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Adam Engst 5 comments

2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR: Big Iron for Big Bucks

As promised, Apple has released the powerful Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR before the end of 2019. Not by a lot, but if you get your order in soon, Apple will even deliver them before January. Just be prepared to pony up a chunk of change.

Dave Kitabjian 54 comments

VueScan: Not the ScanSnap Replacement You’re Looking For

If you have a ScanSnap S1300, S1500, or S1500M scanner, you should be legitimately worried that its 32-bit software will no longer run in macOS 10.15 Catalina. Dave Kitabjian discusses your options, with an in-depth look at third-party scanner software VueScan.

Glenn Fleishman 8 comments

iPhone 11 Night Mode Brings Good Things to Light

It has always been hard to take good photos in the dark, regardless of the camera. With the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models, Apple has taken a new approach to shine more light on the problem.

Adam Engst 27 comments

Thoughts on Sharing Vacation Photos

Many of us take far more photos while on vacation than at any other time, but that raises the question of how best to share them with different people and groups. Particularly if you’re not enamored of sharing on social media, read on for advice, suggestions, and solutions.

Josh Centers No comments

Apple Music for Artists Opens to All Artists

Apple has opened up its Apple Music for Artists program for all musicians who have music on Apple Music and iTunes.

Timothy Buck No comments

Sip: Smart Color Management for Your Mac

What if there was a single place to pick, store, and organize colors on your Mac that also made it simple to use those colors in design apps, for development, or however you want? Sip is a menu bar app that does just that.

Josh Centers 23 comments

Downloading YouTube Videos in macOS

If you want to save videos from YouTube, there are a plethora of macOS utilities to do so. Here are four of the best.

Michael E. Cohen No comments

Making and Using Tables of Contents in Pages

The latest versions of Apple’s Pages all offer easy table-of-contents creation. Here’s how to make them and why you might want to, even if you’re not publishing a book.

Nik Bhatt 15 comments

The Ins and Outs of Non-destructive Editing in Photos for Mac and iOS

Photos boasts non-destructive editing of photos, even when you use a Photos extension to make changes. While the basic non-destructive feature works well, there are some snags that can result in undesirable outcomes, particularly with RAW images and when using multiple editors.

Josh Centers 4 comments

Aperture Won’t Run after macOS 10.14 Mojave

Apple has announced that its obsolete professional-grade photo manager Aperture won’t run in the next major release of macOS after Mojave. If you’re still using Aperture, start planning your switch.

Geoff Duncan 40 comments

What Does the T2 Chip Mean for Mac Usage?

Apple's custom T2 chip brings better security to recent Macs—and we all like security! But the T2 also makes Macs harder to repair or use with non-Apple operating systems, and it can create nightmares for DJs and musicians. So is a T2 Mac right for you?

Josh Centers No comments

For Better or Worse, GarageBand Has Changed Music

Since its introduction in 2004, Apple’s GarageBand has become a staple in music production, perhaps even more than you may have realized.

Agen Schmitz 13 comments

CorelDRAW Comes Back to the Mac

After an 18-year absence, the CorelDRAW vector graphics editor returns to macOS in a graphics suite that also includes a photo editor and font manager, as well as a cloud-based app for on-the-go design work. Further showing its renewed interest in the Mac, Corel has also acquired virtualization company Parallels.

Josh Centers 1 comment

Flickr Vows to Not Delete Creative Commons Images or Those of Deceased Members

In an effort to make the company’s business model sustainable, Flickr is deleting excess images, but it’s taking new measures to soften the blow.

Adam Engst 42 comments

It’s Frustrating That Preview in Mojave Isn’t Better

After taking a close look at Preview in Mojave while updating “Take Control of Preview,” Adam Engst comes away disappointed. The new features aren’t impressive, one notable change is actively bad, and there are new bugs. But he’d still like to see Apple enhance the still-powerful graphics and PDF editor.