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Giving Voice to the Creative Community
Last week, I shared some useful tips for locating and launching apps faster on your Mac. But what about your iOS devices? They're full of apps too. And, with pages and pages of apps, it can be a real pain in the neck to find the one you want. Here are some tips to help you wade through them.
How often do you find yourself digging through your Dock, Launchpad, or Applications folder to find a certain app? You've got other stuff to do. How about making things a little easier, so you can get back to work? Here are some tips to help you locate that elusive app and launch it a little more quickly.
Each day, our good friends at NASA are kind enough to share a breathtaking photo of our wonderful universe. Sometimes of the Earth, sometimes of the heavens, these photos showcase natural beauty that is surely Desktop-background worthy. Here's how you can create an Automator workflow that runs each night to set your Desktop to the latest photo...
month in our Photography newsletter, we feature the work of a new photographer who
has contributed to our Photography Newsletter Flickr group. This month, we chose the photo Padilla Bay by Washington
based photographer Tony D. Locke.
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Last week, Nancy Lin from the radio show Business Reinvention interviewed me and Linda Holliday, founder and CEO of Semi-linear, and I learned about Linda's cool new initiative called Citia, which serves up virtual index-card versions of ebooks. I also had a chance to share what we've been up to at Peachpit and
Pearson and how dramatically our business is changing.
On June 26, author/photographer Roberto Valenzuela sat down for a Twitterview
with @Peachpit. He offered insights into managing the chaos of everyday to create a beautiful photograph by focusing on location, poses, and execution. Relive the magic with this transcript and read more in his new book Picture Perfect Practice.
A few weeks ago, I moderated a panel of expert
publisher-entrepreneurs in San Francisco on the future of publishing.
photographer and author Roberto Valenzuela for a lively Twitterview about how
to translate the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple,
beautiful photograph by focusing on three key elements – location, poses, and
A handy feature in Mac OS X is the ability to quickly and easily define words. In most applications, just Control+click the desired word, and choose Look Up "TheSelectedWord" from the contextual menu to bring up the system-wide dictionary. Even easier, if you've got a trackpad, just double-tap the word with three fingers to display its definition. Automator lets you get even more creative. You can expand these useful dictionary services with one that will read the definition to you. Here's how you do it...
Every month in our Photography newsletter,
we feature the work of a new photographer who has contributed to our Photography Newsletter Flickr group. This month,
we chose the photo Apple
Blossom Time by Colorado-based photographer Gary Jorgensen.
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Robin and I never get over the feeling of empowerment that comes with using software programs such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop.
On May 17, author/photographer Michael Clark sat down for a Twitterview with @Peachpit. It was fast. It was furious. It was inspirational and informative. Relive the magic with this transcript.