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Apple’s Photos app

Terhune Orchards, Family, Tractor

I've been advising friends and family about this for years. Several yearaa ago I switched from using iPhoto (what Photos used to be) for managing my photo catalogue to Adobe Lightroom. All my interchangealbe lens camera (ILC) images are imported into Lightroom Classic CC and organised as date based (YYYY/MM) file folders. On my iPhone I capture imagess with the Adobe Lightroom CC mobile app which syncs ny photos back to the Adobe Lightroom CC macOS app via Adobe's Creative…

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How To Setup iCloud On OS X

The following information is based on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If you are running an earlier version of OS the information might still useful but you may have to look in different system preferences. I love iCloud. iCloud connects all my Apple devices in ways that make it easy for me to work from any device . I always have the latest versions of my most important things — like documents, apps, notes, and contacts — on whatever device I…

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Quitting Family Sharing

David Sparks: Family Sharing is not ready for the Sparks family. I’ve spent way too much time trying to make this all work and this weekend I’m officially throwing in the towel on Family Sharing until it gets better. There are just 3 iOS devices in the Blanc family: my iPhone, my wife’s iPhone, and my iPad. They’re signed in with the same Apple ID for the store, and with our own Apple ID for email and calendar. It works…

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How to update your iPhone/iPad to the latest iOS version

iPad, MacBook Pro

Any day now, Apple will release iOS 8. I am sure Apple's update servers will be slammed and for many of us the download will take forever. I've owned iOS devices since the first iPad was released in April 2010. Over the years I've learned that there are certain things I can do to make updating my iOS devices easier. Backup The first thing I do before applying any iOS update is to back up my current device. My first…

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Anyone else having OS X 10.9 issues?

I’m not having a good experience with Mavericks on my 2008 iMac. I think the upgrade messed up my keychain in some way. Mail, Contacts and Calendar (my Google account) no longer sync — I’m constantly prompted to enter passwords over and over again. Removing the account and adding them back doesn't resolve the issue. Since my contacts and calendar are hosted by Google I don’t have access to them locally. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr integration are also not working. I've…

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