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  • TidBITS With tvOS 9.2, the Fourth-Generation Apple TV Hits 1.0
    the fourth generation model in tvOS 9 2 Here s how to pair a Bluetooth keyboard Put your Bluetooth keyboard into pairing mode Go to Settings Remotes and Devices Bluetooth Choose the keyboard under Other Devices image link 8 Type on the keyboard to enter text into any text input field Press the arrow keys to navigate the Apple TV s interface The Return key acts like pressing the touchpad while Esc emulates the Menu button Dictating Text You can also now use voice dictation to enter text a massive improvement over typing with the Siri Remote This feature makes it far easier to search within the Apple TV interface and even to enter usernames and passwords However you must first enable dictation via one of two methods Go to Settings General and turn on Dictation While viewing a text input field hold down the Siri button to display a screen prompting you to use dictation and then choose Use Dictation image link 9 If you click the About Dictation and Privacy link on that screen you can read about how most of your spoken text will be sent over the Internet to Apple to be processed but text spoken into username and password fields will be processed only locally With dictation enabled you can press and hold the Siri button to speak text into any text entry field whether or not it displays the Hold to dictate text Just as with Siri commands be sure to keep the button pressed until you re finished speaking You aren t limited to having Siri recognize words it can also understand character names which lets you enter passwords To enter an uppercase letter say cap just prior to the letter or word Be careful with this because Siri can get confused sometimes it inserts cat instead of capitalizing a letter Meow It s great to see Apple adding dictation to the Apple TV but with no way to edit dictated text besides backspacing over the entire field the feature needs work to satisfy all but the most basic needs For example Tonya wanted to add Welcome to the Engst household to her Conference Room Mode welcome message but when the Dictation feature spelled her name Angst she couldn t put an insertion point in the field to edit just that one misspelled word Viewing Your iCloud Photo Library If you use iCloud Photo Library see iCloud Photo Library The Missing FAQ 10 15 April 2015 you can at long last view all of your synced photos and videos on your Apple TV You ll be prompted to use iCloud Photo Library when you first open the Photos app after the update to tvOS 9 2 if you decline you can adjust it later in Settings Accounts iCloud Regardless you ll have to enter your iCloud password Then when you open the Photos app you should see all your photos and videos though it may take a while for everything to copy over

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  • iCloud Photo Library: The Missing FAQ
    it to age out I assume that means Apple still has a copy somewhere perhaps in a backup even though you can t see or access it So if you re trying to erase evidence of a crime or indiscretion you might be out of luck Q What happens to my photos if I sign out of iCloud on a Mac that is or was using iCloud Photo Library A Nothing Your photos stay right in your Photos library Turning off iCloud Photo Library merely turns off syncing it does not cause any photos to be deleted from your Mac Q What happens to my photos if I sign out of iCloud on a Mac that is or was using iCloud Photo Library and then sign back in using a different iCloud account that already had its own iCloud Photo Library A The two libraries merge for the newly selected iCloud account That is Photos on your Mac will after the sync completes contain all the photos that were in either library and so will all the other devices signed in with that Apple ID with iCloud Photo Library enabled Meanwhile the set of photos stored in the cloud for your previously selected iCloud account will remain unchanged unless you switch libraries again or access that account from another device Q What happens if you pay for iCloud Photo Library storage and then stop paying A Nothing happens to the photos stored on your Mac s and iOS device s What you pay for is the service of syncing your data to the cloud and storing copies there If you stop paying the cloud copy of your library will disappear and your devices will stop syncing but your local copies remain unchanged If all your devices were so low on space that you had no local full resolution copies and the originals were stored only in the cloud that could theoretically leave you with only low resolution versions of some of your photos I have found no information on Apple s Web site about what happens in this situation but I d tend to assume the worst So a reminder back up everything Q Will iCloud Photo Library be considerate of my bandwidth and data cap A No Not even remotely As soon as you turn on iCloud Photo Library your Mac will start transferring photos to or from the cloud as fast as your Internet connection can handle them If you have a couple hundred gigabytes of photos they ll all be uploaded which could have such unpleasant effects as saturating your Internet connection and thus slowing down everything you want to do on the Internet with all your other devices and blowing out your monthly data transfer allowance in a big hurry if you have one as the majority of broadband customers in North America do It happened to me and it has happened to other people I know It s pretty awful Q So um is there anything I can do about that whole bandwidth issue A Yes First you can pause transfers To do this go to Photos Preferences iCloud and click Pause for One Day which does exactly what it says You can manually resume transfers before the day is up by clicking Resume But if you need transfers to pause for a longer period of time you ll have to click that button every day Your second option is to temporarily disable iCloud Photo Library altogether by going to System Preferences iCloud clicking the Options button next to Photos and deselecting iCloud Photo Library There s no penalty for doing so this merely disables syncing and does not affect any photos on your Mac except that if iCloud Photo Library has downloaded low resolution versions of any photos but not the full resolution copies at the moment you disable syncing Photos may delete the low resolution versions and will warn you that it s about to do so If and when you later reselect it syncing will resume But what if you quit Photos Won t that also stop syncing Maybe My initial experiments showed that transfers did indeed stop when I quit Photos After Jason Snell pointed out that he had different results I ran more tests My revised results suggest that downloads from iCloud Photo Library pause when you quit Photos but uploads continue even when the app isn t running Furthermore My Photo Stream if enabled may transfer photos when Photos isn t running All that to say quitting Photos might help in certain situations but you can t count on it Q Could I avoid the bandwidth problem by enabling Optimize Mac Storage A Probably not iCloud Photo Library always