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You can view your iCloud Photo Library while offline. Here's how!

Even if you don't have internet access on your Mac or iOS device, you can still access and manage your photos.

Photos for OS X and iOS let you sync your library to iCloud, so that you can have thousands of photos at your beck and call without having to store them locally on your machine or device. But what about when you don't have Wi-Fi or cellular data readily accessible?

Never fear: Whether you're stuck on a plane, in a tunnel, or simply want to show off photos when you don't have internet access, here's how you can still view and manage your iCloud Photo Library images.

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Should you use iCloud Photo Library?

Apple's new online service, iCloud Photo Library, lets you seamlessly access, manage, edit, and share pictures and video from your iPhone, iPad, and your Mac.

It's free to use — though if you want to store any real amount of data, you're going to have to pony up for a paid iCloud plan. With Photos for OS X on the horizon, I've had a lot of people ask me whether they should turn on iCloud Photo Library: Is it safe? Is it secure? Is the cost of an iCloud plan worth it? After several months of both iOS and Mac beta-testing, here are my thoughts.

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Apple releases new developer and public beta of OS X 10.10.3

For the second time this week, Apple has released a new build of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and public beta testers.

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Apple seeds new public, developer beta build for OS X 10.10.3

Apple has seeded a new beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to both developers and public beta testers today.

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Napkin, the best annotation app for Mac, just got better!

Forget Skitch: My favorite screenshot annotation app is Aged and Distilled's Napkin.

Not only does Napkin let you annotate single screenshots, but you can also arrange multiple Retina-quality screenshots on a single canvas and export them accordingly. That might sound like niche software, but it's essential for those of us who need to annotate screenshots for articles, books, interface review, and other jobs involving design or production. Its latest updated, version 1.5, adds a bunch of must-have annotation features including redacting images, cropping them, and new arrow and fill shape styles.

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Apple seeds new OS X 10.10.3 build to developers and public testers

Apple has released another build of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, both for developers, along with members of the AppleSeed public beta program.

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Apple issues security update for OS X 10.10.2

Apple has released a security update for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2.

Apple did not specify the content update, saying only that it is recommended for all users, and improves OS X security.

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Animate to your heart's desire with Hype 3 and Hype Pro

I'm not a big fan of WSIWYG editors for the web. But Hype is something special.

Tumult's Hype — an HTML5 WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web and animation editor — is approaching its four-year anniversary in May, and what a way it has chosen to celebrate: The company is releasing a major update for its professional and prosumer users in the form of Hype Pro, packaged inside the all-new Hype 3 as a $49.99 upgrade.

I've had so much fun testing Hype Pro over the last few months: It's an excellent upgrade for longtime Hype users, and I suspect it may draw in quite a few new pro users, as well.

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Here's why you should turn on two-factor authentication

These days, simple passwords aren't good enough to secure your data. Hackers are too good, and security systems flawed. Longer complicated passwords created by generators like 1Password and Safari's iCloud Keychain can help, but the best way to lock down your accounts is to add extra authentication options.

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Apple releases new public, developer beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple has released a new build of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. The build is available both for developers, as well as for those enrolled in the AppleSeed beta program.

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