 TB hard drive prevents macOS 10.14 Mojave from installing. Read on for workarounds.

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An Oral History of Apple’s Infinite Loop Campus

Steven Levy has compiled an oral history of Apple’s Infinite Loop campus, getting an insider look at some of Apple’s most consequential events.

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Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charger: What Happened?

The AirPower wireless charging pad that Apple announced last year seems to have proved significantly more difficult to engineer than Apple had anticipated. If and when it ships, it may be quite different from what Apple previously described.

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Apple Focuses on X Appeal with the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max

Apple has announced its 2018 iPhone lineup: the less expensive iPhone XR, the updated iPhone XS, and the big-screen iPhone XS Max. All three take their core design cue from last year’s iPhone X, dropping the Home button and Touch ID in favor of Face ID.

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Get Ready for iOS 12 by Backing Up, Cleaning Up, and Updating Apps

iOS 12 is coming soon, and "Take Control of iOS 12" author Josh Centers has some tips on how to prepare your devices so the update goes smoothly. You’ll want to clear space, make sure your apps are updated, and make two backups before updating.

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Popular Mac App Store Utility Turned Out to Be Spyware

A paid utility that was secretly spying on users’ Web browsing histories somehow made it past both Apple’s review process and macOS’s application sandboxing.