LR Solutions: Rolling back from 6.2. How hard can it be?
LR 6.2/2015.2 CC is apparently provoking problems in El Capitan. Info for rolling back - may be time-sensitive. I upgraded in Yosemite, and so far everything’s OK (knocks wood).
DN: Dreamweaver: why not?
At least noone mentioned GoLive or FrontPage.
Boston Globe: A revolution rattling the world of organ music.
DP Review: Adobe launches Photoshop Fix, desktop and mobile app updates.
Bunches of apps to dupe what desktop software does. Workflow’ll be ... interesting.
Macintouch: El Capitan issues.
Many sound like the usual suspects ... the Adobe issues concern me, obviously. I’ll be watching to see the fixes before upgrading.
Register.UK: Flaky Flickr’s pic upload faulty for weeks, fume fed-up photographers.
The site’s getting less and less usable, IMHO. The mobile emphasis in the new designs, the ‘smart’ features ... are all adding needless complexity to doing a simple function: publishing photos. Now it seems they can’t even do what the site was designed for.
Register.UK: North America is COMPLETELY OUT of new IPv4 addresses
“In the past few minutes, ARIN – which oversees the allocation of IP addresses in North America – has confirmed the region is completely dry of new IPv4 address. No new addresses are available for web hosting companies, cloud providers, individuals, organizations: the last batch was issued this week.”
Register.UK: Why Amazon, Netflix, Tinder, Airbnb and co plunged offline.
“It got so bad AWS engineers were unable to send administrative commands to the metadata systems. At about 0500 PT, the team paused the service so that it could get in and make changes to handle the overwhelming workload. By 0700 PT, DynamoDB was staggering back to its feet. Other services were hit by the outage: EC2 Auto Scaling, the Simple Queue Service, CloudWatch, and the AWS Console feature, suffered problems.”
AI: Modified versions of Xcode used to sneak malware into App Store, Apple confirms.
An unexpected vector, it seems.
Autoweek: VW accused of using software in 482,000 diesels to skirt US clean-air rules.
“EPA officials called the software a ‘defeat device’ that allowed VW and Audi vehicles to fulfill emissions standards in lab testing, but emit nitrogen oxides at up to 40 times allowable levels in real-world driving.” Computerized vehicles are getting entertaining.
iA Writer 3.0
Swiping, even on Mac, is the big change.
App store updates: “Fixes bugs from the future.”
DP Review: Red Dot Camera wants to bring the Leica experience to your iPhone.
$2.99 for a faux-Leica. Worth the pittance.
ArtDaily: The Mercedes-Benz research vehicle at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.
“One central idea of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion is the continuous exchange of information between the vehicle, its passengers and the outside world. Six displays are installed around the interior for this purpose. Through gestures, eye-tracking and touching the high-resolution screens, the passengers can intuitively interact with the networked vehicle. Consequently, the F 015 Luxury in Motion becomes a digital haven and a refuge for relaxation or work.” Hoo boy. And imagine if hacked. [Not to rain on the parade or anything.]
Fusion: Second Life college campuses - A tour of abandoned worlds.
I had more than one client believe the hype. Luckily they listened to reasoned argument.
DSLR Video Shooter: Here are 7 Ways to Speed up FCPX.
Most are obvious, yet the article still has some good tips.
Interesting Yosemite issue.
In the last few days, my iMac has begun to permanently lose focus on Finder windows. Not sure what’s happening, but the title bar will be greyed out. The three left-side buttons will respond to rollovers, but not actually function. Found a workaround - go to the Window menu up top and re-select that window [A diamond dsiplays next to the Window title - as if it’s been minimized]. A transparent ghost copy will zoom up from the left side of the Dock, flash over the window, making the window re-shade darker grey and begin working again.
Macworld: Parallels Desktop 11 lets Mac users say ‘Hey Cortana’.
Available now, I think.
Adobe/Kost: How to Rename a Lightroom Catalog.
Commander One: Free dual-pane file manager for Mac.
After all these years, a Norton Commander for the Mac. I’ve used Path Finder for a long time, but I’ll give this a shot.
Designer News: Sketch vs Photoshop a year later, where are we?
Sketch should be compared more with Fireworks, than PS, IMHO. Not as deep, but infinitely more usable than Fireworks.
Codepen: Star Wars scrolling text in CSS3.
Someone will *need* this, I’m sure.
Etresoft: About EtreCheck [Mac App].
Looks useful. Never heard of it before. Anyone know of it?
Macworld: Apple releases iOS 8.4.1, OS X 10.10.5, and iTunes 12.2.2 updates.
Tuts+: Introduction to OwnCloud - Using Applications.
Watching this, because I’m curious about dropping away from pay-for services.