stores full resolution photos and videos in the cloud If you go to Photos Preferences iCloud and select Optimize Mac Storage that means your Mac will download full resolution copies of any photos added by other devices if there s enough space only if you lack sufficient storage space on your Mac will it download lower resolution copies instead And if this happens you can still manually download the full resolution version of any image you want to work with In iOS there s a similar option that works the same way go to Settings iCloud Photos and select Optimize iPhone or iPad Storage Q Will Apple ever fix this problem for example by letting me throttle the bandwidth Photos uses A I have no idea Q Are there any other risks to syncing my photos with iCloud Photo Library A There are always risks on the Internet In particular anyone who knows or guesses or hacks your iCloud username and password could see all the photos and videos in your library This is yet another good reason to use a long random password see Take Control of Your Passwords and two step verification see Apple Implements Two Factor Authentication for Apple IDs 21 March 2013 But if your library contains any photos that could cause significant harm or embarrassment if they were to be made public the wiser course is not to use iCloud Photo Library at all and sync your photos locally instead Q Should I use iCloud Photo Library or Dropbox Amazon Cloud Drive or some other cloud storage method A It depends If you use only Apple devices and especially if they re all running Yosemite or iOS 8 iCloud Photo Library gives you the most convenient seamless experience Other providers including Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive charge less than Apple does for online storage of photos and videos and also work on a wider range of platforms So if saving money is your top priority or you want to sync photos with a Windows or Android device for example another service might be a better choice But the key thing to keep in mind is that iCloud Photo Library is the only cloud storage service that Apple s Photos app supports So if you want to use Photos to manage your photos and videos and also have cloud storage and syncing iCloud Photo Library is definitely the way to go Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article Digital Sharing for Apple Users A Take Control Crash Course Find solutions for sharing in today s ecosystem of devices servers and collaborators Sharing is messy because everyone wants something different That s why this may be our most important book of the year and why we are so grateful to Joe Kissell for describing how to share nearly everything files contacts calendars passwords photos videos printers iTunes Store media and more in nearly every imaginable situation Photos for Mac A Take Control Crash Course Make a smooth transition to Photos for Mac with help from former Macworld lead editor Jason Snell You ll find help with importing iPhoto and Aperture photo libraries iCloud Photo Library organizing and editing photos syncing photos to iOS devices sharing photos online making slideshows creating projects such as cards and calendars and more Updated for El Capitan READERS LIKE YOU Support TidBITS by becoming a member today Check out the perks at http tidbits com member benefits html Special thanks to Karen Erickson Brandt Charles Lincoln John Wagner and George Fitzmaurice for their generous support Comments about iCloud Photo Library The Missing FAQ Comments are closed Keith Bradnam 2015 04 15 17 32 A Yes First you could quit Photos because iCloud Photo Library transfers happen only when Photos is open Jason Snell claims otherwise He says that a background process runs to handle the syncing so quitting Photos has no effect Joe Kissell 2015 04 15 17 47 Jason and I have been discussing this on Twitter He and I had different experimental results so I m conducting further experiments I ll update the article with my findings even if they re ambiguous Josh Centers 2015 04 15 18 39 Photos Agent seems to keep using CPU and bandwidth even after Photos is closed at least on my Mac Joe Kissell 2015 04 15 18 45 Do you also have My Photo Stream turned on If so and if you turn it off does that change anything Josh Centers 2015 04 15 19 03 I did and when I turned it off the CPU and network usage seemed to stop Joe Kissell 2015 04 15 19 05 A clue John Faughnan 2015 04 15 22 25 It s not always true that you can t download iPhoto or Aperture If you got them from App Store you can download them from your Purchased product list I ve done this for both iPhoto and Aperture Weirdly you have to Delete the local copy first If you don t you ll see a non functioning Update button I think this is a bug PS Thanks for the FAQ This is seriously whack stuff Joe Kissell 2015 04 16 12 20 Thanks I ve added a clarification to the article Andrew 2015 04 16 03 56 Moreover my tests suggest that Photos performs the deduplication locally I d just like to thank you for this bit of info I searched and searched and very glad that this is the case Bill Cheeseman 2015 04 16 05 39 I converted my Aperture Library of about 300 GB to Photos Can I discard my Aperture Library now I do have a backup on a different drive You say something about Apple s clever way of avoiding duplication in the conversion process but Finder says I have an Aperture Library of 289 08 GB and a Photos Library of 233 32 GB Joe Kissell 2015 04 16 12 14 The Finder isn t telling you the whole truth Jason Snell explains in his article The hard link between Photos and iPhoto http sixcolors com post 2015 02 the hard link between photos and iphoto Bernhard van Ham 2015 04 16 06 23 Excellent Thanks for this extremely helpful article Terry 2015 04 16 15 56 Has anyone determined if and when photos and video taken on the iPhone are optimized Say for instance I am on vacation and take a GB or two during the day and they sync up to iCloud at night in the hotel with wifi After a few days my phone would normally be full but in theory with this new concept I should be basically starting from scratch each day Sounds good but how does it work in practice Along the same lines how low does it allows the iPhone storage to go before it optimizes say I want to install a 4GB game and I only have 2GB free then what brandy 2015 04 16 20 26 i don t know about leaving my copies intact i turned off iCloud because it imported in THOUSANDS of photos from another computer that i d deleted and now instead of all the photos of my kids i literally have ONE photo in my library it s of a package of ham Dana Beveridge 2015 04 17 15 36 Thank you soooooooo much I do iOS support and the iCloud photo library along with photo ib 10 10 3 is making my head spin You have provided so much great information the spinning is now at an acceptble level What I am seeing the most of with iCPL is freezing up on the onset of enabling the feature on both iOS and Macs Even my 250 photos on ipod touch hung and my network speed not the issue I will continue to follow this article thank you so much again Michael Moriconi 2015 04 17 17 07 I m not very happy to find that after purchasing additional iCloud space for this feature my wife who is one her