Goodbye Aperture

June 28, 2014 — Leave a comment

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Apple has decided to stop development of Aperture and refocus the attention on the upcoming Photos app that will be released in 2015.

Speaking to Jim Dalrymple at The Loop:

“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,” said Apple in a statement provided to The Loop. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS X.”

Aperture currently doesn’t work with the latest Mac OS X Yosemite beta but Apple has assure that Yosemite compatibility will be sorted out to ensure easy transition to the Photos App when it is launched.

Meanwhile, Adobe is quick to react to this news with a statement on their blog:

Put simply we’re doubling down on our investments in Lightroom and the new Creative Cloud Photography plan and you can expect to see a rich roadmap of rapid innovation for desktop, web and device workflows in the coming weeks, months and years. We also continue to invest actively on the iOS and OSX platforms, and are committed to helping interested iPhoto and Aperture customers migrate to our rich solution across desktop, device and web workflows.

The Creative Cloud Photography plan, that costs S$13/mth or S$156/yr gives you access to both the PhotoShop app and the LightRoom (Desktop/Mobile version) app.

Most have predicted and not surprised that Apple stopped development for Aperture – considering the lack of any major feature updates for years. With iPhoto hardly making any impact for anyone, I am looking forward to what the new Photo app will be come next year.

Before that happens, there’s always LightRoom.

What apps are you using on your Mac to manage and edit your photos?

IPPAWARDS-2014-winners

The montage above is a collection of this year’s iPhone Photography Awards winners.

iPhone Photography Awards™ (IPPAWARDS) is the first and the longest running iPhone photography competition since 2007. IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of the iPhone users since the first iPhone has inspired, excited and engaged the users worldwide. Since then every year, IPPAWARDS has selected the best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from 70+ countries around the world. Winners are selected by the jury members in several steps and The Photographer of the Year prize awarded.

The rules are simple: The photos should not be altered in Photoshop or any desktop image processing program. The use of any iPhone/iPad App is permissible. In some cases they may ask the original image to verify that it’s taken with an iPhone, iPad or iPod.

Categories you can submit to are Animals, Abstract, Architecture, Children, Flowers, Food, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News/Events, Panorama, People, Portrait, Seasons, Still Life, Sunset, Travel, Trees, Others.

Have a look at the 2014 winners and be inspired, and prepare yourself for the 9th IPPAWARDS for 2015!

Loves to be there.

Loves to have one here.

Loves to work in one here.

5w_usb_adapterFor those who bought the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012 from these countries listed below – you might have a 5W European USB Power Adapter that might have a possibility of being faulty – it may overheat and pose a safety risk during usage.

Apple is offering to exchange the older version with a new, redesigned adapter for free at the nearest Apple Authorised Service Provider. Apple will also need to verify your iPhone serial number as part of the exchange process so please bring your iPhone with you.

Note that this only applies to the European 5W USB Power Adapter (shown on the top left). To identify the old adapter, please see the image below:

european-5w-usb

An affected adapter features Model A1300 and the letters “CE” in solid gray. If you have an affected adapter, discontinue use and exchange it for a new one. You can charge your iPhone by connecting it via a USB cable to your computer until you receive a replacement adapter.

A redesigned adapter features Model A1400 and the letters “CE” outlined in gray. You do not need to exchange your adapter.

Country list:
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Vietnam

For more details – see the Adapter Exchange Program page.

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(via TechMod)