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You can add one more thing to Apple's list of new hardware and software upgrade announcements: the latest iteration of Aperture. Version 3.5 brings a handful of new features to the OS X app, including iCloud Photo Sharing support that lets you access (or give access to) shared image or video strea...

October 23rd 2013 at 9:07am 0 Comments
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In addition to the other flurry of software releases today, Apple has released Aperture 3.5. The update includes a slew of bug fixes and small enhancements -- along with some pretty noticeable ones as well. Among the bigger enhancements: iCloud Photo Sharing is supported, Apple Maps is now used fo...

October 22nd 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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At this year's WWDC Apple previewed the latest version of OS X 10.9 named Mavericks. The name was a departure from its previous scheme of naming OS X after cats. As Phil Schiller noted in the keynote, Mavericks is a popular surfing spot in California that many Apple employees like to go to to catc...

June 18th 2013 at 4:45am 0 Comments
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Apple has released a software update to its professional photo editing and management software, Aperture. The 3.4.5 update addresses the following issues, according to its release notes: Addresses an issue that could cause Aperture to quit unexpectedly when deleting items from a camera or memor...

June 5th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Apple decided to push a lot of updates this afternoon, most of them related to a Java update that disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. By disabling the plug-in, Apple is allowing consumers to re-enable it on a case-by-case basis. Apple has provided a full guide to the new plug-in options. W...

April 16th 2013 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Adobe today announced the release of the Lightroom 5 beta for Mac and Windows. Lightroom is Adobe's photo-management and post-production software that competes directly with Apple's Aperture. The beta is free to download, but users should be aware that its use -- like all betas -- could vary an...

April 15th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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NIK has announced all 6 of its high-end photo editing tools for Mac and Windows are available as a US$150 bundle. The new bundle is a set of plugins that previously cost $750.00, and includes tools to help you create black-and-white photos, selective color adjustment, sharpening, and of cours...

March 25th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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As writer John Paczkowski notes in an AllThingsD article today, iTunes was originally "conceived as a low-margin 'break-even' operation intended to drive hardware sales" -- in particular sales of iPods. Now that the iTunes Store is used to sell more than just songs and videos, it's turning into...

March 25th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Apple has released the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update version 4.04. The update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11, according to its release notes: Leica D-Lux 6 Leica V-Lux 4 Leica X2 Nikon D5200 Pentax K-5 II Pe...

February 8th 2013 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Wow, it's a busy day at Apple. First we had the iOS 6.0.1 release, then developers got the iOS 6.1 beta and a new version of Xcode, and now Apple's dropped iPhoto, Aperture, and Safari updates for the Mac. iPhoto received a bump to version 9.4.2, with a surprising number of new features and f...

November 1st 2012 at 5:05pm 0 Comments