own Apple ID for Family Sharing features is not able to access our full photo library from her phone only the items shared to a family album Apple finally creates family sharing and then in just a matter of months makes us regret setting it up at all Joe Kissell 2015 04 17 17 14 Apple treats all of iCloud including extra storage space as a personal feature There s no such thing as shared storage It would be nice if there were a way for multiple people to share a single complete Photos library but Apple never suggested that there would be Michael Moriconi 2015 04 17 17 25 Well then rather than me not understanding how Apple works I would suggest that Apple is not understanding how most families work This really is in poor form for them Joe Kissell 2015 04 17 17 29 You are exactly right Apple has never demonstrated any meaningful awareness of how families share information It s the same thing with contacts it requires a hugely complicated workaround for a family to share a portion of their contact list Year after year I keep hoping Apple will see the light and I keep being disappointed Michael Moriconi 2015 04 17 17 33 Oh yes my wife and I eventually gave up on sharing contacts It was driving us nuts But iCal is finally working well with the family sharing setup I m just baffled by the fact that now even with me paying extra every month for additional iCloud storage my wife will be unable to access our full photo library from her phone only because we opted in for family sharing Back when she was still on my Apple ID this would not have been an issue How stupid is that Rick 2015 04 17 19 52 I have a lot of photos I would like to export from Lightroom to Photo Is there an easy way to do this Thanks Joe Kissell 2015 04 17 20 43 I have no idea sorry I ve never used Lightroom Adam Engst 2015 04 19 17 06 I believe Lightroom stores files in standard Finder folders so there should be no problem importing the photos from Lightroom The question is what about the metadata and I don t know the answer to that though I ll ask Jeff Carlson author of our Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac book due for an update soon Tonya Engst 2015 04 20 13 07 Waving my raised hand wildly I was asked this recently Jeff Carlson covers this already in his Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac His detailed directions take about a dozen pages so I can t replicate them here He looks at how to preserve metadata and separate raw images Jeff Carlson 2015 04 20 19 03 That s an interesting question because most people are moving away from iPhoto Photos to Lightroom My book covers that scenario I haven t tried this yet so take it with appropriate caution and test on a small subset of photos first But there are two things you can do Go to Lightroom Catalog Settings Metadata and select Automatically write changes into XMP That creates sidecar files for each image that include metadata like ratings keywords etc You can also select a range of photos and choose Metadata Save Metadata to Files Then in Photos for OS X choose File Import and select the folder where your Lightroom photos are stored You can review which images get imported Now that said I thought I d try it and Photos doesn t seem to be reading the XMP sidecar files Can that be possible OH APPLE WHY DO YOU VEX ME So this may be all for naught if you want metadata intact Sigh Cstone 2015 04 18 07 11 Very informative Having trouble uploading all my photos to iCloud Stuck at around 10k images about half of my library Problem started with first Beta Working with apple on this but so far no solution Any idea how to start over Perhaps because of the way the new library links to the old cannot seem to erase the new photos library and start over Joe Kissell 2015 04 18 11 47 I m afraid I don t know sorry Benjamin Lowengard 2015 04 18 09 32 I almost turned on the Cloud Features but I get a disturbing Message saying that If I did that I would have to download a reduced Photo sized library to my home machine the one that would upload my originals I am extremely peeved that this service would require me to rent more space from Apple so I m afraid it s no Cloud storage for me Photo looks and behaves great The Cloud not so much Apple giveth and Apple kicketh thou in thy arse Joe Kissell 2015 04 18 14 40 If your Mac has less free space than the size of your library you could see a message like this but it won t necessarily turn out to be true Until the sync has actually occurred on all your machines iCloud Photo Library can t know how many will be duplicates and thus what your final space requirements will be Ellie Brockman 2015 04 18 14 36 I have managed to upload 30 000 photos from my MacBook Pro to my iCloud Photo Library and I have been able to see them on the web through iCloud so I am convinced they are there What I want to be able to do is access these photos on my 16GB iPhone 5 Is this even possible I have turned on the phone s iCloud Photo Library and it is currently supposedly downloading these items to my phone I do have Optimize iPhone Storage checked Will my photos be able to be seen on the phone without compromising its very limited memory Joe Kissell 2015 04 18 14 38 Yes You should see low res thumbnails once the sync is complete but then you can download a full res version of any photo if when you need it epmelchi 2015 04 19 11 32 Im only able to see about half of the photos in my iCloud library on my iPhone 6 Why is that Joe Kissell 2015 04 19 12 29 Unless they simply haven t finished syncing yet I have no idea sorry That might be a question for an Apple Genius Ellie Brockman 2015 04 19 12 40 Though all this took a long time for the uploading and syncing to complete for over 30 000 photos all is working well for me with iCloud Library on my Mac and iPhone 5 including the optimize iPhone storage feature aaron lodge 2015 04 19 13 55 I spent years creating events in iPhoto with narratives about each event and organizing them according to my own criteria not by date I LOVE how I can find any photo from amongst 30k photos by going to the event and then finding it I also love how I can hover over the event and the photos quickly scan through the images so I can briefly be reminded of the photos within I also titled every event and organized them in the exact order I wish NOW with photos I seem to have lost all that I can t find photos easily I can t hover over events my narratives for each event are gone and my whole organization system is lost QUESTION Is there a way to stay upgraded to the new operating system and to photos but also have the events organization system as I had it before If no do you know of any other photo organizing system that will somewhat replace what I had with iPhoto I loved iPhoto So far I do not like photos Am I missing something Jason Snell 2015 04 19 14 10 Have you looked at the iPhoto events that Photos has migrated into albums inside the iPhoto Events folder Photos has removed the idea of user editable events but Apple apparently believes albums can suffice Mark R Williamson 2015 04 20 12 44 Alas the Photos migration seems to have frozen those albums events in the state they had at the time Monthly photo streams that had not