Migrating from Apple Aperture to Google Photos

In the middle of 2014, Apple announced they were ceasing further development of Aperture, the company’s professional photo management application I had been using to catalog and post-process my images since 2005. Aperture continued to work in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and it works more or less under OS X 10.11 El Capitan. All bets … Continue reading Migrating from Apple Aperture to Google Photos

The Apple Pencil has Reignited my Love of Drawing

The Spider-Man drawing above was created entirely on the iPad Pro using Procreate and the Apple Pencil. After many years, my love of drawing has been reignited and transported to the digital age. Friends of mine from childhood, high school and college remember me as someone who loved to draw. Armed with reams of continuous … Continue reading The Apple Pencil has Reignited my Love of Drawing

Thoughts on the iPad Pro’s Software Keyboard

A week into the release of the iPad Pro, much has been written about its use as a laptop replacement. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that he travels with just an iPad Pro and an iPhone. Day one iPad Pro reviewers were given two hardware keyboards to evaluate: the Apple Smart Keyboard and the … Continue reading Thoughts on the iPad Pro’s Software Keyboard

Steve Jobs Was Technology's Change Agent

As the world says goodbye to Steve Jobs, I’d like to share a few stories and photos of my own as I reflect on his death and legacy. Growing Up With Apple I’ve long had a love affair with Apple and its products. My parents purchased an Apple II computer for the family back in … Continue reading Steve Jobs Was Technology's Change Agent

MsgFiler Review on Macworld and Betalogue

Catching up on great reviews of MsgFiler on Macworld and Betalogue. Dan Frakes gave MsgFiler a 4.5 mice rating! MsgFiler is the fastest way to move, copy, and label messages in Mail. It also offers useful features for navigating and managing mailboxes. Betalogue’s review of MsgFiler covered the MsgFiler’s transition from an Apple Mail Plugin … Continue reading MsgFiler Review on Macworld and Betalogue

MsgFiler 3.0 – Coming Soon to the Mac App Store

Update February 27, 2011: The wait is over. MsgFiler is now available on the Mac App Store! While I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch, I’m happy to announce the upcoming release of MsgFiler 3.0, available exclusively on the Mac App Store. I submitted the app for approval last week, and it’s … Continue reading MsgFiler 3.0 – Coming Soon to the Mac App Store

11.6-inch MacBook Air Thoughts

Since the Apple Event announcing the new MacBook Airs, I’ve been using a loaner unit of the 11.6-inch Air. I won’t bore you with yet another standard review of the Air; instead, I’ll share some thoughts from the historical perspective of a longtime Apple laptop owner. Steve Jobs called the new Airs as the future … Continue reading 11.6-inch MacBook Air Thoughts