Apple today said that it is stopping the development of Aperture for OS X, its photo editing and management app targeted at pro users. Photos for OS X, briefly previewed at WWDC, will replace Aperture next year.
Apple recently introduced an iMac that’s meant to work as a gateway desktop into the Mac ecosystem, with an enticing price tag and reasonable specs. Best Buy’s offering a limited price drop for the machine, and if you’ve got an active educational email account, you could pick up the entry-level computer for quite the discount.
Handoff is a really cool feature introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite that lets you seamlessly switch between the two devices, and pick up right where you left oﬀ. The feature, however, requires inbuilt Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy support, and may or may not be compatible with your Mac. Here’s how to find out.
Earlier in June, Apple unveiled a treasure trove of new features for not only iOS 8, but also for their Mac lineup, all bundled together in Mac OS X Yosemite. Depending on the person, though, some of the individual features may be worth most of the fuss, including things like Continuity, or Handoff. With the latter, users of iOS 8-based devices will be able to start an email on their mobile gadget, and then continue right from where they left off on their Mac. It may not be limited to emails, but it looks more and more like there might be one very large limitation to Handoff right out of the gate.
Apple has seeded a new beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 to developers for testing. The pre-release software has the build number 13E16 and is available through the Mac Dev Center for download. The accompanying seed notes do not reveal any notable changes to the Mac software, as was the case with the first beta released last month.