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More Questions Answered Photos for Mac 2015


Most FAQs I’ve seen so far on the internet about Photos for Mac have been largely based around wanting to transfer all your old photos from iPhoto into the new Photos app and then decide whether or not to have them all in iCloud. What I wanted was to start fresh with a new Photos library in iCloud but still have my old iPhotos available offline on the Mac. My iPhoto library was 85GB and this would have meant upgrading my iCloud storage plan.

Also I had some questions about how iMovie worked with iCloud Photo Library and Photos for Mac.

Hopefully others will find the below answers useful.

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Misfit Flash Review – First Impressions of the Activity Tracker

This was my Christmas present for 2014 and I also bought one for my brother and sister too for their presents.

I had been watching the Misfit Flash and Misfit Shine for quite a while, I first saw the shine at the UK Gadget show last year and it struck me as a very stylish and wearable addition to the activity tracking market. So when the Misfit Flash was announced at a cheaper price for pretty much the same functionality but only slightly less stylish, I added it to my wishlist.

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iOS 8 Swype one handed iPhone typing

I think my favourite new feature of iOS 8 is the ability to install 3rd party keyboards. I’ve only tried the one keyboard but I’m so impressed with it that it’s now my default keyboard.

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iOS 8 and Apple Two Step Verification cost me £35

If you have two step verification enabled, don’t update your only two authorised devices at the same time!
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My Favourite Kindle Adventure eBooks

Here are 5 of my favourite adventure ebooks.

An Unsung Hero

Amazing life story of Tom Crean, an Irish sailor who was basically a part of every important British polar expedition at the turn of the 20th Century but was never really recognised for his amazing achievements.