Goodbye iPhoto – Hello Photos For Mac

Photos for mac is a replacement for iPhoto which enables you to see and access all your photos from all your devices whether you are on a Mac , iPad or an iPhone. Photos was part of an update to Yosemite and is less of a resource hog than iPhoto was and will require you to upload your photos to iCloud Drive. Here are some links to assist you with learning about Photos and maximising its use. Lifehacker : How To Setup And Use Apple New Photos App In OS X Yosemite  Photos For OS X How to delete, recover, and eradicate pictures and videos in Photos for OS X

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Format Your Mac & Reinstall The Operating System

A clean install is a great thing to do to your mac computer , especially if you have just installed / updated one operating system on top of another , such as a move to Yosemite  First backup by using Time Machine : Time Machine Guide  Make sure you can access your backup ! Collect your programs if you need to reinstall them Make sure you know your Apple ID and password Erase the hard drive and reinstall the operating system : Format Guide  Check for updates at the App store ( sign in ) Open Migration Assistant from Utilities and recover your system : Recover Guide

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Apple Announcements 17th Oct

Apple made announcements in the very early morning here in Australia. New iPads Apple have sold 225 million iPads and to put that in perspective Apple sell more iPad units in a year than the full PC lineups of Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo 18% thinner 6.1mm and weighs 437g – the last one was 7.5mm thick Not as reflective outside in the sun – Apple are saying that this is the least reflective display of any tablet 40% faster – great for photo and video editing Same 10 hour battery life  Touch ID  Same camera as the iPhone 6 – great camera  Prices start at $619 – slightly cheaper and the price has dropped on the old iPad Air down to starting price of $499 New iPad minis as well are available. There are 5 iPad models available now with the older devices still available at a cheaper price.… Read More

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Adelaide Techguy On Radio – Notes – W/C 2nd June – Updated

Free WIFI – Should I Be Concerned Should you do your banking on one or any financial transactions , such as shopping on free open wifi networks. These are open wifi networks , which means that traffic , your internet surfing is not encrypted , that means people ( bad guys ) can see what you are doing. There are 3 ways you can be attacked  There are “man in the middle attacks” where a hacker puts themselves between 2 computers and intercepts or changes communication between them  “Packet sniffers” where people use computers or mobile devices to intercept any information sent over unsecured wifi  Fake wifi networks which masquerade as legitimate networks in order to steal information  So what do they steal ? Use names and passwords for online banking , social media , emails , shopping  So what should you do to prevent this? Make sure your antivirus and… Read More

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