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Quick Tip: Photo Synching On iOS 7

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 | Author:

iOS 7Some users of the newly-released iOS 7 have reported having trouble with photo management after downloading the operating system to their mobile device. iPhoto, Image Capture, and even third party apps such as Picasa are recognizing the device with iOS 7 installed, however, the photo apps are not detecting the photos on said device.

In most cases, this is a straightforward problem with a relatively simple fix.

In order for iOS 7 to function properly, and for these programs to recognize your photos, you just need to update your computer to iTunes 11.1 and “trust” your computer when connecting your device. These steps should solve this issue.

We at OWC know that even simple problems with photo management can cause that sinking “Oh, no! I’ve lost all my photos forever. My life is ruined!” kind of feeling. But luckily the fix on this issue is fairly simple!

Category: Tech Tips

Update on Software Update

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Author:

It turns out that Apple wasn’t content to simply release iOS 6 yesterday; Many OS X users were treated to updates as well. Granted, many of these updates added more interoperability with iOS 6, but each of these updates also addressed ongoing problems too, so you may want to update your Mac, even if you’re not planning on moving to iOS 6.

So, let’s take a look at what was updated.

  • iOS 6 – This was the biggie for the day. See yesterday’s article for more info.
  • OS X 10.8.2 – A bunch of little updates, including Facebook sharing integration, Power Nap support for the Late 2010 MacBook Air, and a number of iOS 6 interoperability options.
  • OS X 10.7.5 – Lion users got an actual “point” upgrade, too. The most notable upgrade here  is the addition of Apple’s Gatekeeper security feature.
  • Security Update 20012-004 – 10.6.x Users also got at least a little something; a general security update that covered updates for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2
  • Safari 6.0.1 – This adds some security measures to protect against maliciously-coded Web pages. It’s not a separate download; it’s currently only available when updating to 10.8.2 or 10.7.5
  • Aperture 3.4  - This adds Shared Photo Stream support, along with other functionality and performance updates.
  • iPhoto 9.4  - adds Share Photo Stream support, enhanced Facebook capabilities, new themes, and other improvements.
  • Xcode 4.5 – This added 10.8 and iOS 6 SDKs, as well as other workflow updates.
  • There are also a number of firmware updates. While there’s often a list of what this firmware addresses, there are often other “undocumented bonuses” to a firmware update, so you may want to upgrade anyway. You never know what kinds of extra performance benefits Apple may unofficially add, so if you’ve got one of these machines, it’s probably in your best interest to update:

And while you’re running software updates, if you’ve got Microsoft Office 2008 or 2011, you may want to hit their updater as well, as both versions just got bumped up a little. 2008 consists mostly of stability updates, while 2011 gets Retina graphics support, as well as several updates to Outlook.

Category: Apple News

Apple Event Announces iOS Apps, Updated Apple TV, and “The new iPad”

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 | Author:

Well, another Apple Event has come and gone. As per usual at these events, things started out with the requisite Apple cheerleading…

  • iPad “reinvented” portable computing.
  • “Post PC” Devices making up 76% of Apple’s sales.
  • 25 billion apps downloaded from the App Store.
  • Apple stores all around the world – turnout is astronomical.

and so on. If you want to hear all that for yourself, you can view the whole presentation on Apple’s Events site.

Finally, though, Tim Cook and Company got down off the soapbox and started talking about the things we were looking for: new hardware and software.

New iOS

Cook started out by talking about Siri and how it’s easily his favorite feature. He then went on to mention that the service will now be available in Japan today – in iOS 5.1. Other announcements were made (we’ll get to those in a sec), and the only other mention was that the stock apps were updated to take advantage of the new hardware. Article Continues…

Category: Apple News

Apple’s “Back to Mac Event” Overview

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 | Author:

Well, the Back to Mac Apple Event has finally come and gone, the Apple store is back up and running and there are a few new items available immediately.

The event started with a nice “State of the Mac” address where Steve Jobs informed that Mac makes up 33% of Apple’s total income to the tune of $22 billion. Meaning that the Mac division itself, if it was its own separate company, would qualify itself for the Fortune 500. Pretty impressive. Mac also makes up a whopping 20.7% US Consumer market share – meaning that one in every five computers in use is a Mac. In the past 10 years, they’ve built 318 Apple stores in 11 countries. They’ve also been #1 in customer satisfaction for the industry for the last seven years in a row.

Basically, Apple has been gaining momentum like a juggernaut and is showing no signs of slowing.

Article Continues…

Category: Apple News

iTunes and iPhoto updated!

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 | Author:

Following hot on the heels of the 10.6.3 update, Apple has released updates to both iTunes and iPhoto ’09. In case you hadn’t heard, there’s some sort of new device being released on Saturday that just happens to work with iTunes, so you can be pretty sure that’s the main impetus behind that update.

Apple managed to slip something nice into this update for those who are happy with the iDevices we’ve got: the ability to “rename, rearrange, or remove Genius Mixes.” This is actually a pretty big deal for those with exceedingly large, diverse music collections: we had to sedate OWC Michael, just to keep him from running home to play with this new feature.

The iPhoto update seems to be related to the release, as well. Officially, the update “addresses minor issues in the area of import and syncing to iPhone, iPod or Apple TV.” Of course, there’s no mention of that new device, but… well… you know…

Bonus for those not playing in the Snow.

For those who haven’t upgraded to Snow Leopard (either because you have a PPC Mac, have software that doesn’t work in 10.6,  or just because you haven’t gotten around to it), there’s an added bonus to this round of updates, in the form of QuickTime 7.6.6. All we seem to be getting with this is a somewhat vague “general reliability improvements for iMovie” and possibly some security fixes, so it’s probably a good idea to update this, too.

You can find all these updates by selecting  Software Update from your Apple Menu.

Category: Apple News