Aperture is Dead. Long Live Photos! | ApertureExpert

 

More than you ever wanted to know about Aperture and Photos! from Joseph at Aperture expert:

On the surface, it doesn’t seem like good news, but there’s a lot more to this than a few lines of text. First, the official words.

“With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture. When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS X.” – Apple, Inc.

In short, Aperture as we know it is dead. So let’s take a step back and figure out what this really means, because obviously photography is far from unimportant to Apple. There are more questions than answers now than ever before, and I’ll try to come up with all the right questions and all my best answers. Call this interpretation, speculation, or clairvoyance — but here’s how I’m reading into this.

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Legal Loop: 3 more states weigh in on ethics of cloud computing | NY Daily Record

 

Nicole Black:  …The good news is that cloud computing use by lawyers has become much more common and as a result more jurisdictions are tackling the issue of the ethics of cloud computing. However, because of the increasing number of opinions being issued, it turns out that there were a few helpful opinions issued over the past year or so that I have not yet covered So, I figured now was as good a time as ever [for]…the decisions issued by ethics committees in Maine, Ohio and Washington.

Read more: http://nydailyrecord.com/blog/2014/06/02/legal-loop-3-more-states-weigh-in-on-ethics-of-cloud-computing/#ixzz340OwBQzI

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For a complete list of all U.S. ethics opinions on cloud computing, see Bob Ambrogi’s recent blog post at Lawsites: http://www.lawsitesblog.com/2014/05/cloud-ethics-opinions-full-list.html.

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iPhone Photos Backup: Effective & Simple Options | Ubergizmo

 

Ubergizmo:  A few years back we noted that the iPhone 4 was Flickr’s most popular camera, but as we’re writing this article the iPhone 5 has since claimed that crown, and the 5S is on track to claim top spot. With the popularity of the iPhone as portable camera, it’s important that you know how to backup your photos from your iPhone.

This guide is written based on iOS 7, Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks), and Windows 7, but it will work for older versions of OS X, along with Windows XP and Windows 8.

It’s important to understand where you’re planning to store your photo backups, but you’ll generally backup to at least one of the locations below:

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Cloud service (e.g. iCloud, Dropbox, Google+, OneDrive etc)

There are pros and cons to each method, so do read on and hopefully by the time you’ve finished reading this guide, you’ll be able to decide which method is the most suitable one for you to backup your photos with.

Read entire “how-to” article, with screen shots, here.

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The best cloud backup service – The Sweet Setup

 

The Sweet Setup:

Backing up your files to an off-site cloud server is an easy, affordable, and safe way to make sure that your most important files are safe. We’ve tested, used, and researched the most popular services and recommend Backblaze for most people. It’s the easiest to set up and use, and it’s also the most affordable.

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Backblaze is our recommended cloud backup service for most people. However, it wasn’t an easy pick.

Backblaze and CrashPlan are both best-of-breed cloud backup services. They both offer more or less the same service for nearly the same price.

What we like best about Backblaze compared to CrashPlan is:

  • How easy and straightforward it is to get Backblaze set up.
  • Backblaze is just a little bit cheaper.
  • The Backblaze app is easier to understand.
  • Backblaze is, generally, less resource-intensive when running.

CrashPlan is slightly more expensive (by just a dollar or so per month) and also slightly more fiddly to get set up. However, CrashPlan offers several features that Backblaze does not. For one, CrashPlan lets you back up your Network Attached Storage drives. They also don’t remove any data that you’ve backed up. If you have a lot of data stored on USB or network drives, you may want to consider CrashPlan instead.

Backblaze, on the other hand, only keeps a 30-day window of your files. This means that if you delete a document from your computer, Backblaze will mirror that change and in 30 days the file will also be removed from your cloud backup.

In short, we recommend Backblaze because we think everyone with a computer should have an off-site backup and Backblaze is not only the easiest to set up and use, it’s also the least expensive.

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The Sweet Setup then proceeds to do a feature-by-feature comparison of Backblaze and CrashPlan, with multiple screen shots and detailed how-to-do-it info.  Read it all here.

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My Health Care Wishes App-ABA

 

The My Health Care Wishes smartphone app gives individuals the ability to store and share important health care wishes. In an emergency, you’ll have immediate access to a PDF version of your advance directive.

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An example:  Your Dad is 89 and your Mom is, 91. He takes her to the hospital and she’s admitted to the ICU but he’s told he can’t make medical decisions for her even if she is incapacitated. She’s his wife and he’s her proxy. What’s this about? He brought the wrong form with him! He brought the Power of Attorney document (POA) that only applies to financial & legal decisions. The Durable Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) is what he needs but it’s at home and no one else is there. He has a cell phone, calls you, his daughter. You have what he needs securely stored on your Smartphone –the document showing your Dad as primary proxy. A click and the correct document is emailed, and your Dad losing little time tells doctors what his wife of 65 years wants.

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Read entire article describing app here.

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The Pro version is US $3.99.  The Lite version is Free.  Check the App store to compare.

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Inky

 

Inky saves you time by organizing all your email accounts into one simple interface. All your messages are categorized into smart views and sorted by relevance. As soon as you sign in for the first time, Inky goes to work figuring out what each message is about and determining how meaningful it is to you. Inky’s unique features help you separate the important mail from all the clutter. Inky is customizable and can sort and filter by all the usual criteria as well.

Whether you have one account or five, Inky provides a new, refreshingly simple interface to check all your mail. From one click unsubscribe to package tracking, Inky’s smart tools help you get things done and get on with your life.

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Welcome to PDFstash

PDFstash is a PDF reader and management system built for the web that enables people to take control of their digital libraries and quickly access the information they need.

Have you ever been frustrated by not having the document you need on your current computer? Have you ever been frustrated when reading a long document and losing your place or wishing you had an easy way to quickly revisit certain passages?

PDFstash automatically keeps track of your position as you read, lets you organize documents into folders and bookmark pages for quick access.

To get started learn more at www.pdfstash.com.

20 documents a month will cost you nothing.  More than that:

Price per month $0 $5.99 $10.99 $18.99
Number of Documents 20 500 1000 2000

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Coffitivity – Increase Your Creativity!

Claiming their coffee shop sounds boost creativity, check out this antidote to working in silence.

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Cupcloud – Resume your work anywhere

Cupcloud

http://cupcloud.com/

Cupcloud is a free application that allows users to save, open, and share multiple documents and web pages simply. The program assists interested parties with accessing these materials from any computer or device, and it’s great for collaborating on group projects and the like. There’s a helpful How to Cup section here, along with a primer and a blog. This version is compatible with all operating systems, including Linux.

 

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013. https://www.scout.wisc.edu

 

 

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OneTimeBox–Oliver Song

Built during HackMIT 2013, this service lets you quickly upload, share, and update live web folders.

Created by MIT senior Oliver SongOneTimeBox has no registration or sign-in required. Drag and drop your files onto OneTimeBox.  It produces a link you can share with anyone wanting whats in the box.

Anyone you send the link can contribute files to the box, which holds up to 1 GB and lasts for 1 week – all for free.

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For more Oliver Song applications, designs, and other things, take a look at his web site:

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