OS X Photos Beta: Where Are the Adjustments?

8:55 AM, Mar. 13th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Wondering where all of iPhoto's image-editing adjustments (such as exposure, saturation, and sharpness) went within the new Photos beta? Fear not, TMO friends, we've got the Quick Tip that'll set you right! In this article, Melissa Holt will cover how to use those adjustments (and how to access the ones you won't see right away).

Apple Patches FREAK Security Flaw for the Mac

9:12 AM, Mar. 10th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Apple released Security Update 2015-002 for the Mac late on Monday that patches the FREAK security flaw on OS X 10.8 and higher. Apple promised last week a patch was coming soon.

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Seeing FREAK patched is great, and it's also a good reminder that governments forcing weak encryption on us is a really bad idea.

OS X Photos Beta: Scrubbing Through Thumbnails

8:55 AM, Mar. 6th, 2015 · · Mac OS

You want another 10.10.3 Photos beta tip, right? Sure you do. Well, it's your lucky day, because this Quick Tip is all about scrubbing through the thumbnails in your library, just like you can do with the Photos app in iOS. It's a quick and easy way to find the exact image you're looking for!

OS X Photos Beta: Adding to Existing Albums

8:50 AM, Mar. 4th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Hey, did you hear that Apple released the new Photos app as part of the 10.10.3 beta? Well, that program is what today's Quick Tip is about, so all of you early adopters can get a jump on using Apple's neat new image-organization application. Melissa Holt's got the scoop!

OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Beta goes Public with Photos App

3:10 PM, Mar. 2nd, 2015 · · Mac OS

Developers have been able to try out the beta version of OS X 10.10.3, and as of Monday the public can, too. Mac users who signed up to participate in the public beta program can download the latest prerelease build of the upcoming Mac OS update, and it includes a beta version of the iPhoto replacement app Photos, too.

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Don't forget beta means "not ready to ship," so there may be bugs and other surprises that cause app crashes and data loss. If you're planning on playing with the beta consider installing in on a Mac that isn't critical for your daily work.

ExoLens is a Professional Photography Lens Kit for iPhone 6

9:10 AM, Feb. 24th, 2015 · · Mac OS

The just released ExoLens kit for the iPhone 6 is a professional pair of lenses, a 3x telephoto and a wide angle that attach to the iPhone with a sturdy lattice mount. The mount is threaded with a standard 1/4"-20 connection, ready for a tripod. The system is designed for growth. 

Apple Warns Developers Garbage Collection is Dead, Move to ARC

11:12 AM, Feb. 23rd, 2015 · · Mac OS

Apple has issued a warning to developers that it has deprecated the garbage collection feature used for memory management in favor of Automatic Reference Counting, or ARC. New Mac apps and app updates submitted to the Mac App Store starting in May will be required to use ARC.