yet been split and dated events that had not yet been renamed resplit or combined are now forever stuck that way Also while the iPhotos Events folder appears on iCloud com it is empty Chris 2015 06 13 13 35 I had the same problem I had a lot of photos appear in 2003 that were taken much more recently I tried to change the dates in Photo including saying to apply changes to original but they kept changing back and reappearing in 2003 I had no idea even where the originals actually were after the migration Finally I deleted every photo from all my devices iCloud and its deleted items I used my backup library from a disk adjusted all the dates in that library and started over with a new migration It s not perfect but it is much closer to being usable The Photos system organizing by date assumes that the camera date is correct and the user has control over that on all photos added to the library I figure that if I don t make the changes now I ll really have problems when they change over to a new system again in a few years Heather 2015 04 19 17 23 Downloaded Photos and definitely enjoying how much faster it runs than iPhoto ever did However the cloud syncing isn t working for me Photos on my iCloud photo storage aren t visible from the Photos app on my macbook and aside from manually going through finding what s missing downloading the photos then importing them there doesn t seem to be a way for me to actually sync the libraries even though I have Photos set to Download Originals to this Mac Anyone have any suggestions before I make an appt at the Apple store Joe Kissell 2015 04 19 17 55 I d try turning iCloud Photo Library off and back on on each of the Macs If that doesn t work I don t have any great suggestions But if you do get help at an Apple Store please tell us what they say mkp 2015 04 30 17 04 I found that my syncing initially seemed to stop after awhile I waited quite a while maybe even a day or so with seeming no progress But after plugging in my devices to power the uploading downloading seemed to take off again It wasn t long well reasonably long before all 8 of my devices mobile and MacBooks were in agreement regarding my 8K photos Dan Fenner 2015 04 20 10 08 Is iCloud Photo Library less reliable than other services I have all of my photos in Google Drive but I just spent a lot of hours tagging my photos in OS X Photos I would hate to lose all of that work Joe Kissell 2015 04 20 11 00 It s too early to say anything about the reliability of iCloud Photo Library But it s not an apples to apples comparison with Google Drive Amazon Cloud Drive Dropbox etc because only iCloud Photo Library works with Photos If you want to use a different cloud storage service that also means using a different photo management app Dan Fenner 2015 04 20 11 28 Thanks I looked up tags with Google Drive and it looks like it s not supported yet I pay for 100 GB of Google Drive but I don t like how it works with my iPad The pictures are very slow to display I don t have Google Drive installed on my computer because I just use it as a backup Two places should be enough Mark R Williamson 2015 04 20 12 48 Great article Answered a lot of my questions but a few linger Here s one In your answer to What happens if you pay for iCloud Photo Library storage and then stop paying you say local copies remain unchanged That could be a problem if the only full resolution copies of these photos are in iCloud Joe Kissell 2015 04 20 12 49 That s true Apple doesn t say what happens in that situation but I think the assumption is that you will have at least one device with enough storage for full resolution copies of all your photos Paul Leduc 2015 04 20 21 58 I see no mention of how this works with a PC In the past my PhotoStream synced with my PC Does iCloud Photo Library create a folder on my PC and sync with it Joe Kissell 2015 04 20 22 22 See the system requirements This feature is for Mac and iOS only My Photo Stream continues to work with PCs Paul Leduc 2015 04 21 22 33 Ok so it is not mirrored on the PC But if I sign into my iCloud account using a browser on my PC I assume I will then have access to my photos Joe Kissell 2015 04 21 22 49 That s right You can see your photos in a browser but they won t be downloaded locally to your PC xandra 2015 04 21 11 50 Normally I shy away from pointless Me Too type posts But this article is bloody brilliant This whole ever changing photo sync mess had forced me to just to give up any expectation of understanding So Thank you Thank you Thank you Now if only the Apple techs could recite this so clearly Adam Engst 2015 04 21 15 32 Thanks so much for saying so that was exactly why we begged Joe to write this Tech companies these days are so concerned with making everything seem easy that they never want to admit that there are devils in the details and the best way to exorcise them is with comprehensive documentation John Beare 2015 04 21 13 11 Can photos be sorted by name in iCloud Photo Library In my photo collections I inevidably re order a significant number of photos by renaming the files as required to improve the presentation as in a slideshow and sort the files by name GraphicConverter has a powerful Rename feature much better than iPhoto s Most online photo storage services will sort photo files only by date I could also change the file dates with GraphicConverter but I don t want to do that Microsoft s OneDrive will also sort by order uploaded and the upload order can be by name but any modifications of a collection will result in added or changed files sorting to the end Dropbox s Photos and Carousel features also sort by date However I upload my photos to Dropbox as independent folders which sort by file name In my iPad I use Photo Manager Pro to store my photo collection because it also has an option to sort photos by name I can t understand why sorting photos by name is not a routine feature of online storage services Joe Kissell 2015 04 21 15 06 Sorting is a function of the Photos app not of iCloud Photo Library I don t currently see an option in Photos to sort alphabetically Alan Sanders 2015 04 21 14 16 If Apple had hired a special team of consultants for the sole purpose of confounding their customers to the max concerning photo syncing on Apple devices they could not have done a better job of making this subject absolutely incomprehensible Then there s the question that no one has answered Why would anyone want to sync all their photos across all their devices in the first place The way I see it this is a colossal waste of both bandwidth and storage space and no one has ever explained to me why I am wrong about this Joe Kissell 2015 04 21 14 38 Speaking for myself I have been waiting years for a simple way to sync all my photos across my devices For example I have two Macs I use regularly and previously they had different iPhoto libraries because there was no good way to keep them in sync and as a result I d never know which Mac had a particular photo Now I don t have to worry about that anymore Adam Engst 2015 04 21 15 30 The main thing I m hoping for is a single photo library that I can access from any device with changes synced everywhere That way I could for instance use the