Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people

Peachpit Commons Blog

Giving Voice to the Creative Community

RSS Feed Subscribe  RSS details

Sara Jane Todd

Interview with Featured Flickr Photographer Sandra Tinari

By Sara Jane ToddJul 30, 2013

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 “Sunset Paddle” by UK-based photographer Sandra Tinari.

Sara Jane Todd

Photographer John Batdorff Answers Your Questions about the Nik Collection

By Sara Jane ToddJul 17, 2013

During John Batdorff’s presentation on a recent Peachpit Photo Club, many of you had loads of questions about the Nik Collection by Google.

Sara Jane Todd

Interview with Featured Flickr Photographer Tony D. Locke

By Sara Jane ToddApr 23, 2013

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 “Daffodils in the Morning Fog” by Pacific NW-based photographer Tony D. Locke, MM.

Laura Ross

User Group of the Month: AllCreative NY

By Laura RossApr 22, 2013

Each month we will select one User Group that has been exceptional in their communication with meeting updates, giveaway requests and book reviews and ask them to share some insights and tips with us. This week, we turn the spotlight on AllCreative NY as our UG of the Month! 

Laura Ross

Live Twitterview with Stacy Pearsall

By Laura RossMar 19, 2013

Join combat photojournalist Stacy Pearsall for a fascinating Twitterview about the techniques, guidance, and inspiration needed to succeed in the field of photojournalism.

Laura Ross

User Group of the Month Q&A: New York InDesign User Group

By Laura RossFeb 19, 2013

Each month we will select one User Group that has been exceptional in their communication with meeting updates, giveaway requests and book reviews and ask them to share some insights and tips with us. This week, we turn the spotlight on New York InDesign User Group as our UG of the Month!

Laura Ross

User Group of the Month Q&A: Digital Media Artists Los Angeles

By Laura RossJan 16, 2013

Each month we will select one User Group that has been exceptional in their communication with meeting updates, giveaway requests and book reviews and ask them to share some insights and tips with us. This week, we turn the spotlight on Digital Media Artists Los Angeles as our UG of the Month!

Ben Waldie

Using Dropbox to Track a Stolen Mac

By Ben WaldieSep 10, 2012

My sister is currently living overseas.  Last month, her Mac was stolen.  Unfortunately, she didn't have Find My Mac enabled, as she was running an older version of OS X, which didn't support it. The police did manage to recover the Mac after a few days, but this situation got me thinking... how could you track down a stolen Mac without Find My Mac enabled?  Certainly, there are commercial third-party apps that could help.  But, what about something a typical Mac user might have installed?  What about Dropbox?

Ben Waldie

iOS Productivity: Printing from Your iPhone or iPad via Your Mac

By Ben WaldieSep 3, 2012

AirPrint was introduced with iOS 4.2, and lets you to print right from your iOS device.  Now you can be super productive, right?  Only if you have an AirPrint enabled printer at your disposal.  Although there are hundreds of printers available that support AirPrint these days, what if you're like me, and have older printers that iOS doesn't recognize?  Your Mac can help.

Ben Waldie

Mac Productivity: Mountain Lion GateKeeper Workaround

By Ben WaldieAug 28, 2012

If you're a Mountain Lion user, then you've probably encountered GateKeeper.  This is Apple's latest security mechanism, which restricts the apps that can be launched on your Mac.  By default, GateKeeper only allows apps to run that are from the Mac App Store, or digitally signed by official developers who have registered with Apple.  Try and launch an app from an unknown developer, and GateKeeper shuts it right down. What if you need to use the app, though?  Can you launch it without disabling GateKeeper entirely?  Sure you can.

Ben Waldie

iOS Productivity: Remotely Access Your Mac with LogMeIn

By Ben WaldieAug 20, 2012

Your ability to accomplish things while on the go is key to your mobile productivity.  You've got tons of great apps on your iPhone or iPad, and probably have some level of access to your important files too, maybe through Dropbox or iCloud.  You can do almost anything, but every now and then, you hit a wall.  Maybe you need to make some emergency changes in an InDesign layout back home, check on the status of your Mac's backup, or dig up tax returns you filed away on your external drive.  If only you could connect to your Mac remotely, take control, and do what you need.  With LogMeIn, you can do exactly that.

Ben Waldie

Mac and iOS Productivity Tip: Keeping Up with the News

By Ben WaldieAug 15, 2012

Staying up to date with your favorite websites and blogs can be a real chore, and a major productivity drain.  If only there was a way to quickly get the latest unread headlines from top sites in one place, at any time, on any devices.  There is.  Available for iPad, iPhone, and Mac is Reeder, the popular Google Reader client.

< Prev Page 1 2 3 4 5 Next >