Howdy. My name is Kevin Whipps, and I’m the new guy here at Apple Gazette. For the past 10 years, I’ve been working as a freelance writer and photographer in the Phoenix, Ariz. area, mostly in the automotive field. Most recently, I’ve spent my time as a copy editor for a regional publication, as well as being the executive editor for the now-defunct Six Degrees magazine. I’m married, and I have a baby boy on the way come February 7th.
But that’s not why I’m here. I came to Apple Gazette because a few years back, I became a Mac guy.
It started with a white MacBook, right when the Intel Core 2 Duos came out. The Intel technology intrigued me, and I figured that it was a cheap enough way to get into the Mac system without outlaying too much cash. Its main purpose was to replace my ailing HP, but also to run my photography programs and use on the road for documents and photo shoots. I was hooked almost instantly.
That led to a 20-inch iMac, an AppleTV, several iPods including shuffles, 500 gb Time Capsule, an iPhone, iPhone3GS, MobileMe subscription and most recently, the 15-inch, 2.4 ghz MacBook Pro that I bought in August on closeout. I’ve since sold the old reliable white MacBook (although I’m regretting that decision), and now I use the MBP for all of my photography and writing work.
So what do I bring to the team? First and foremost, a genuine love for all things Apple. I’m not stopping with the MBP; I’m going to buy a Mini at some point to turn into a media system, and I’m sure a new iPhone is in my future come next year. I’m also working on reorganizing my workspace, a topic which seems to be pretty popular on the interwebs, so I’ll showcase that here as well. Plus, I’ll be putting out posts about getting organized in the Mac world, and using my setup totally PC-free.
Hope you enjoy my stuff. Here’s to the future of Apple Gazette.