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Josh Centers Adam Engst No comments

Picsew Is Indispensable for Professional iOS Screenshots

Picsew is a handy iOS app for stitching together, cropping, bordering, and otherwise cleaning up screenshots. We walk you through some of our favorite features.

Dave Kitabjian 61 comments

Surprise! Fujitsu Releases 64-Bit ScanSnap Manager for Older Scanners

Since the release of Catalina, owners of older ScanSnap scanners have been scrambling to find a way to keep their devices functioning after Fujitsu refused to upgrade its software. In a surprising—and very late—move, Fujitsu has released the 64-bit ScanSnap Manager V7, which includes support for some previously end-of-lifed scanners.

Glenn Fleishman 11 comments

What the HEIC? Apple’s Highly Compressed Image Format Still Confuses

Although it has been nearly three years since Apple introduced its version of a new standard format for highly compressed images and videos, the details remain hard to decipher. That’s partly due to Apple’s confusing labeling.

Josh Centers No comments

Sony Recalls TOUGH SD Cards Due to Data Corruption

Sony has recalled a number of its SD cards due to possible data corruption, and the company will replace them for free through 31 March 2022.

Michael E. Cohen 11 comments

Apple to End Support for iBooks Author

Apple’s education-oriented ebook creation software will receive no further updates and will be pulled from the Mac App Store. The company is encouraging users to switch to Pages, promising that a future update to Pages will be able to import iBooks Author files.

Josh Centers No comments

The Verge Reviews a $16,599 Mac Pro for Media Production

The Verge dropped nearly $17,000 on a Mac Pro to put it through its paces for media production at Vox Media. Was it worth it, especially in comparison with a cheaper, more powerful PC?

Adam Engst 6 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 73 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 30 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 1 comment

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 18 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.