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How to view your pictures and videos on a map in Photos for OS X

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How to view your pictures and videos on a map in Photos for OS X

Where you took a photo or video can be just as important to you as when you took it.

While Photos for OS X lets you easily navigate between moments, collections, and years, it also lets you navigate the world. That is, it lets you see all the photos and videos you took all laid out on a map. So, if you remember where you took a photo or video, you can use that to find it. Or, if you just want to reminisce, you can take a tour of your memories by literally clicking around the world.

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iOS 8.3 brings support for EE's Wi-Fi calling on recent iPhone models

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iOS 8.3 brings support for EE's Wi-Fi calling on recent iPhone models

For those of you rocking an iPhone 5c or later on UK carrier EE's network, today's iOS 8.3 update has brought support for the carrier's recently-launched Wi-Fi calling feature.

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How to type Spock's vulcan salute emoji with your iPhone or iPad

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How to type Spock's vulcan salute emoji with your iPhone or iPad

How do you type Mr. Spock's live long and prosper (llap) Vulcan salute emoji on your iPhone or iPad?

After posting the iOS 8.3 emoji keyboard how-to earlier, of course this was the question that quickly flooded my inbox. It's part of the same new unicode emoji set Apple has added to iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3, so if you've updated to one or both of those, you can see it. The problem is, Apple hasn't yet added it to the emoji keyboard, so you can't type it. Unless you're logical about it...

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iTranslate Voice 3.0 will save and sync your favorite phrases

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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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How to navigate moments, collections, and years views in Photos for iPhone or iPad

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How to navigate moments, collections, and years views in Photos for iPhone or iPad

Photos for OS X uses the same hierarchy as Photos for iOS — intelligently grouping images and videos into moments, collections, and years.

That lets Photos for OS X show you small moments in time and space, like yesterday at the park, but also collections of moments marked by larger changes, like that party across town or that week at the beach, and even an entire year all at once. That way you can quickly zoom out, drill down, or scrub through to find exactly the photos and videos you want to look at, edit, or share. And all it takes is a few clicks and swipes!

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iCloud Photo Library: Explained

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iCloud Photo Library: Explained

iCloud Photo Library was designed to keep all your personal photos and videos safe, synced, and available on all of your devices.

That sounds simple, but the idea of a hybrid library, where our content seamlessly spans the internet and our iPhones, iPads, and Macs — where the line between online and offline blurs — can be tough to grasp.

For years many of us have manually, meticulously managed our photos and videos — transferring them from our camera and phones over cables and local networks, organizing them into folders, backing them up to drives, and hoping beyond hope each time that nothing would be damaged or lost.

Various online services have popped up to help, but often they're just as manual or they're attached to social networks whose views on privacy might not match our own.

iCloud Photo Library aims to solve all of that, by keeping all of our pictures and videos available, and doing it all automatically.

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How to save space with 'optimized storage' and iCloud Photo Library

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How to save space with 'optimized storage' and iCloud Photo Library

Images and videos eating up all the storage on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac?

With iCloud Photo Library you never have to worry about running out of space again. Thanks to "optimized storage", Apple can intelligently keep track of and manage your free space, ensuring your recent, favorite, and frequently accessed images and videos are immediately available on your device, while your older, less frequently accessed one are kept safely off your device and up on Apple's servers, just a download away. It's not magic, but if you're tight on space, it'll absolutely feel that way.

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Facebook brings Messenger to a standalone site for web browsers

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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

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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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Some awesome tips on being more productive with Slack

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Some awesome tips on being more productive with Slack

Use Slack for group chat and want to know how to get even more out of it?

For those not already familiar, Slack is a group chat tool of sorts. You can join as many teams as you'd like, which makes it a great resource for smaller businesses and even developers. Organizations can even set up different channels and chat groups to fit their specific needs. It's actually what we use here on Mobile Nations to communicate with each other throughout the day. If your organization uses Slack, Dave Chartier over on Finer Tech posted a great list of super useful Slack shortcuts.

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

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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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iCloud Photo Library and Photo Stream: What's the difference?

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iCloud Photo Library and Photo Stream: What's the difference?

What's the difference between iCloud Photo Library and My Photo Stream?

With iCloud Photo Library, you can store all your photos in iCloud with no limits, unlike the traditional Photo Stream we've been accustomed to for the past few years. As long as you have enough iCloud storage, iCloud Photo Library will save all your photos. But what happens to your regular Photo Stream when you enable iCloud Photo Library? And more importantly, where did all your synced albums go? We've got the answers to these questions and more!

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How to use external and referenced libraries with Photos for OS X

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How to use external and referenced libraries with Photos for OS X

Your local Photos library may be larger than your computer's hard drive permits, but you can still view it if you have an external drive.

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Photos for OS X FAQ: What you need to know!

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Photos for OS X FAQ: What you need to know!

Our long national iCloud photo-syncing nightmare is over: Photos for OS X, Yosemite's official successor to iPhoto, is now available with OS X 10.10.3. What's changed from iPhoto? What's stayed the same? Read on. You can also check out our super in-depth Photos for OS X Ultimate Guide and iCloud Photo Library Ultimate Guide for more information, how-tos, and walkthroughs.

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How to use multiple libraries with Photos for OS X

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How to use multiple libraries with Photos for OS X

If you take lots of photos, or you want to keep specific photos separate, you can set up and use multiple libraries.

Whether you want to break up an incredibly large library into more manageable parts, or you want to keep personal and professional pictures and videos separate, or iPhone vs. DSLR, or you want each family member to have their own library, you can easily set up and use them in Photos for OS X.

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