iPad to sort through and delete bad photos while sitting on the couch at night rather than getting sucked into my email while at the Mac drew talley 2015 04 22 17 06 I have two macs each with an independent iPhoto library The unusual part is one mac the laptop had its library on Dropbox 20 GB of work related photos I needed to access anywhere named work while my desktop had a large 180GB personal photo library When I turned on iCloud sharing in Photos on each machine it appears that what is happening is this the laptop is still using the Dropbox file named work but that file is now 200GB and contains all of my photos The desktop is still using the onboard Photos file which also is 200GB and appears identical to the dropbox one only named personal My drives and Internet have been thrashing for over a week now as things get synced not to mention my back blaze and time machine backups So my question when they finally quit syncing backing up can I delete one of those files the Dropbox one ideally Joe Kissell 2015 04 22 17 25 Do you mean to say that your iPhoto library was stored in your Dropbox That s kind of a bad idea as it s going to cause enormous duplication of data If I understand what you ve described correctly then after syncing is done the Photos library that s in Dropbox will be the one that s current on the laptop You might want to move that out of Dropbox In any case you need a copy on each of your Macs that s the point of iCloud Photo Library If you delete it from one of your Macs then that Mac won t have access to any of your photos drew talley 2015 04 23 15 25 well I had two photo libraries a small one on Dropbox my wife and I share that one so we access photos used for slide decks etc at work and one on our main iMac at home that has all of our personal stuff When set up iCloud Photo Library the iMac apparently synced the work photos into its local file but then the laptop synced the personal files into Dropbox so now the home iMac has what might be two versions slightly different file sizes of every photo one in the local file one in dropbox Jolin Warren 2015 04 23 11 38 My question regarding iCloud Photo Library is related to privacy I don t have any questionable or illegal photos to store but I also am not comfortable with a person company government having arbitrary access to my photos In theory could Apple for instance if ordered to by a government agency access the photos stored in iCloud Photo Library or are they encrypted in such a way that my iCloud password is necessary By the way thanks for a great article Top quality from TidBITS as always Joe Kissell 2015 04 23 15 01 Great question According to this page https support apple com en us HT202303 Photos are indeed encrypted It doesn t mention anything about iCloud Photo Library specifically but since My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Share are encrypted it s a safe bet iCloud Photo Library is too Jolin Warren 2015 04 24 15 15 Thanks that s a very useful link Also specifies that iOS backups are encrypted which I always wondered I still won t use them because a local restore is so much faster if I could enable both iTunes and iCloud backup for a device I would do that Thanks again for a great useful article Richard Johnson 2015 04 26 08 43 Useful article but I still can t seem to locate any information anywhere on the following In iPhoto I could tick a box when sharing a photo stream to provide a web link for people that do not use Apple or iCloud I no longer see this option Does this mean this is no longer available or that it is only available if you turn on iCloud photo library OK answered this myself You can chose this from the little face icon on the top right of the shared album window on the Mac Mark Bolzan 2015 04 26 18 28 what happens if there are multiple user accounts on the same mac signed into the same iCloud account Could I designate one account for originals and the others for reduced resolution copies will this even work You might want to do this with a standard and admin account I do this on my mac running generally in standard account You might want to do this if you and your wife have separate Mac accounts but would like to share a library Joe Kissell 2015 04 26 21 08 If multiple user accounts on the Mac are signed in with the same iCloud credentials and have iCloud Photo Library enabled you ll have multiple copies of your entire Photos library on your Mac No way to designate one for originals and one for low res Basically iCloud Photo Library is not a solution for sharing photos between family members Jordan 2015 04 29 16 06 This is incredibly helpful Thank you I am still having a problem that I would love some advice on I have a 220GB Photo Library which won t fit on my new Macbook Pro 250 SSD drive So I have it on an external 1T drive and it s currently sync ing with iCloud after I converted it to Photos But what I d like to do is move the library back to the MBP and utilize the Optimized Storage so that most of the high res images will be stored in the cloud without taking up my whole hard drive But I can t figure out if how I can move my System Library I m hoping that I can do it once the sync is done but that will only work if the library magically gets smaller which I don t think it will since there s plenty of room on the external

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  • TidBITS The Power of Preview: Cropping and Resizing Images
    pre defined size and landscape images will be fit to the width When you adjust the width and height yourself this menu sets itself to Custom you don t need to choose that manually Width and Height In these fields you can manually set the width and height of the image The pop up menu on the right lets you set the unit of measurement pixels percent inches centimeters millimeters or points Which of these you choose depends mostly on how you think about your output If you re planning to use the image on a Web site pixels likely makes the most sense whereas if it s destined for a printed document a real world measurement like inches centimeters or millimeters may be more helpful If the actual size doesn t matter too much you can shrink it by a percentage One tip that applies to all image editing you can always scale images down but you don t want to scale images up Unlike what you may see on TV shows scaling an image up almost never works well because Preview has to generate pixels out of thin air and the resulting image is always blurry Resolution Here you can adjust the resolution of the image in either pixels per inch or pixels per centimeter Resolution is a tricky topic but in short for images destined for the screen it s usually irrelevant and can be ignored For screen display all you care about is how many pixels the image has whether it s 72 ppi or 144 ppi should make no difference in how it looks onscreen Don t assume that reducing the resolution will make the file size smaller either it will if you select Resample Image because you re throwing away pixels but if you don t resample the image the file size will stay roughly the same and may even increase somewhat for JPEGs For images you want to print resolution is important to know If you have a 72 ppi image it will need a lot more pixels to print at a decent size on paper than if it s a 300 ppi image But you can t change the resolution to get better results because any change in resolution must either throw pixels away or add pixels in neither of which is good for the image In short unless you know what you re doing leave the resolution setting alone For a good discussion of resolution see the Photoshop Essentials site s explanation 9 Scale Proportionally In nearly all cases leave Scale Proportionally selected because otherwise your image will be stretched or squished in the dimensions that change Resample Image As noted above resampling changes the number of pixels in the image Thus it should be selected in most situations particularly when the image is destined to be displayed on a screen where you want to control the pixel dimensions And in fact if you deselect Resample Image you can no longer

