Category: Editorial

Opinion: Apple Hasn’t Lost Its Way, But It Has Changed Its Direction

I’m seeing a lot of the usual “doom and gloom” articles that follow an Apple product release. We saw it after the original Apple Watch announcement. We saw it after the recent iPhone 7/7 Plus announcement(s). And now, maybe more than ever, we’re seeing it after the latest MacBook Pro announcement. What people don’t seem

There Are No Magic Bullets

In each one of the online courses I produce I encourage those who watch it to reach out to me via email or social media. I love hearing from the people who consume my content. It gives me an idea of how I’m doing, and what I could be doing better. Over the past year

iPhone 7 event invite

My Thoughts On the iPhone 7 Event

Yesterday Apple held an event where they unveiled new iPhone and Apple Watch hardware. As I’m sure you’re already aware, Apple made some interesting choices with the iPhone 7, and as usual the internet is nothing short of opinionated on the matter. Here are all of the important announcements from that event and my thoughts

Choosing Images for Your Content is One of the Most Important Decisions You Can Make

I recently read an article that discussed how Netflix experimented with different types of image thumbnails for its content in order to drive consumption. Their findings were so fascinating to me that it got me wondering why more companies don’t do that with their content? Many companies today are content to simply used canned templates or

Adobe Illustrator CC

10 Things I Want Added to Adobe Illustrator CC

People often ask me what my favorite features of Adobe Illustrator are, and while I’m always happy to discuss things that I love about the program, I also think it’s important to have an open conversation about what the product is lacking. In this article I will outline 10 things that I want Adobe to

After 24 Hours, I’m Probably Going to Return My iPad Pro

Like many of the Apple faithful, I spent Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 feverishly refreshing the Apple website and mobile app in hopes of scoring an iPad Pro on launch day. Luckily for me I was able to get in (seemingly) before anyone else at around 2:03AM Central Time. The checkout process was flawless as always,

iPad Pro with Apple Pencil

I Went Hands On with the iPad Pro… Here are My First Impressions

Last week at the Adobe MAX conference I was invited to a special event that was held by Adobe and Apple. At this event I was given the opportunity to try out the new iPad Pro. There were a lot of people at this event, so I didn’t get a ton of time to review

3D Touch is the Killer Feature of the iPhone 6s

I’ve had my new iPhone 6s for a few weeks now, and while there are a lot of cool things to talk about, the one feature that I “geek out” over is 3D Touch. Admittedly, this is a surprise to me because I never really understood what 3D Touch was supposed to do or why it

The iPad Pro Isn’t For Everyone, and That’s OK!

Today Apple unveiled the iPad Pro, and the internet lost its collective mind. There seem to be two opinions when it comes to this device, either you’re really excited about it and ordering one as soon as they’re available, or you believe Apple is nuts for making such a stupid piece of… Well, you get

My Thoughts on Apple’s “Hey Siri” Event

Apple just wrapped its latest product announcements, so I thought I’d hop on my blog and write up a few of my first impressions. There’s a lot to talk about, as you might’ve guessed, so this blog post might be a little heavy in the word count department. Overall I’m pretty excited about what was announced