Monday, February 24, 2020

Aperture bites the dust: macOS Catalina and 32-bit applications

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If you are still relying on Apple Aperture for your photographic library be afraid, be very afraid. It will stop working if you upgrade to MacOs Catalina so you need to find an alternative application as soon as possible.

Review: Apple Watch Milanese Loop band

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Although I was extremely happy with the black sport band that came with my steel Apple Watch, I had a hankering for something a bit more dressy: A strap that would make the watch look more like a desirable Swiss timepiece.

BandWerk, the Leica of straps for the Apple Watch

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This beautiful leather strap from BandWerk for the Apple Watch would grace a £10,000 Swiss timepiece, never mind a smartwatch.

Apple Watch 5: Resistance is futile

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After a lifetime of Swiss watch fandom, I've defected to the smartwatch. Goodbye, good and faitthful mechanical servant, hello tomorrow — with a dollop of beneficial health monitoring thrown in.

Apple AirPods v PowerBeats Pro

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How do Apple's new PowerBeats pro stack up agains the now common AirPods. Mike has been trying the new earphones and much prefers them to the rather skittish AirPods

iCloud Drive: The danger with Optimised Storage file placeholders

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iCloud Drive works seamlessly, but did you know that it is easy to lose your data forever if you move files to an another location, such as Dropbox?

How much RAM do you need to use Lightroom?

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Do you need 1.5TB of RAM to process your holiday snaps. No way. But you might benefit from 16GB or even 32GB of extra computing power.

Leica to issue dedicated FOTOS for iPad

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The iPad is moving away from the iPhone's limitations and becoming a real workhorse which, in many cases, could replace a Mac. Developers are acknowledging this change, including Leica with a new version of Leica FOTOS made fro the iPad.

Leica products could face 25% import tariff in USA

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The looming trade war between the USA and the EU could see a 25% surcharge applied to Leica products and other photographic equipment imported from Europe.

Migration Assistant Problems: When it’s time to go for a complete re-installation of all...

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A few days ago I recounted my problems during a migration of data from a MacBook Pro to MacBook Air. After many hours stuck on "one minute remaining", Migration Assistant finally completed but told me that it had not been possible to copy some files. The main purpose of this exercise had been to do a dummy run before the arrival of a new 5K iMac