After decades of using its software, I’ve left Adobe and I have no regrets.
A few weeks ago, I made a life-changing decision and I’ve been dealing with the implications the past few days. That decision? I ordered a new desktop computer, and I’ve been slogging through the process of attempting to re-create my decades-long work processes on it. If that sounds overly dramatic, you need to understand that… Continue reading The Gazette Has a New Member of the Publishing Team!
I celebrated a monumental event last week. It wasn’t my wedding anniversary, nor my wife’s birthday, although those things did take place…but they do pretty much every year. No, this was something that happens only very rarely: I paid off my iPhone. I had been anticipating this blessed occurrence for a few months, but that… Continue reading The Perfected Art of Planned Obsolescence (…or, “I should have paid it off slower”)
Despite the fact that only nine customers (out of 10 million orders) have reported problems with iPhone 6 bending, the alleged phenomenon has spawned numerous memes and generated its own Twitter hashtag, #bendgate. Since the internet is never wrong about stuff like this, I immediately recognized that this is a world-class problem in desperate need… Continue reading Introducing the iBeam: floppy phones fixed
I ran across a link in my Twitter feed to this article, which describes Apple’s attempts to modify Siri, its voice-activated iOS “personal assistant” application, to provide more helpful feedback for people searching for suicide-related information. With an update to phones running iOS 6 and iOS 7, Siri now reacts with a strong, two-fold approach… Continue reading Google’s Mixed Message Suicide Search Results
MacWorld recently published 33 Expert Tips and Tricks for iOS 6, and there are a few worth passing along. Note that even though the article’s title contains the word “expert,” if you can turn on your iPhone, you can implement each of these features. It’s not rocket surgery. Reverse Panorama We were at a restaurant… Continue reading iPhone Tips
Steve Jobs died today at age 56, and the world lost a creative visionary. Apple enthusiasts will freely admit the significance of the loss, while even those who rejected or denigrated his contributions will nevertheless continue to enjoy for years to come the benefits of the technologies he championed. I didn’t know Jobs, but I… Continue reading Steve Jobs
Ever heard of the “Canon Hack Development Kit (CHDK)”? If you have, I bow before your superior geekiness. I had never heard of it until I decided to research how I might be able to use my Canon PowerShot S95 to shoot in time-lapse mode. Out of the box, this otherwise highly competent point-and-shoot (P&S)… Continue reading The photographer’s equivalent of “Hey, watch this!”
Apple Inc. prides itself on its beautiful, user-friendly designs and quality workmanship, and so I was shocked – shocked, I tell you! – to discover this page in the Mac OS X Sites directory (that’s where you can make a website available to the world using the Apache web server software built into OS X):… Continue reading Apple’s Misspelling
You know Apple is up to something big when you see this screen where the Apple Store usually appears: I’m sure this is related to the company’s announcement regarding (we think) the iPad 2 in a couple of hours.