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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!]

iMac Retina, mini, lots of Yosemite links, iWork and iLife updates, iCloud security, iTunes, Lightroom


The Retina iMac (image from Apple Inc).
The Retina iMac (image from Apple Inc).

Apple’s new 27-inch Retina iMac — Apple certainly has a talent for making people lust after products they previously didn’t know they wanted; such is the case with Apple’s new 27-inch Retina 5K iMac. TUAW has a roundup of early reviews. A teardown of the new 27″ Retina iMac reveals identical parts, construction as the last-gen model– apart from that utterly gorgeous 5K screen, of course.

Apple’s new Mac mini lacks user-replaceable memory — An early assessment of Apple’s late-2014 Mac mini found that the headless desktop does not come with user-replaceable RAM, but does include user-serviceable hard drives. [Well, it is essentially a MacBook inside.]

Yosemite! What you need to know — TUAW has posted ‘the only Yosemite review you need to read‘ and Macworld has ‘The Complete Guide‘; the Mac Observer has ‘Cool stuff found in Yosemite Notes‘ (it’s a podcast); new OS feature  iCloud Drive allows OS X Yosemite users to store any type of file in the cloud; and how to get phone calls on your Mac in Yosemite. Handoff in OS X Yosemite makes it easy to transition between your Mac, iPhone & iPadHow to use Mail Drop and Markup to send large emails in OS X Yosemite; and How to place and answer iPhone calls on your Mac with OS X Yosemite, plus ‘OK, Mac’: Using Automator’s Dictation Commands, new in Yosemite.
Apple has posted the full October Media Event video.
Take Control has you covered too, with Take Control of Upgrading to YosemiteYosemite: A Take Control Crash Course, and Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course.

Apple patches OS X to protect against POODLE — Apple yesterday issued a security update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion meant to protect Macs against possible POODLE attacks.

Macworld runs down everything you need to know about iCloud security — The key takeaways here are that yes, you should absolutely be using Apple’s two-factor authentication – here’s how to set it up, by the way – especially now that it offers extended protection to iCloud and your backups.

iWork Updates for OS X, iOS Add iCloud Drive Support, more — Thursday’s release of OS X Yosemite brought along big updates for Pages, Numbers and Keynote for both the Mac and iOS devices. The updates for Apple’s iWork suite included iCloud Drive and Handoff support. The iLife suite for Mac has app redesigns, OS X Yosemite support.

Adobe Lightroom plug-in eases transition from Aperture, streamlines photo library imports — Seemingly timed to coincide with the launch of OS X Yosemite, Adobe on Thursday announced availability of a Lightroom plug-in that streamlines the process of importing Aperture photo libraries.

Where is my sidebar in iTunes 12? — Apple support boards are chattering today about the graphical changes in iTunes 12. The beloved, or in some cases tolerated sidebar is pretty much gone. Your music, movies and devices are now a row of icons at the top left of the iTunes window. All is not lost, however: your playlists can still appear in a left-side column as usual, making them quite easy to manage.