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  • The Very Model of a Modern Mountain Lion Document
    do The two General preference pane checkboxes enable users to make Mountain Lion either keep on behaving like Lion or simulate the pre Lion document behavior with which they may feel more comfortable and confident Similarly I like being able to choose File Duplicate or File Save As depending on the nature of the task at hand And I think Apple s rejiggering of the File menu items especially the new Rename and Move To items is just splendid Please note though that I m not claiming to be entirely happy with the Modern Document Model Actually to be quite honest in my view Auto Save is itself a massive mistake an utterly erroneous pretense that the desktop is like iOS Its deeply flawed nature is well revealed by what happens when you edit a file on a mounted remote disk you get Auto Save without Versions which even Apple has admitted is troublesome see Adam Engst s article on this topic Beware Lion s Versions Bug on Network and Non HFS Volumes 8 September 2011 Also complications are added by the presence in Mountain Lion of Documents in the Cloud the capability of some applications to save their documents where iCloud can synchronize them I don t want to get into details here but suffice it to say that if an application is iCloud savvy its various Modern Document Model warning dialogs and its Open and Save dialogs look different from those of an application that isn t iCloud savvy We thus end up with a three way Balkanization of the desktop applications that don t subscribe to the Modern Document Model those that do but aren t iCloud savvy and those that do and are iCloud savvy Each of these looks and behaves differently from the others see my Take Control of Using Mountain Lion for details While I m in a complaining mood I d also like to mention my reservations about that second checkbox Close windows when quitting an application As I ve said this really does two things it toggles global Resume on and off and it changes whether quitting causes a document window to fall under the rubric of the first Ask to keep changes checkbox But those two things while related aren t strictly identical and the title of the checkbox doesn t describe either of them very accurately The result is that it s hard to understand just what this checkbox does even the usually scrupulous John Siracusa seems to miss its full significance in his technical review of Mountain Lion and I myself accidentally omitted part of the story in my Take Control book And Apple hasn t quite implemented the first checkbox correctly either It says Ask to keep changes when closing documents but if you open and edit a document and then choose File Save As surely the most common use case for Save As the original document is effectively closed without asking you about those changes the new file contains the unconfirmed changes which makes sense but so does the old file which is clearly a violation of your request to be asked about changes Oddly this is something Lion did somewhat better than Mountain Lion in Lion when you chose File Duplicate on an edited document you got a dialog offering a chance to revert before duplicating that dialog no longer appears in Mountain Lion However all of that aside I would still submit that the changes to the Modern Document Model in Mountain Lion are welcome ingenious and extraordinarily significant I would still prefer a way to turn off Auto Save altogether but if we stipulate that Apple will never allow that they have bent over backwards to make Auto Save acceptable to a lot more users even if they still haven t got everything quite right I cannot sympathize with an attitude like that of David Pogue who in his New York Times article introducing Mountain Lion rightly calls Lion s Auto Save baffling but then dismisses the Mountain Lion changes to the Modern Document Model as consisting only of a couple of menu items and assigns them a negative value Those changes are the main reason I argue for preferring Mountain Lion to Lion and might even entice users who never really updated from Snow Leopard to Lion in which number I include myself to make the switch to Mountain Lion more or less full time Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article Take Control of Using Mountain Lion Join Mac expert Matt Neuburg as you make the most of Mountain Lion s major new features including Notifications Documents in the Cloud and improved Auto Save Versions Plus learn to customize Mountain Lion and get help with finding files launching apps managing windows handling user accounts and more Make friends and influence people by sponsoring TidBITS Put your company and products in front of tens of thousands of savvy committed Apple users who actually buy stuff More information http tidbits com advertising html Comments about The Very Model of a Modern Mountain Lion Document Comments are closed jschenck 2012 08 07 12 57 I have followed this issue as commented about by several authors While I am a David Pogue fan I agree with your take on saving in Mountain Lion More importantly this article is the best synopsis I ve read of what s going on and how to live with it Thank you Matt Neuburg 2012 08 07 13 07 Thank you since that the best synopsis is exactly what I was aiming at here All judgments aside what I m really trying to do is clarify how Mountain Lion behaves in this regard since I haven t seen it described correctly anywhere else JohnB SciFiOne 2012 08 07 12 57 Ok I m confused You might try a flow chart or table to explain the effect if the two check boxes Alan Forkosh 2012 08 07 13 53 Note that by using System Preferences Keyboard Preferences Keyboard Shortcuts Application Shortcurs All Applications you can make Save As replace Duplicate in the File Menu by redefining the Shift Command S as Save As and Option Command S as Duplicate This doesn t change what appears in the drop down menu from the title bar Lauri Ranta 2012 08 07 14 09 That would also change the shortcut for duplicating files in Finder and the one for duplicating objects in Pages Dah veed 2012 08 29 23 25 The command to duplicate files in the Finder is Command D cantremember 2012 08 07 15 27 If you don t find it challenging to save your documents