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5 Photo Management Apps to Replace Aperture or iPhoto

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Apple has announced that development of Aperture will cease once OS X Yosemite is released; at the same time, iPhoto will be replaced with a new photo editing app. Don't get caught with your film exposed; take a look at these replacements.

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How to Upgrade Install OS X Yosemite on Your Mac

Installing OS X Yosemite using the upgrade install method is the easiest and by far the most popular method of installation. This guide will take you through the upgrade install process and point out options and concerns along the way.

How to Install OS X Yosemite Public Beta

The OS X Yosemite public beta will be available on 07/24/2014, and you probably can't wait to get your hands on it. Although the current beta doesn't include all of the new or improved features that will be added down the road, it does include a new user interface, new features, such as iCloud Drive, Handoff, and Hotspot, and upgrades to Mail, Safari, and other Apple apps. But before you run off and possible get into trouble, take a moment to read our guide to installing OS X Yosemite public beta.

Intel Releases Minor Update to Haswell Processors Used in MacBook Pro

Faster Haswell processors may be on deck for use in the fall 2014 release of MacBook Pros. While the Haswell chips will provide a small speed bump, they're not the major upgrade that Intel Broadwell processors would have brought to the MacBook Pro lineup.

Is Apple Getting Ready to Release the Public Beta of OS X Yosemite?

The public beta of OS X Yosemite may be closer than we think. A new developer preview released today (07/21/2014) includes a few missing pieces that would be required for a public beta. It appears the development process is moving along a bit faster than expected.

Apple Steals & Deals: Sunday, July 20, 2014

Our Steals & Deals picks for 07/20/2014 include a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and a 27-inch iMac with 8 GB of RAM. Also of note, the refurb store has a nice selection of Mac minis that are looking for a home.

coconutBattery: Tom's Mac Software Pick

coconutBattery is one of those utilities that no portable Mac user should be without. Providing quick access to important battery information, coconutBattery can monitor temperature, how well the battery is performing, the current charge, even how many charge-load cycles the battery has been put through. Knowing the current state of your Mac's battery compared to how well the battery performed when originally installed can help diagnose battery performance issues, and even help you get a bit more run-time out of your Mac's battery.

Mac News: The Week in Review: July 18, 2014

Mac news for the week of 07/18/2014 includes Apple and IBM working together on moving iOS devices into the hands of enterprise customers, Bill Campbell stepping down from the Apple board, and the possibility of secret tunnels being built under Apple's spaceship campus.

How to Use Your Mac's Display Calibrator Assistant to Ensure Accurate Color

Getting photos on your Mac to match the colors of the original images starts with calibrating your display. This guide will use your Mac's built-in Display Calibrator Assistant to produce fairly accurate color calibration for your monitor.

Apple and IBM Link Up to Provide Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Apple and IBM are joining forces to create a new enterprise mobility solution to be called IBM MobileFirst. MobileFirst will use Apple iOS devices and an enterprise version of AppleCare, along with IBM's enterprise business knowledge and services, to create a new MobileFirst Supply and Management System that will allow enterprise customers to easily integrate, manage, and provide security for iPads and iPhones. In addition, IBM will develop over 100 new iOS apps to address various business needs.

Apple Looking for Photos Beta Testers Among Its Retail Employees

Apple is looking for Photos for OS X beta testers among its retail employees who have photographic experience. This could indicate that Photos for OS X is meeting its planned development schedule, and could be ready when OS X Yosemite is released. For the retail employees, working with a quality assurance team could provide another career path at Apple.

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