Kevin Yank

Recent articles in tech (page 1 of 9)

  1. Twitter Archived

    My posts on Twitter are now archived here.

  2. Email apps on Mac, iPhone and iPad compared

    I love a good deep-dive into competing software, so with the time I saved recently on shopping for email hosts I decided to take a fresh look at email clients for my Apple-ecosystem devices. Strap in for some obsessive comparison-shopping!

  3. Shrink Videos With ffmpeg On Your Mac

    There is a free tool called ffmpeg that makes it easy to convert an original video file into something much smaller (as little as 10% the size, in some cases!) but still very high quality. Installing and running it on your Mac can be a little bit of a hassle, especially if you’ve never used the command line in Terminal before, but I’ve written up these detailed instructions to get you started.

  4. Introducing Screencast a Week

    I’ve missed producing video training since I left Learnable in 2012, and published my Up and Running with Sublime Text 2 course in 2013. To scratch this itch, I’ve just launched Screencast a Week, a series of short, weekly videos that show off power user tips and tricks for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and whatever else I come up with.

  5. Verbal Diarrhoea at Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Event

    Yesterday’s Microsoft Surface Pro 3 launch event showed off what I think is a fairly compelling product. But apart from the product itself, two things really struck me when I watched the event video. The first was the tell-tale signs of sloppy software. The second thing that stood out for me was presenter Panos Panay’s tendency to slip in and out of what my high school English teacher used to call verbal diarrhoea.