yourself here s how to disable Auto Save and Versions http apple stackexchange com a 52390 Matt Neuburg 2012 08 07 23 17 Risky I can t advise doing that Samuel Schwartz 2012 08 07 16 04 I must be unique in having been very pleased when Lion introduced Auto Save That finally brought back to me as a long time user of computers since 1969 a feature I had last seen in Digital Equipment s VAX VMS of 1978 which included both automatic saving at a user settable interval and file version numbers new version each time the document was explicitly saved Nice to see a good idea re implemented That said I also understand the confusion that could result from the three different behavior sets local auto save aware iCloud auto save aware remote auto save aware and appreciate your pointing out that such different behavior exists Thank you for a very clear summary of the evolution of the Auto Save related feature set cantremember 2012 08 07 16 19 Let me guess computer users could think for themselves back then so it was o p t i o n a l Jonathan 2012 08 07 17 38 No saving versions was the default behavior on VMS You had to take pains to turn it off Don t know how many times my users I was a VAX admin as a side job in our do it yourself modeling center exceeded their disk space quotas because of copies of files made by the O S Jimmy 2012 08 08 09 38 If I remember correctly purge was the command to remove all but the most current version Something well used in my CompsSci 101 days to keep within my quota David Morrison 2012 08 13 19 19 I think you are being a bit optimistic here VMS file names had a version number as part of the name Each time you edited a file the default was to save a new file with the same name and the version number increased by one So you did have versions but only from the end of each editing session You couldn t go back to part way through an edit Secondly the autosave behaviour was a feature of certain text editors It was not built into the operating system and did not apply to all editors or any other applications But you are right that VMS had features that are still missed Nick 2012 08 07 17 27 Good article but it seems absurd that it takes 8 pages of text to try and make some sense of Apple s new document model Just give us Save As back Michael Warshauer 2012 08 14 02 02 Yes what ever happened to Macintosh the computer for the rest of us El Aura 2012 08 07 18 46 I continue to be baffled by how much people get their panties into a bunch over the small behavioural adjustments required by Lion How hard is it to first use duplicate if you don t want your changes to affect an existing document And who in his right mind would do experimentation on an existing document Any crash and all your experimental work would be gone Always create a new file before any real experimentation and save that file regularly And for minor experimentation multi level undo was invented about a decade ago And who did not compulsively hit cmd S every couple of minutes already long before Lion In short if one used good practices before Lion not much changed conceptually if you wanted you could bind cmd shift S to Duplicate to get over that live altering change more easily And regarding accidental changes most of the time when confronted with the There are unsaved changes I would not be able to remember whether I actually had made real changes or not Mark 2012 08 08 11 37 Absolutely Regardless of OS or platform the best practice for Save As is to duplicate the file first then edit it To do otherwise is a terrible habit and one that took me a long time to break Once a user has mastered that logic the Duplicate metaphor and the complaints about its behavior melt away In fact the best way to duplicate or Save As is from within the Finder using Command D or right click to invoke the contextual menu Then simply open the copy document And now with Mountain Lion you can even rename the copy section of the filename with your own version number date from within the title bar Mike 2012 08 09 09 31 How hard is it to first use duplicate if you don t want your changes to affect an existing document Precisely this hard to accomplish exactly the same thing Duplicate 6 steps Save As 2 steps And who in his right mind would do experimentation on an existing document Always create a new file before any real experimentation and save that file regularly I consider myself in my right mind Your problem is that you assume that everyone in the world works exactly as you do I often reach a point in making changes to a document at which I say I think this is better but the boss may not I better call this something new but preserve the old form in case that version prevails I can do this AT ANY TIME with Save As I cannot under the new system Who did not compulsively hit cmd S every couple of minutes already long before Lion EXACTLY For responsible users the new paradigm fixes something that wasn t broken Please allow us to opt out of Saving for Dummies El Aura 2012 08 09 13 42 1 In ML the Save As command requires exactly the same number of steps as in Snow Leopard it just requires that you select before you do any changes that you want to end up in the new document 2 Nobody should type away without regularly saving Which is what you just described in your Boss scenario If you had hit cmd S every couple of minutes your scenario for Save As would not have been possible What you want is right to continue to behave irresponsibly because your habits are formed around that behaviour Mike 2012 08 10 00 01 1 You asked a specific question about Duplicate I gave a specific answer What s the problem Save As in Mountain Lion does not function in the same way it does in Snow Leopard and earlier a total of 27 years earlier to be exact The larger point is that I and millions of others had a perfectly functional workflow for all those years and it has now been taken away from me by those who think they know better than I do how I should work 2 My methods have worked quite well for me in 24 years of Mac computing I consider myself to be quite able to determine the saving intervals that work best for me And if I have ever lost data due to not saving I blame myself not my operating system Where is your disdain for the bozos who are not in their right mind and who are so Save challenged they need an Apple nanny to do it for them THAT S irresponsibility Adam Engst 2012 08 09 16 04 OK guys let s keep the discussion on the topic of the feature without personal comments one way or the other Mike 2012 08 09 16 04 Well my initial comments were bowdlerized by the mods so I will try to make the point more civilly that my method for using Save As has worked very well for me for 24 years and neither you nor Apple can rightfully tell me I must do things your their way In choosing these practices I balanced functionality against the possibility of losing data and concluded that the small risk was more than worth it Characterizing my work methods as irresponsible from your distance is something that I personally would not presume to do about yours My habits have been formed around behavior that made working on a Mac a very pleasant and productive experience I needn t apologize for