A few days ago I received the final printed edition of Macworld magazine. Even though I get most of my information these days digitally, I could never bring myself to cancel my subscription. There was something comforting about receiving it on my doorstep. Nobody should be surprised about any print publication shuttering in 2014 but that doesn’t make it any less sad. Having made a small contribution over the last few years and seeing the Macworld team in action at Macworld expo, I can attest, Macworld was published by a fine group of geeks.
It is bittersweet to find a small automation piece I wrote made it into the final edition. I’ve published a lot of things in my life but I have to admit I always got a little bit of a thrill seeing my name in the magazine when it arrived.
This past week, Macworld ran an excellent series of articles on automation where several nerds (myself included) submitted some of our favorite Mac automation tips. I contributed to the pieces about app management and email management but there are more, and they are all golden.
This morning Macworld published a piece I wrote about why I think we need to move to cloud-based photo management and and the two biggest hurdles Photos will need to overcome to succeed.
I recently published an article at Macworld on a few tricks I use to set and keep meetings. I didn’t realize it had already published. You can check it out here.
Lex Friedman published an article in Macworld today where he interviewed several Mac luminaries and a slacker about how they manage contacts on their Macs and iThingies. I’ll let you figure which role I played.
With the arrival of the new year, I took a look at some habit apps for Macworld.
I was getting a lot of email about running lists and, frankly, puzzling over it myself. So I went on my very own running list spirit quest and wrote it up for Macworld. The winner was, surprisingly, Apple’s Reminders app.
Today Macworld posted an essay I wrote about why Apple people are needlessly fretting about Apple’s business and we, as users, should focus on products and services, not lawsuits and market caps.
Today Macworld ran an article I wrote about how to choose a task application. It is remarkable how much better task management apps are on the Mac and iOS platforms today than they were just a few years ago.
Today Macworld ran my article about the nuances of Mac OS X Lion’s new Auto Save feature and how to use the new Duplicate command to replace your old friend, Save As.