Save space with OS X Photos and iPhoto

iPhoto Photos cleanup

When you started with OS X Photos it will create a new library (Photos Library.photoslibrary) and migrate your old iPhoto library (iPhoto Library.migratedphotolibrary). So when you are fine with using only Photos you can safely delete it iPhoto and the iPhoto library to free up some harddisk space. To be save I moved the iPhoto Library.migratedphotolibrary to an external drive. Read more about Save space with OS X Photos and iPhoto

Save space (and time) with your Time Machine backups

Save space (and time) with your Time Machine backups:

- Open a Finder window and go to your Mac's Hard Drive
- Open System Preferences > Time Machine, then click Options
- Drag the System folder from your Mac's hard drive into the "Exclude these items from backup" section
- OS X will prompt you to exclude other related items, including system applications. You probably don't need those core items since they come preinstalled in OS X anyway, and your initial and potentially future backups won't take as much time. Read more about Save space (and time) with your Time Machine backups

The 12 inch iPad, iPad Pro for Enterprise

The 12 inch iPad or iPad Pro is coming... here a rumor roundup:
It's the enterprise iPad and will be released at the Apple event on the 9th of march
http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/ipad/ipad-pro-plus-release-date-rumours-l...
but due to the iphone 6 high demand there is currently a low display yields so the release is pushed back to september.. Read more about The 12 inch iPad, iPad Pro for Enterprise

Fix, Safari 8 unresponsive

When Safari 8 becomes unresponsive, partially loading pages etc there are some things you can de do test before reinstalling .. Read more about Fix, Safari 8 unresponsive

Create a Quick OSX bootdisk on USB

OSX Bootdisk

Ever need to create a bootable install USB for your mac?
Yosemite has a built in USB installer maker!
Just grab a 8GB Usb Stick and create your installer today, always good for emergencies! Read more about Create a Quick OSX bootdisk on USB

Fix for home sharing problem between appleTV and Yosemite

ios-update iTunes AppleTv Home Sharing Fix

With the recent release of Yosemite there are some connections problems and errors with the appleTV. Home sharing would not connect with iTunes 12 on Yosemite.

There is a very easy and simple fix to resolve this;
On your Mac go to the system preferences, select 'Sharing' and change the Computer Name.

That's all! Start iTunes and home sharing should work again on your Apple TV! Read more about Fix for home sharing problem between appleTV and Yosemite

OSX, Fix for iTunes 12 not responding and crashing in Yosemite

iTunes crash on syncing in Yosemite

Recently i was having some problems with iTunes 12 on Yosemite and iTunes wouldn't respond after a while or iTunes would just crash when playing a podcast or search the iTunes store.

But there is a simple fix via the terminal following this kb article from Apple for resetting the Sync services :

Fix from apple:
http://support.apple.com/en-us/TS1627
OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 and Later
defaults delete com.apple.SyncServer SyncServicesResetWorldRunOnce Read more about OSX, Fix for iTunes 12 not responding and crashing in Yosemite

Fix for MAMP, Apache failed to start on OS X Yosemite

Fix for MAMP, Apache failed to start on OS X Yosemite

With the update to OS X Yosemite the current versions of MAMP application might throw an error stating that it failed to start Apache.
To fix this you have to change envvars to _envvars in: Applications/MAMP/bin/apache2/bin/ or /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/

Go to Applications -> MAMP -> bin -> apache2 -> bin folder, find 'envvars' file and rename it to '_envvars'. Read more about Fix for MAMP, Apache failed to start on OS X Yosemite

Get ready to move from Android to iOS!

move from Android to iOS

With the release of iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus there will be a lof of users merging from Android to iOS. Apple released a support document to assist those who need some help switching from Android to iOS.

Apple suggests Android users can transfer photos, videos, books, and music from Android devices to iPhones using iTunes on a Mac or PC, giving step-by-step instructions. The document also walks users through transferring various documents to iCloud, which can then be opened in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers via iCloud and on iOS devices using the three apps. Read more about Get ready to move from Android to iOS!

A look on the Apple Watch by a Watch Guy

Apple Watch

This is one of the more in-depth articles on the Apple Watch, a nice read:
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (With lots of photos).
Read more about A look on the Apple Watch by a Watch Guy

Must see! The Adobe Illustrator Story

I love illustrator, its 99% of the time at the start of any of my projects! and it's been with me from study till now :)
No wonder Steve Jobs clicked with Adobe founder John Warnock. While introducing the iPad Jobs said,
“The reason that Apple is able to create products like iPad is because we always try to be at the intersection of technology and liberal arts, to be able to get the best of both.” Read more about Must see! The Adobe Illustrator Story

Game, TwoDots, nice artwork and frustrating levels without in app purchaise

The makers of the hit game Dots are back with a brand new, addictive, free, puzzle game!
Join two brave dots as they traverse arctic tundras, navigate fiery jungles, and plunge the ocean depths. Sharpen your skills across 135 challenging levels while uncovering many exciting new features along the way.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/twodots/id880178264?mt=8

pros: Nice minimal and flat design.
cons: Needed for expensive in app purchases. Read more about Game, TwoDots, nice artwork and frustrating levels without in app purchaise

Game, The witness, an adventure game like the classic "Myst"

This looks like a nice game in the same alley of the old Myst game from Broderbund where you can freely walk around the island and solve the puzzles to unravel the mystery. It looks beautiful and lots of fun! It will be released end of 2014 for the PC and the PlayStation4 simultaneously and for iOS. Read more about Game, The witness, an adventure game like the classic "Myst"

Smartwatch interface design and 4 principles of Good Wearable Design

Nice article on interface design and 4 principles of Good Wearable Design

This Is How to Build an Interface for the Ultimate Smartwatch Read more about Smartwatch interface design and 4 principles of Good Wearable Design

Game, Smash Hit for iOS, artfully and therapeutic breaking your way trough an epic journey in space

Artfully and therapeutic gameplay by breaking everything on your path trough an epic journey in space.
The iOS game has a very nice gameplay and the motions are super smooth from start till end! The music is well integrated and syncs up with the pace of your progress through each level.

"Smash your way through a beautiful futuristic dimension, smashing obstacles and targets in your path and experiencing the best destruction physics on iOS" Read more about Game, Smash Hit for iOS, artfully and therapeutic breaking your way trough an epic journey in space

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