being upset that this is now no longer the case Stewart 2012 08 07 20 14 In Lion the red dot in the document window s close button familiar to users from years of previous Mac OS X systems never appears Just a minor thing The thing that s missing is the black dot that appears within the red Close button right Adam Engst 2012 08 07 21 32 Yup that s right thanks Fixed Ryan 2012 08 07 20 34 Thank you for this very good explanation However I can t say that I agree with the conclusion that Auto Save is fundamentally a mistake All the gotchas you mention are fixable with software or UI tweaks and or are a result of things being in a transitional period where support for MDM and iCloud is mixed based on the app and the storage volume in use I can t imagine that the future isn t filled with computers that save everything without having to be told constantly to do so Stepping back from accidental changes is the proper job of Undo Versions and Time Machine or other backup tools with increasing time scales and decreasing resolution in that order Relying on an archaic distinction between volatile RAM and persistent storage is most definitely not the natural way to provide such a capability James 2012 08 07 22 01 Thank god I use vim This seems way to complicated and very Microsoftesque it looks like you want to save a document Can I second guess your intent Clint Dorris 2012 08 08 00 05 My problems arise from using ios and Mountain Lion to share documents I can save a TextEdit file to the cloud but how do I retrieve it on my IOS device via icloud So I try Pages But I can t easily email a Pages icloud file from OSX I cannot drag drop the file picture in the menu bar to my email program when it is saved in icloud Also the ever present share button is not in Pages The Pages menu bar Share button gives an iwork com error message The Pages icloud Open Document menu Share button does not have email as an option I m using Sparrow not sure if it would if I used Mail app I can select attach a file and navigate to it under the All my files section of finder but that is difficult with 100s of similarly named text documents So I must move the file out of I cloud so that I can drag and drop it or select it traditionally Now I no longer can use it on ios via Icloud FWIW the Pages on iOS Share button works as expected Am I missing something Marc 2012 08 08 10 28 I agree with this completely I get the walled garden approach for apps wherein the app owns its documents in iCloud They re

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    dashboard option that displays project progress in a percentage ring improves how Tinderbox uses your Mac s processors and adds support for importing from Freemind and tab delimited value files 249 new free update 54 1 MB release notes 13 10 8 Read post comments 14 about Tinderbox 6 5 Moneydance 2015 7 The Infinite Kind has released Moneydance 2015 7 15 a maintenance update to the personal financial management application that scored well in our recent survey see Your Favorite Mac Personal Finance Apps 16 29 February 2016 The update adds approved certificate authorities for OFX connections enables you to allow the confirmation popup window to be docked next to the register as in Moneydance 2014 improves calculation speed in the budgeting interface ensures that credit card accounts can accept all banking data fixes the way memos are saved on splits in the register and improves Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese translations If you have a license for Moneydance 2014 you can upgrade to Moneydance 2015 for free If you purchased Moneydance 2012 or earlier you can upgrade to Moneydance 2015 for 24 99 49 99 new from the Infinite Kind and the Mac App Store 17 free update 74 2 MB release notes 18 10 7 Read post comments 19 about Moneydance 2015 7 Security Update 2016 002 Mavericks and Yosemite Apple has issued Security Update 2016 002 20 for OS X 10 9 Mavericks and 10 10 Yosemite with a few security fixes that cross over from the concurrently released 10 11 4 El Capitan see OS X 10 11 4 Improves Notes iBooks and Live Photo Support 21 21 March 2016 The update patches an Apache related vulnerability associated with processing a maliciously crafted png file that could lead to arbitrary code execution multiple memory corruption issues related to XML and an issue with OpenSSH that could expose an information leak and a buffer overflow Free For 10 9 5 Mavericks 22 370 8 MB for 10 10 5 Yosemite 23 462 1 MB Read post comments 24 about Security Update 2016 002 Mavericks and Yosemite Safari 9 1 Apple has released Safari 9 1 25 for OS X 10 9 5 Mavericks 10 10 5 Yosemite and 10 11 to 10 11 3 El Capitan it s bundled into 10 11 4 El Capitan see OS X 10 11 4 Improves Notes iBooks and Live Photo Support 26 21 March 2016 The update brings an updated version of WebKit with enhanced support for images CSS and Web formats plus it improves Web Inspector performance and prevents JavaScript dialogs from blocking access to other Web pages It also receives several security patches including fixes for a cookie storage issue that existed in the Top Sites page memory corruption issues that could lead to arbitrary code execution when processing maliciously crafted Web content and a caching issue with WebKit character encoding see this security content article 27 at Apple s Support Web site Safari 9 1 is available

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    useful data was found or if the FBI will publicize the contents of the iPhone or share with Apple how the information was accessed We wonder how much money the misguided case cost Apple but there s no question that the company s principled defense also generated some significant loyalty Read post comments 2 Apple Versus the FBI Is It All About Money 3 Science fiction writer Charles Stross whose novels often turn on issues of economics and trade looks at Apple s current legal conflict with the FBI through an economic lens He notes that Apple s enormous pile of cash puts it into a position similar to that experienced by General Motors last century when its enormous pension fund led the auto maker to become an insurance company with a car manufacturing subsidiary Stross suggests that Apple s push for greater customer security is tied to Apple Pay and the company s possible long term strategy to use its cash hoard to create a retail banking subsidiary to provide financial services directly Whether or not you can take that speculation to the bank it is worth investing some time in reading Stross s analysis Read post comments 4 iPhone Backdoor Court Order Likely Unenforceable Says Judge 5 When the Department of Justice suddenly backed out of its court hearing with Apple it claimed that the FBI had found another way to unlock the iPhone connected with the San Bernardino terrorist attack But Adam Engst may have been right when he said it might be an indication that the FBI feels that its chances of compelling Apple to create the equivalent of a backdoor are dropping and is looking for a face saving way out Sarah Jeong writing for Motherboard reveals that the judge repeatedly told the attorneys in

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