Tag Archives: iPhoto

Yosemite beta and Photos, Desk 1.2, Camel Audio, market cap, clipboard managers, Xcode


The new Yosemite beta for developers is working through issues with the new Photos app.
The new Yosemite beta for developers is working through issues with the new Photos app.

Apple releases second beta of OS X 10.10.3 with focus on new Photos app — Apple on Monday seeded developers with another beta version of its forthcoming OS X 10.10.3 update, asking testers to focus (ha ha) primarily on the new Photos app with additional attention paid to Wi-Fi captive network support and screen sharing. [I want the histogram!]

Desk v 1.2 update adds visual themes, separates WYSIWYG and Markdown modes — Developer John Saddington’s Desk (US$29.99) is a simple-to-use editor with some surprising power built into it. Now Desk has been updated to version 1.2, adding some new features while retaining all of its user-friendliness.

Tim Cook commemorates Steve Jobs’s birthday on trip to Germany — Apple’s chief executive was spotted on Tuesday in Germany, where he took the time to tweet a short remembrance of late colleague Steve Jobs before visiting the offices of infamous German tabloid Bild. [Something to do with Apple Watch  I’ll wager.]

Apple buys audio plug-in maker Camel Audio — When Camel Audio shut down in January, customers who used its audio app plug-ins and digital instruments were left wondering why they so abruptly stopped selling their products, but now that mystery has been solved: Camel was bought by Apple. It’s likely we’ll see the company’s technology showing up in future updates for Logic Pro X and Garageband. [Woot!]

Apple closes in on $775B market cap, now twice as large as No. 2 Exxon Mobil — Apple stock hit a new high of $133 at the closing bell on Monday, rocketing up 2.7% on the day to grow its market capitalization to just under $775 billion, a number two times larger than second-largest publicly traded U.S. company Exxon Mobil.

Copy, Paste, Repeat: finding the best clipboard manager for Mac — OS X’s clipboard has always been a transient storage place, intended to hold whatever you copy or cut just long enough to paste it somewhere else. Once you copy something else, that new snippet overwrites whatever’s already on your clipboard. Joe Kissell looks at clipboard managers.

Apple introduces new crash reporting service for developers in latest Xcode 6.3 beta — After releasing a fresh beta of Xcode 6.3 on Monday, Apple outlined a new crash reporting service that will help developers target, fix and track problems directly from the development tool.

Human Rights, sale, London apple market, Lightroom, gifs, great app deal


November 28th, Apple offers specials in its online shops for 'Black Friday' sales, so stay tuned.
November 28th, Apple offers specials in its online shops for ‘Black Friday’ sales, so stay tuned.

Apple earns 100% score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for 13th year in a row — The Human Rights Campaign this week published its annual Corporate Equality Index rankings rating American workplaces on LGBT equality, and Apple once again earned a score of 100 percent, achieving a perfect ranking for the 13th straight year. [This covers directly-employed Apple workers in the US, not those working at non-Apple assembly plants outside the US.]

Apple email touts Black Friday gift ideas — Black Friday, the US retailer’s dream date, is coming up on November 28, 2014, and Apple is tempting the wallets of shoppers with an email full of holiday gift ideas. Playing on the theme that “From one gift come many”, Apple shows how its products are really the gifts that keep on giving. [This went out to Apple’s email list, including in NZ, pictured above. Usually the deals are Apple credits for its online stores, but sometimes prices are better, too.]

London’s Borough market celebrated Apple Day with “The Real Apple Store” parody — London’s Borough market marked both the annual Apple Day celebration and the market’s 1,000th year anniversary with a parody of epic proportions. According to Core77, the market hired London-based TinMan and Teatime productions to design the “Real Apple Store,” a market place styled like an Apple retail store and filled with the best British versions of apples (the fruit).

Adobe Lightroom Adds Aperture, iPhoto Import Support — Adobe is making it easier for Aperture users to transition into Lightroom with its just released version 5.7 update. That’s good news for Aperture users since Apple is killing off Aperture and iPhoto next year when it releases an OS X Yosemite version of the iOS-style Photos. There’s also a Black Friday Lightroom sale price coming up.

Jeff is an app that makes and shares animated gifs easily
Jeff is an app that makes and shares animated gifs easily

Simple gif maker — An app called Jeff (NZ$12.99) is absurdly simple to use to make little animated gifs. Launch the app, and you’ll see a menu bar icon (a J in a circle). Click on it, and a little dialogue comes up. Follow the simple instructions by clicking the record button or use Shift-Command-5 to record a section of a screen or Shift-Command-6 to record all of a screen. [Awesome icon, too!]

App deal: six apps super cheap along with two entirely free — FX Studio Pro, Tembo, MacCleanse (proper undeleter) 1000 OpenType fonts, ColorStrokes, TubeConverter, and pass on the deal to someone else and you also get Arise for a Tweet and Portrait Painter for free. [That’s the same, at NZ$13.27, that I just paid for Jeff, above, yet would normally cost US$220!]