Since the start of 2013, I've been busier than usual writing articles for Macworld. You can check out the complete list here.
Meanwhile, my latest Slanted Viewpoint entry discusses "Stupid by Design."
The latest entry in my Slanted Viewpoint blog explains how to win at Letterpress (a popular word/strategy game for iOS devices). In particular, it delves into how to play if you go second and your opponent has made a great opening move.
I will be speaking at the SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh Users Group) meeting on Monday, March 18. The topic will either be the same as my recent Macworld talk: File Sharing and Syncing Unleashed.
Another Macworld | iWorld is now in the history books. There were special events, headlined by Aston Kutcher and Josh Gad. There were the always enjoyable 5-minute RapidFire talks. There were parties. And there was my own TechTalk.
All in all, a great time and a wonderful opportunity for "face-time" with colleagues and friends who otherwise remain a virtual presence for the rest of the year.
For my overall take on the event, check out my Slanted Viewpoint blog entry.
The Mac Observer and I have parted ways. I wrote my final User Friendly View column on January 23rd.
Going forward, my main work will be to continue to write for the great folks at Macworld.
Continuing a tradition of the past several years, I look back at the most noteworthy events in the Apple universe during the past twelve months. It's a top 5 with two bonus items.
Moving the political spectrum. Obama wins re-election! I've posted a post-election analysis at Slanted Viewpoint.
I will once again be speaking at Macworld | iWorld (January 31 - February 2, 2013). I will be giving a Tech Talk titled "File Sharing and Syncing Unleashed." The focus will be on sharing and syncing documents between iOS devices and Macs, but will cover assorted other sharing/syncing options as well.
The session is on Thursday January 31, from 2:00 to 2:45, in Room 2014. See you there!
Following the release of iOS 6, I've posted several articles on the updated software. On The Mac Observer, I offered a Complete Guide to What’s New in iOS 6 Settings and took a look at The Trouble with iOS 6’s Passbook App. Over at Macworld, I posted Troubleshooting iOS 6.
Additionally, I talked with Chuck Joiner about iOS 6 and iPhone 5 on a MacNotables podcast.
On a related note, I detailed my thinking on iOS 6 and the bleak future of jailbreaking in a Slanted Viewpoint blog entry.