Aurora update, Apple solar, most reliable laptops, disabling Handoff, Flash rebranding


Aurora HDR update — A new version of Aurora HDR has arrived! Macphun have listened closely to user feedback and developed brand new features and improvements.
Highlights include more extensive plug-in compatibility with host applications Adobe Lightroom & Apple Aperture, more versatile ghost reduction handling, performance improvements and a new preset category for those photographers interested in more natural results.

Apple recognised for its amount of solar capacity and number of solar installations — For the fourth year in a row, Walmart ranked No.1 in the Solar Means Business report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), which identifies major commercial solar projects and ranks top corporate solar users. Apple is also among the companies recognised for their amount of solar capacity and number of solar installations (along with Kohl’s, Macy’s, Walgreens, Target, IKEA, Prologis, FedEx, Intel, General Motors, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Bed Bath & Beyond, Safeway, Hartz Mountain, Staples, L’Oreal, Kaiser Permanente and Toyota).

Consumer Reports: Macs are the most reliable laptops — A survey of 58,000 Consumer Reports subscribers — as reported by ZDNet — shows Apple has the most reliable laptops with only a 10 percent breakdown rate in the first three years.

Disabling Handoff in OS X — The so-called Handoff feature isn’t new; it’s been around since Yosemite/iOS 8 — but a lot of people don’t know what’s going on when it happens. On your Mac, having Handoff on means that you may see new icons appearing and disappearing on the left side of your Dock.

Adobe to change Flash — Adobe has a big Creative Cloud update coming in January 2016, and one of the changes will be the renaming of Flash Professional CC, Adobe’s long-time Flash content creation tool, to Animate CC. To be fair, this is more than rebranding; it’s a big step towards shoring up Adobe’s place as a mainstream HTML5 content creator. It’s also an important step on the path to [the accursed] Flash’s inevitable demise.