A collection of 25 posts
About iOS 14 Widgets — Great But Still a Long Way To Go
With the recent introduction of widgets on iOS, what is referred as “the iPhone experience” is having a refreshing moment. Never before users could customize their home screen as much as today. Not everything is perfect on iOS 14, far from it, but this new level of control was long overdue. Time as
Going All In With iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 11 Big Sur and watchOS 7 Betas
For the first time since Apple is releasing public betas of its operating systems, I’m going all in with iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7. This year’s round of betas are exceptionally exciting and stable for their first incarnation. This sentiment is also echoed by M.G. Siegler on 500ish. This year,
The iPad Main Menu concept: the Next Game Changer?
I rarely write about mockups of potential new user interfaces or new devices. But when I see something that is profoundly good, I have to pass it along. Yesterday I came across the release of a study made by Alexander Käßner, a young UI/UX and digital product designer based in Berlin, Germany (it is
On iPad Intuitiveness (Again)
iPad intuitiveness is the source of eternal debate. One might ask: If the iPad is more intuitive than the Mac, why is it more difficult to use overall? Good question. Well, Gruber offers an interesting view on this subject. Source of constant debate Daring Fireball Again, my criticism about iPadOS h
My 10 Years of iPad
Dear iPad, you’ve come a long way. You were not perfect. You lacked a USB port. Most of your apps were “blown up” iPhone apps. Yet, I fell in love with you instantly. Here is a brief summary of my 10 years of iPad. The intro Apple’s keynote with Steve Jobs introducing the iPad was… Continue Reading
Pixelmator Photo Getting Serious
Following the recent update of Pixelmator Photo, I had a chance to play with it. From what I’m seeing, this photo editing app for iPadOS is getting really serious. Now fully supporting iPadOS 13, this update brings quite a few notable features. Support for iPadOS First, this Pixelmator Photo update
Thinking Of Upgrading Your Adobe Photography Plan?
Thinking of upgrading your Adobe photography plan to increase cloud storage space? Please read this before. Recently while I was using Lightroom, I got a notification warning me that I was running short of space on my Adobe Creative Cloud account. A lack of space can have a bad consequence of stopp
Are We Apple Fanatics?
Question of the week: are we Apple fanatics? This question comes to my mind when I’m reading this provoking article from Niko Kitsakis: “The “almost” device”. I have to wonder if this is the case sometimes. Here is why. Niko Kitsakis writing: if the iPad really was that good, wouldn’t that be a rath
Is The iPhone Killing Apple?
A question comes to my mind often these days: is the iPhone killing Apple? Apple was “for the rest of us” and the underdog for about half of his history. Apple was marching on a fine line dividing relevancy from extinction. Apple’s energy was focused, highly concentrated on caring on a small bunch o
New Lightroom for iPad Update
A new Lightroom for iPad update brings learning tools and more. First, a new home view makes its debut. From there, the user sees his or her recent photos at the top. But what is more interesting are two new learning tools. For new Lightroom users, the latest update will help them learn how to… Cont
Pixelmator Photo for iPad: a Capable Photo Editor at a Low Price
Today is the official release of Pixelmator Photo, a new and capable photo editor at a bargain price for the iPad. I had a chance to try the application for a week. Here are my observations. But first, let me express my love for this company and everything they do. My love affair with Pixelmator… Co
My Current Photo Workflow
I’ve been thinking for a long time to write about my photo workflow and how it all fits together. So I sat down, thought about it and made this graphic showing exactly what is my workflow when doing photography, what tools are involved. My hope here is to help you find inspiration to improve yours….
Apple Facing Big Challenges With iOS 13
Here is a great read about iOS multitasking weaknesses: What’s Wrong With iOS 11/12 Multitasking — Fraser Speirs. iOS 11 was a great update for the iPad with drag & drop support coupled with “real” multitasking feature. This article, supposedly written a long time ago for iOS 11 is all about one thi
On 2019 iPad Line Up
Following the announcement by Apple with press releases of the latest iPad models, first this useful summary by MacRumors: Summary The new iPad Air starts at $150 less than the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and thus has some tradeoffs: two speakers versus four, no ProMotion display, and a lower-end 8-megapixel
Mini Review of Duet Display
A few days ago, I wrote a mini review of Luna Display 3.0. Before using this solution to add a second display to my iMac, I was using another one, Duet Display. Here is my mini review. Duet Display requires an iPad application installed, a helper application installed on the iMac and a cable. In… Co
Mini Review of Luna Display 3.0
If you want to use your brand new 2018 11″ or 12.9″ iPad Pro as a secondary display for a MacBook or an iMac, there seems to be two simple ways as of this writing. The first one is with Luna Display and the second is with Duet Display. In this blog post, I want… Continue Reading → [https://numericci
iPad in Schools – Facing Reality
Following this article from Venture Beat of Apple’s Tim Cook visiting an Idaho school where they donated 100 millions worth of iPad to low income schools, I had this thought. Bravo. But, here is the thing. The problem is not when they get the iPad, it is what comes next. Here is my small experience.
Going All In With An iPad
Very interesting read from Matt Gemmell – The Big iPad. The debate is still alive and well. Is the iPad able to replace or not your traditional computer? For Matt Gemmell it did. So why it is possible for him? A few parts caught my attention. (…) an iPad isn’t a laptop, so the word… Continue Reading
My First Few Days With 11 Inches iPad Pro
This is not a review. There are already quite a few of them on the internet. What I want to share is a list of personal observations about my new iPad Pro, things that matters most to me. So I bought the 11 inches iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. No external keyboard (I already… Continue Reading → [h
Be Careful For What You Wish For
Just before the unveiling of the new iPad Pro, Chris Johnson wrote a blog post (iPad Pro 2018 wish list) about things he would like to see on the new iPad. He is not alone asking for improvements to the iPad platform. I’m one of those myself. First thing, precise input in the form of… Continue Readi
iPad Pro – What a Difference Two Years Make ?
I recently read this article “The iPad Replaces my MacBook Pro. Finally!” thinking it was recently posted only to find out hat it was posted two years ago. This excerpt was interesting as it relates to photography: I love photography and my primary device not being able to import and process RAW ima