History I got my first MacBook from work around 2007. A 17" MacBook Pro. It was the greatest machine I’d ever used at that point. I used it for video and photo editing, and it got hot. Like, burn the tops of your legs hot. I loved working on that MacBook, but it was for... Continue Reading →
I've always been picky about my text editors. Once I discovered Markdown, I started searching for the perfect Markdown editor. I know there are a plethora to choose from, (and not all of the editors in this list support Markdown,) but these are the five text editors I've liked enough to use more than once... Continue Reading →
I haven't reviewed anything lately, but UPS delivered something today that is worth mentioning. I've had a Nomad watch stand almost since I bought my Series 0 Apple Watch. It's a great stand. It looks classy, and it's well built. But when I saw this Elago stand on Amazon the other day, I had to have it.
This will be a bit of a detour from the normal posts. And it might be a surprise to those of you who know me and my affinity for all things Apple.
I use a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. The why is probably best saved for a future post, but the short version is that I wanted a tablet that functioned like an actual computer. I love my iPad, but I can only do so much with it. And Windows 10 isn't _horrible_.
With the Surface, I bought the Microsoft keyboard cover. It isn't _horrible_ either. But I'm not a fan of the trackpad. I guess I've been spoiled by the trackpads on my MacBooks. Since I have a nest of Apple Magic Mice roaming around my office, I wanted to use one of them instead of going out and buying a new mouse.
AT&T Next basically guarantees I'll upgrade my iPhone every year. I mean, why not? I wasn't _as_ excited this year as in previous years, but I was intrigued by the dual rear camera setup in the 7 Plus. So I stayed up till midnight and... didn't order an iPhone. Apple's website glitched. AT&T's website was barely usable and wouldn't complete a transaction. I told myself I'd just pick one up in a couple of weeks when the chaos died down.
When Adobe first released Lightroom Mobile back in 2014, I wrote that it was a game changer. My only complaint was that the iOS version of Lightroom couldn't directly import RAW files. RAW images imported on the computer would sync to LR Mobile, so it was semi-useful for culling on the iPad while not at my desk, but what I really wanted was a complete mobile solution. The most recent iOS Lightroom Mobile update gave us that solution.
In my [previous post on using Day One as an Evernote Food replacement](http://www.danielh.photo/blog/2015/10/day-one-as-an-evernote-food-replacement), I mentioned that they were working on letting us add more than one photo to an entry. Day One 2 is the solution, and it’s available now.
I know people tend to get bent out of shape when forced to pay for an upgrade, myself included. But this one is worth it.
While updating my iPhone this morning, I noticed a line item that said the USB adapter on the Lightning camera connection kit will now work with the iPhone. I sold my old connection kit with my old iPad Mini, so I haven't been able to test it yet, but if it's true, this is great... Continue Reading →
I know, Windows has had this for awhile. But that’s kind of how it works with Apple and OS X. They let the other folks iron out the bugs before they implement it into OS X. Revolutionary? No. But when features get implemented, they generally work really, really well. Where this fits in best with... Continue Reading →