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How to use Photos for OS X with multiple Macs

Photos for OS X is great for pictures and videos on the Mac, but how does it work with multiple Macs?

I've had a multi-Mac household pretty much since college, rocking a laptop and desktop in addition to miscellaneous iOS devices throughout the years. Dropbox and iCloud sync made most of the pains of using several Macs disappear, but iPhoto was always a problem. My laptop is tiny! My iPhoto library, not so much.

Thankfully, Photos for OS X — paired with iCloud Photo Library's Optimize Storage feature — makes working with and syncing multiple Macs a breeze. Here's how you can do it.

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How to use Faces in Photos for OS X

Want to quickly find pictures of yourself, your friends, and your family members within your Photos for OS X library? Check out the Faces album.

Face detection is nothing new when it comes to digital photography: Facebook, iPhoto, and countless other programs and websites have offered it in years past. Photos for OS X carries on that proud tradition with an updated version of Faces in the app.

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iTranslate Voice 3.0 will save and sync your favorite phrases

iTranslate Voice has been updated to version 3.0, and now lets you save your most-used phrases for quick and easy access.

Phrasebook in iTranslate Voice, one of our favorite translation apps lets you save commonly-used phrases, letting you easily access them when you need them.

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Facebook brings Messenger to a standalone site for web browsers

Messenger has launched as a standalone web site, but it won't be disappearing from Facebook's core site.

Messenger, Facebook's messaging platform, is now available as a standalone service on the web. In the past users had to use Facebook's website to message their friends and family, but starting today they can do so without all the extra distractions.

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Twitter dumps the 'Discover' and 'Activity' tabs for new Trends section

Twitter has announced a change to its mobile apps today that will see the "Discover" and "Activity" pages replaced with a single trends page — now nestled in the search menu.

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Karelia Software launches Sandvox Hosting to get your website up and running

Karelia Software has released version 2.10 of their website-building app Sandvox, which brings support for their freshly-launched Sandvox Hosting service.

The major update with Sandvox 2.10 is the addition of Sandvox Hosting. To set up the hosting service, you'll just need to enter your name, email address, a password, and web address.

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Triggerfox 3.0 rolls your social networks into one app, highlights the important stuff

Between Facebook and email and Twitter and everything else, it can be hard to keep track of what's going on with your contacts — and that's what Triggerfox aims to fix.

Just updated to version 3.0, Triggerfox pulls in your streams from a variety of sources and lets you set which users you really want to get news about.

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iStat Menus 5.1 adds support for new Macs and gives you more control

System monitoring app iStat Menus has hit version 5.1, adding support for some of Apple's recent computers, as well as several new options that let you control exactly how iStat Menus works for you.

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Keep track of the things you care about with Hooks

Keep track of the things you care about by getting notified with Hooks.

Hooks has several channels that you can track, keeping you up to date with the things you care about the most.

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Instagram adds Color and Fade options, available on iPhone in a few days

Instagram has announced two new features, Color and Fade, both of which will be available in an update to the iPhone and iPad app in the next few days.

As though there was any shortage of filters and options to change the look of your selfies or food pictures, Instagram has added two new options to the app. Color and Fade will be the latest additions to the app, giving you control of highlight colors and allow you to soften the overall picture.

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