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Mac sales up, Aperture and iPhoto gone, NVMe for SSD in Yosemite


If your Mac can handle it, NVMe for SSDs reduces latency by 50 percent.
If your Mac can handle it, NVMe for SSDs reduces latency by 50 percent.

Apple’s Mac bucks negative PC market trend, gains 9% in US — According to the latest estimates from Gartner, Apple’s Mac made gains in the PC market over the first quarter of 2015, bucking a wider negative trend that saw overall shipments drop 5.2 percent worldwide.

Aperture, iPhoto disappear from Mac App Store following Photos debut — Aperture and iPhoto were removed from the Mac App Store and are no longer available for download, checks of the storefront showed on Friday, signalling an end to two long-running product lines.

Apple enables NVM Express protocol for faster SSD performance with OS X 10.10.3 — Looking to take full advantage of PCI Express solid state drives found in the latest Mac models, including the new 12-inch MacBook, Apple built support for the NVM Express SSD Interface into its most recent OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite update, which  brought a host of backend upgrades to bring parity between software and cutting edge hardware. NVMe is optimized for lower latency operations afforded by solid state media, or non-volatile memory. Compared to AHCI, NVMe reduces latency by 50 percent.

Mac sales up, Shuttle unions, Mac passwords, Watermark, Typed


Zen music while you work? For me that adds up to 'tear my hair out'.
Zen music while you work? For me that adds up to ‘tear my hair out’.

Worldwide PC market staggers in Q4 … but Apple’s Mac reaches new heights — According to its quarterly PC report for the fourth quarter of 2014, research firm IDC found Apple sold some 5.8 million Macs over the three-month period, bucking an overall negative trend for the market.

Shuttle bus drivers serving Apple, other Silicon Valley tech companies look to unionise — A Teamsters representative last week notified the CEOs of Apple, Amtrak, eBay, Genentech, Yahoo and Zynga that shuttle bus drivers contracted to service their employees are seeking to unionise.

What to do if your Mac refuses to accept your password — Fortunately, if you have lost your password, there are several approaches you can take for either regaining complete access to your Mac or, at least, getting to the specific data you need. Here are some tips for doing just that.

Watermark Plus adds watermarks to your photos quickly and easily — Watermark Plus (US$19.90) is a nifty app that pros and others wanting to protect their digital image creations will appreciate.
You can create watermarks on your own, or use any of several templates provided. The app supports JPEG, TIFF, BMP and PNG formats. You have control of position, font, opacity and colours. Even better, you can apply your watermark to hundreds of photos at once by dragging a folder over a target on the app screen.

Typed on special — Typed is the new innovative approach to writing web-ready content on your Mac. With beautiful typography, easy exporting, and an ideal minimalist interface, Typed will have you zoned in and writer’s block-free in no time. It’s 40% off for one more day.