Nik Rawlinson

Apps now rule the handset roost

by Nik Rawlinson on 26 October 2010 in Editorial
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It’s mere coincidence that I was advising a friend about which phone to buy on the day Microsoft was showing off Windows Phone 7, its new operating system for mobile handsets. My friend had been offered the HTC Desire handset, which beat the iPhone in almost every category in tests by MacUser’s online sister publication, [...]

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MacUser Screencast: create a photo collage in Photoshop CS5

by Nik Rawlinson on 19 October 2010 in News

Sometimes when you take a bunch of photos for merging together as a single larger picture, you want to do something a little out of the ordinary. Follow along as MacUser’s Nik Rawlinson walks you through creating a photo collage using Photoshop. Here we’re using Photoshop CS5, but the technique also works with older versions of the application.

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Paying for the greater good

by Nik Rawlinson on 11 October 2010 in Editorial
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Can the free rivals to Office 2011 offer as secure a future for compatibility? This is the first chunk of MacUser to be written in Office 2011. You know what? I like it. I’m not going to spill the beans here – check back next issue for the full review – but there are some [...]

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Miniaturisation gone mad

by Nik Rawlinson on 27 September 2010 in Editorial
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Has the new nano and shuffle’s tiny size compromised their usability? How small is too small? Big might not always be better, but neither is infinite miniaturisation. Enter the latest iPod nanos and shuffles. We’re lucky enough to have both models in the office – along with the new touch, so watch out for full [...]

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In and out of love with an eBook

by Nik Rawlinson on 14 September 2010 in Editorial
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Falling in love with a digital book just means you’ll want a paper copy, too. I find myself in a bit of a quandary. It all comes down to books. I’m reading a good book right now. A very good book, as it happens. Or, to be more accurate, I’m reading some pixels that reproduce [...]

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Under the Magic Trackpad spell

by Nik Rawlinson on 31 August 2010 in Editorial
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If you think the Magic Trackpad is an extravagance, you’re missing a trick. My poor old mouse. Look at it. Quiet. Dormant. Collecting the dust and cobwebs. After so many years of faithful service, it has been cruelly cast aside and sits there quiet as a… well, as quiet as a mouse. Why? Magic Trackpad [...]

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