MacPhun = The Easy Way to Improve Photos

11:00 AM, Jan. 24th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

MacPhun has a sense of humor...

I have good news for those who want to improve your photos but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money... That good news comes from a cool little company out of San Diego, CA called MacPhun, which makes nearly a dozen different inexpensive apps specifically designed to help you fix imperfections and improve mediocre photos quickly and easily, for not a lot of dough.

7 Basic Tips for a Speedier Mac

10:00 AM, Jan. 24th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

7 Basic Tips for a Speedier Mac

A sluggish Mac is annoying. What good does it do to have the latest and greatest if it is going to run slow. There are some things that even beginners can do to help address this problem and Nancy Carroll Gravley has some great tips to make it possible.

How Apple is Winning a Secret War

5:00 PM, Jan. 23rd, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

When observers analyze a new or existing product from Apple, they tend to focus on the design, operation and features. In some cases, the conclusion is that some competitor, X, has a better product. That misses at least half the story of Apple's secret product war.

BlackBerry CEO Lobs Desperate Hail Mary to Bolster His Company

7:30 PM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

John Chen

BlackBerry CEO John Chen's solution for BlackBerry's struggles is to require every developer and service provider to make their products work on all mobile platforms. Bryan Chaffin thinks this is a remarkably bad idea as self serving as it is devoid of logic.

Editing Photos on Your Mac Without Breaking the Bank

3:45 PM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Adobe Photoshop CC, Acorn, Adobe Photoshop Elements 13, image editors

Listen up! If you don’t have the time, money, or inclination to master Photoshop CC, you’re not out of luck. I know of at least two less-expensive yet full-featured Mac applications that do much of what Photoshop CC can do but cost significantly less...

I Know Apple. And You, Xiaomi, Are No Apple

7:20 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Original Copy

You may have heard of Xiaomi, a company many are calling the new Apple.  They're also calling the Xiaomi Mi Note an iPhone killer. Well, I know Apple. And Xiaomi is no Apple.

Mac Experts Weigh In: OS X Quality is Declining

4:45 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

Particle Debris

More and more Mac experts are weighing in on the idea that OS X quality has declined and has become noticeable and annoying in Yosemite. This is a new, uncomfortable feeling that Macintosh customers are unaccustomed to. That OS X no longer "just works" is an emerging meme.

Key Smarthome Vendors Hint at Upcoming Official Apple HomeKit Launch [Update]

2:11 PM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · Columns and Opinions

HomeKit

Some key vendors in the smarthome space have suggested Apple is planning an official HomeKit launch, and sooner rather than later. Apple announced HomeKit as part of iOS 8 back at WWDC, and hasn't said anything since. That might be about to change. [Update: This article was updated with new comments from Philips. - Kelly]