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An update to our review of macOS photo editors, 20 years of iMac, and more

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We updated our review for the best photo editor for macOS »

We updated our review for the best photo editor for macOS

Our pick for the best photo editor for macOS has to be Adobe Lightroom, doesn’t it? It’s certainly the most prolific, most widely used, and most widely supported in the greater community than any other major photo editor available for the Mac.

But our quest to update our review yielded a surprising number of results. For one, while Adobe Lightroom is the most widely used and has the largest community (presets, how-to videos, tutorials, etc.), it’s also not without its problems. Many users loath its performance, even on the fastest and latest MacBook Pros and iMacs. And for the hardest of hardcore professional photographers, Lightroom’s controls aren’t granular enough to find that perfect look.

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The Complete Guide to Managing Tasks in Things (Video)

If you struggle to keep up with all your tasks, we can show you some organization tips that may help you.

We put together a video that shows you everything you need to know about a task in Things:

  • The difference between start dates and due dates and how to use them effectively.
  • How to set up reminders so you never forget an important task again.
  • How to use checklists for tasks that require more than one step.
  • How to configure daily, weekly, monthly, or even annual repeating tasks.
  • And more…

You don’t have to use any of these things in your tasks if you don’t want to. But knowing what they are and how they all work will help you be more organized, save time, and ensure you are using Things in the way that suits you best.

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How to enable Safari Reader Mode only for specific websites »

One of the new features in macOS High Sierra is the ability to force specific websites into Safari Reader Mode.

Reader Mode is a feature that allows you to read online articles in a continuous view without ads or distractions. Reader Mode also merges multi-page articles into a single window. You can enable Reader Mode for all websites, but I only do it for certain ones.

A roundup of great podcast hardware »

If you are looking to start a podcast, or upgrade your current podcasting hardware, the array of options on the market can be overwhelming.

This article isn’t meant to be a comprehensive review of every piece of audio gear you could purchase, but is rather a collection of recommendations based on where you may be.

Opinions about audio equipment are like belly buttons — everyone has them, but in my experience, this collection of equipment should serve you well, no matter the price point.

(Six Colors) The original iMac: 20 years since Apple changed its fate »

This week brought about an important anniversary in the Apple world: the 20th anniversary of the original iMac. It’s exciting to track this iconic computer back to its roots, and Jason Snell (Six Colors) does a great job of capturing the heritage and journey of the iMac.

(512 Pixels) Twenty Years Ago, Steve Jobs Introduced the iMac G3 »

Speaking of iMac history, Stephen Hackett (512 Pixels and Relay FM) wrote up a great summary of this classic machine. Stephen has spent a good deal of time and effort putting together a thorough and interesting narrative of this era of Apple history in the form of an ebook, so be sure to check that out as well.

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