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Adoption of Apple Metal API Increasing

An Application Programming Interface (or API) is a collection of resources (sometimes source code, sometimes a specification, or both) used by developers to achieve specific kinds of functionality in their apps. OpenGL is a long-standing open-source API, designed to augment an app’s ability to display and accelerate 2D and 3D graphics. OpenCL is a lesser-known open-source API, often used to offload specific kinds of computational tasks from the CPU — the Intel processor(s) in your Mac — to the GPU.


Apps With Known High Sierra Compatibility Issues

There’s nothing like the release of a new operating system to put apps to the test. Unsurprisingly, some Rocket Yard readers have reported that specific apps are not playing well with High Sierra. Here’s our current list, and please...

A Look at Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 Improvements

Last week Adobe released the latest round of upgrades to the Creative Cloud suite (dubbed “CC 2017”). Adobe’s focus for this release is aimed squarely at refining user experience and making workflows more efficient. Some applications include new integrations...

Creative Cloud Design Tips: Low Poly Portrait, Part 2

This fall we are sharing a series of Creative Cloud Design Tips for those who have some experience but want to learn new workflows for Illustrator, Photoshop, or After Effects. Rather than setting up a tutorial where you follow...

Creative Cloud Design Tips: Low Poly...
This fall we are sharing a series of simple design techniques for Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects. Rather than setting up a tutorial where you follow a “recipe” and...

Boot Camp Icon Boot Camp Quick Tip: Installing on...
Mac owners using disks that exceed 2.2TB may find it difficult to set up a Windows disk using Apple’s Boot Camp assistant. The root cause of the problem is...

Tech 101: The History of USB...
The USB (or Universal Serial Bus) connection type has been around for almost two decades. Until recently, it was a fairly simple task to make sense of the different USB...

Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 and OS...
Adobe Creative Cloud is the standard toolset for many creative professionals who work in print, web, mobile, and video mediums. However with each new release of OS X or...

Create Bootable El Capitan USB Install...
UPDATE 09/2018: Create a Bootable macOS Mojave Install Drive with DiskMaker X 8 UPDATE 09/2017: Create a Bootable macOS High Sierra Install Drive with DiskMaker X 7 UPDATE 09/2016: Create a Bootable...

OS X El Capitan First Impressions: OS X 10.11 El...
Most likely you’ve already heard about Apple’s next major upgrade for x X, called El Capitan. The big take-away from this year’s WWDC event (where the product was publicly demonstrated...