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Why Apple Won't Miss Aperture, And Neither Should You

Aperture, Apple’s pro software for cataloging and editing photos, is being put out to pasture. The move is indicative of what many see as the company’s continuing drift away from robust, capable software. But there probably won’t be many tears shed for good ol’ Aperture, which always seemed to be running an uphill battle.

iLife And iWork: Better And Free

Along with the flurry of hardware updates, Apple announced substantial upgrades to iLife and iWork. Features run the gamut from seamless integration with iOS to powerful automation tricks like a robotic drummer. And, like OS X Mavericks, everything is available immediately.

New Dropbox For Mac Beta Incorporates iPhoto, Screenshot Sharing

Today, Dropbox released a new beta version of its desktop app for both Mac and Windows with a couple of small but really useful features for their many cloud-oriented users. First up is iPhoto import integration (for Mac users only, obviously).

Dear Apple, Let's Talk About Photos

We’ve been managing our photos together for almost a decade now. Things were nice and simple at the start and we both knew what to expect from each other — I pulled my photos off my camera on the computer, imported them into iPhoto and arranged them. Life was good.

Apple's New Ads Are Excruciatingly Patronising, But They Aren't For You

We’ve seen some great ads come out of Apple in the last few years, but the company’s newest set of ads playing up Apple’s Geniuses are almost painful to watch. I’ve done some thinking and I’ve figured out that they’re ok, simply because these ads aren’t for us.

iWork, iPhoto And Safari Updated With New Mountain Lion Enhancements

If you’re a frequent iWork user, you might want to update to the latest version, which lets you to sync your docs with iCloud (so that you can view and edit on other Mac and iOS devices), and includes full support for the MacBook Pro Retina display (no more blurries!). 9to5mac says the update also includes support for dictation, which a new core feature of Mountain Lion.

iPhoto For iPad Hands On: Pretty And A Bit Stupid?

You can buy a $5.49 version of iPhoto for your iPad now. You can edit your photos to make them look better, on your iPad. It looks very handsome. But it’s also confusing, superfluous, and a little dumb.

Why Apple Doesn't Need Google Maps Anymore

The new version of iPhoto doesn’t seem to use Google Maps for the map features in Journals and Slideshows. It’s a small departure, sure, but it signals a much bigger play. Because the thing is, Apple doesn’t really need Google Maps anymore. And it’s only a matter of time until it severs those ties completely.

iOS iPhoto Is Up On The Aussie App Store

As part of the iPad launch this morning, Apple spent a lot of time going over the features of iPhoto for iPad and iPhone. It’s just gone up on the Australian app store, and will cost you $5.49, but right now it’s a bit tricky to search for.

If You're Not Apple, You Need To Stop With The iNames

In the lead-up to CES my inbox is flooded with literally hundreds of pitches every day. I swear, one out of five has been for an iSomething. None of them were from Apple. iNeed you to friggin’ stop it.

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