If you're running room out of your hard drive and would rather not bother with the task of upgrading it, you can try relocating your iTunes and iPhoto libraries to an external drive. iPhoto’s pretty open to the idea of moving home. Simply close it and copy your iPhoto library (located in your Pictures folder) to an external volume. Now re-open iPhoto while holding down the Option key and select the library you just moved from its new location. Check all is working okay, then you’re free to delete the original iPhoto library in your Pictures folder.
The big news of the today is undoubtedly iOS 5 and iCloud, but Apple and its third-party developers have been pushing out updates and little pre-Halloween tricks and treats all day long as well. But that’s not the only thing going on for this mid-October hump day -- here’s the rest of the news for Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
Happy iOS 5 Day! Of course, today also brings another long-awaited arrival for both iOS and Mac OS X users in the form of iCloud, the next generation of Apple’s cloud storage and syncing initiative. While the service requires a number of updates in order to fully work, one of them -- the iCloud website -- is now open to all.
In all the early hype about Apple’s forthcoming iCloud service, little has yet been said about support for older operating systems, specifically Snow Leopard 10.6 which is still in wide use. As it turns out, Apple may be slipping out at least one more update to the snowy cat to allow basic iCloud sync support.
One of the few advantages of Amazon’s recent Mac download store was the availability of titles such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, which was unavailable in the Mac App Store. That all ended this week as Adobe dipped its considerably large toe into Apple’s digital storefront at long last.
I have five Macs in my house, and I want them all to have the exact same iPhoto library -- but I don’t want to have to download pics from my camera or iPhone five times. I’d like to be able to merge the libraries every few months, but that sounds like a pain. Short of overwriting each computer’s iPhoto library every time one of them changes, is there an easy way to keep my pics in sync?
One day, not so very long ago, third-party email apps dominated the Mac platform -- until Apple upped the ante with its own Mail application (frequently dubbed “Mail.app” for clarity) included free with every copy of Mac OS X. They’ve tucked away quite a few awesome features over the years, but here are a few of our favorites.
There’s something about late spring and summer that brings the cameras out: Memorial Day picnics, your nephew’s graduation, a day at the beach, the kids’ first trip to Disneyland. Capturing memories with your digital camera or camcorder has never been easier -- if you had told us a few years ago that we’d be snapping 5-megapixel stills and shooting 720p video with our iPhones, we would’ve bet a whole box of Drumsticks that you were mistaken.
Software updates! Who doesn’t love ‘em? If you’re having issues with iPhoto or even with OpenType fonts under Snow Leopard 10.6.7, Apple has a pair of updates waiting to make your day -- provided that you download them first, of course.