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How to set your desktop picture in Photos for OS X

How to set your desktop picture in Photos for OS X

Want to rock a photo from your library on your desktop? Photos for OS X makes it easy. Photos for OS X may look very different from Aperture or iPhoto, but it still offers many of the same features — including a quick way to set a photo as your desktop picture. It's great for those moments when...
What we're expecting from WWDC 2015

What we're expecting from WWDC 2015

WWDC 2015 is around the corner. What are you expecting? Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference, themed "The epicenter of change," will kick off June 8 this year and run a full week, closing on June 12. Here's what iMore's staff is looking forward to seeing from the company's keynote and state...
Apple releases new beta of iCloud for Windows

Apple releases new beta of iCloud for Windows

Apple has released a new beta version of iCloud for Windows to AppleSeed testers. First launched in September 2014, iCloud for Windows enables users to get their iCloud Drive content on their Windows desktop. Users also have access to their iCloud Photo Stream and Photo Sharing. For those that...
How to set up, sync, backup, and restore with iCloud: The ultimate guide

How to set up, sync, backup, and restore with iCloud: The ultimate guide

One of the most important features of iCloud is the ability to sync, backup, and restore. Over the years, Apple has added more and more layers onto the iCloud service. It integrates with iMessage, makes photos more accessible than ever with iCloud Photo Library, and even lets us share purchases...
How to use iCloud's Family Sharing with Photos for OS X

How to use iCloud's Family Sharing with Photos for OS X

You can't sync your entire iCloud Photo Library with your family, but you can still share images with them. While iCloud Photo Library supports syncing your photos, videos, and albums across your own personal devices, it doesn't offer an option to sync everything to a family member's device:...
How to use Photos for OS X with multiple Macs

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...
iCloud Photo Library: Explained

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...
How to save space on your Mac with 'optimized storage' and iCloud Photo Library

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

Images and videos eating up all the storage on your 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...
iCloud Photo Library and Photo Stream: What's the difference?

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...
How to import your iPhoto Library into Photos for OS X

How to import your iPhoto Library into Photos for OS X

Make Photos for OS X shine — add photos by importing your iPhoto library. Photos for OS X makes it easy for you to import your iPhoto Library into the app. If you just have a single iPhoto Library, Photos will do the work automatically for you. If you have multiple libraries, you'll have to...
How to set up and start using Photos for OS X

How to set up and start using Photos for OS X

Photos for OS X opens the door to a new era of Mac image management. Apple's new Photos for OS X builds upon foundations laid by iPhoto and Photos for iOS to offer users a speedy and functional way to manage, edit, and share all their images. Whether this is your first time using a photo...
Review: Photos for OS X takes the stress out of photo management

Review: Photos for OS X takes the stress out of photo management

After almost a year of teasing, developer releases, and public betas, Photos for OS X is here and ready for action. Like the iMovie, Final Cut, and iWork re-imaginings before it, Photos for OS X has taken the bones of iPhoto and Aperture to create an entirely new photo management program. There...
How to use iCloud Photo Library: The ultimate guide

How to use iCloud Photo Library: The ultimate guide

iCloud Photo Library aims to deliver on the promise of having all your photos available on all your devices all of the time. To accomplish this, iCloud Photo Library works with Photos for iOS and Photos for OS X, as well as iCloud.com, as the glue that holds everything together. Shoot a video on...
Which iCloud services are you using?

Which iCloud services are you using?

iCloud offers numerous services, including mail, contacts, and calendars, iCloud Drive, iCloud Photo Library, Backup, iCloud Keychain, and Find my iPhone. Which iCloud features do you use? If you have an Apple ID, including an iTunes account, you have an iCloud account. You just have to use it...
Web-only access to iWork apps leaves beta

Web-only iWork apps leave beta, become free for all

Apple is now letting anyone create a free Apple ID on iCloud.com and use Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for free. This comes just two weeks after the initiative was first rolled out in beta. It lets anyone — Apple device owner or not — create an Apple ID and get 1GB of free iCloud Drive storage that...
Here's how to copy photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

Here's how to copy photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

Confused about how to sync your Mac or Windows PC photos to your iPhone or iPad? We've got you covered. Apple's new Photos app for OS X (and with it, full iCloud Photo Library support on your Mac) is on its way, but until it arrives, people are stuck in photographic limbo, relying on iTunes or...
How to use iCloud Drive: The ultimate guide

How to use iCloud Drive: The ultimate guide

iCloud Drive is Apple's online storage service — a place to keep all your files and access them from all your Apple devices, including your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. If you're new to iCloud Drive and not sure how to get started, you've come to the right place. Follow along and we'll walk you...
Excel iPhone

Microsoft updates Office for iPhone and iPad with iCloud Drive sync

Microsoft has today released an update for Excel, PowerPoint and Word on iPhone and iPad. Version 1.6 introduces iCloud Drive synchronisation support, as well as implementing some minor bug fixes. The company now enables users to open, edit and save documents using iCloud Drive over Microsoft'...
iCloud beta now lets anyone create an Apple ID and use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for free

iCloud beta now lets anyone create an Apple ID and use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for free

Good news for people wanting to use Apple's productivity software: starting tonight, anyone, with or without a Mac or iOS device, will be able to create an Apple ID and sign in to the iCloud beta website to start using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for free. When users visit beta.icloud.com,...
How to enable two-step verification for your Apple ID

How to set up two-factor authentication for iCloud

Most people use their Apple ID account not only for iCloud data, but to purchase content from iTunes and the App Store. That means that anyone who gets ahold of your account or manages to change your password could have access to your personal information and credit card information. If you want...

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