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Jeff Carlson 13 comments

Inside iOS 12: Photos Encourages More Engagement

Are you overwhelmed by the hundreds or thousands of photos you’ve taken with your iPhone, or imported into your iPad? Apple has several ideas for how the Photos app in iOS 12 can help, starting with new features that encourage you to revisit your images, share them with friends in a new way, and edit raw files natively on some devices.

Jeff Carlson 5 comments

NAS: What You Need to Know before Buying

NAS (network-attached storage) can be a great way to expand your available data storage, but buying a NAS device involves wading into a lot of technicalities. In this article, adapted from his book Take Control of Your Digital Storage, Jeff Carlson breaks down the NAS buying process.

Josh Centers 5 comments

TipBITS: Make iMovie Output Full-Resolution Video

Is your iMovie output stuck at 720p, even though you fed it a higher resolution video? While trying to record a screencast from a 27-inch Retina iMac, Josh Centers discovered the fix.

Michael E. Cohen 22 comments

How to Use Linked Text Boxes in Pages 7

Linked text boxes disappeared from Apple’s Pages in 2013, but after years of wandering in the wilderness, the powerful layout feature has returned better than ever.

Adam Engst 31 comments

Please Follow TidBITS in Apple News!

It’s possible to read TidBITS in Apple News, but until about 10 days ago, almost no one did. After Adam Engst had a call with Apple’s Publisher Relations team, traffic has increased, but we need your help to get Apple News to recommend TidBITS to new readers.

Josh Centers 6 comments

Adobe to Bring Full-Featured Photoshop to the iPad

Adobe has confirmed that it is working on a full-featured version of Photoshop for the iPad. Bloomberg says to expect its unveiling at the Adobe MAX conference in October 2018.

Josh Centers 8 comments

Google PhotoScan Is a Handy Pocket Photo Scanner

If you find yourself needing a digital version of a physical photo—as uncommon as that might seem in today’s modern world—Google’s free PhotoScan app may be the ideal tool, particularly if you don’t already own a scanner, or have one in your pocket.

Adam Engst 9 comments

TipBITS: Compare Before/After Edits in Photos

Ever wished that you could compare an edited image in Photos with the original, without using Undo or Revert to Original? Read on for the trick in both the Mac and iOS versions of Photos, and for the even more hidden trick on the Mac that helps you compare cropping.

Josh Centers No comments

Apple Launches Music Publishing Division

Apple has created a new music publishing division. Is the company looking to tighten its hold on the music market?

Josh Centers 19 comments

SmugMug Buys Flickr from the Remains of Yahoo

Photo-sharing service SmugMug has purchased the beloved photo service Flickr from Verizon for an undisclosed sum.

Josh Centers 22 comments

The Hidden Camera Level in iOS 11

iOS 11 quietly introduced a camera level that helps you take pictures that don't suffer from skewed sides. Read on to learn how you enable and use this subtle feature.

Adam Engst 25 comments

New Mac Pro Slated for 2019; May Be Modular

A year after Apple admitted to missteps with the Mac Pro in a meeting with prominent industry journalists, Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch has returned to Apple to follow up on the company’s progress.

Adam Engst 10 comments

Canon Pixma iP110: Printing Without Wires

For anyone who needs to print in situations where there are no power outlets and where cables would be fussy, the battery-powered, Wi-Fi-enabled Canon Pixma iP110 is a reasonably priced, robust solution.

Josh Centers 6 comments

iRig Mic HD 2 vs. the Blue Yeti: A New Entry-Level Microphone Champ?

For years, the Blue Yeti has dominated the entry-level podcasting and recording market, but Josh Centers has found a microphone that may take its place.

Josh Centers 4 comments

Rescue Blurry Photos with Live Photos in iOS 11

“Take Control of iOS 11” author Josh Centers shares a quick Live Photos tip that can rescue blurry photos of hyperactive subjects like kids and dogs.