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How to delete multiple photos and videos at once in Messages for iPhone and iPad

Pictures and videos stored in the Messages app can take up lots of storage space on your iPhone and iPad.

If you've already saved a lot of them, there's little reason to keep them hanging around in the Messages app. Deleting them all one by one would be a daunting and tedious task. Instead, you can delete multiple images or videos at once in the Messages app. You've just got to know where to look!

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How to view all photos in the Collections and Years sections of Photos for iPhone and iPad

By default the collections and years views in the Photos app don't show all your photos — but you can change that.

If you use the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad to sort, organize, and find your photos, there are lots of ways you can make that task easier. While one is simply using the search feature, another is by adjust exactly what the Photos tab shows under the Collections and Years views. By default you only see a summary of photos that iOS picks at random. If you'd rather see all your photos in these views, you just have to change a setting!

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How to search pictures and videos in Photos for iPhone and iPad

If you have thousands of photos and videos on your iPhone or iPad, finding a particular one can be a challenge.

Luckily, the built-in Photos app offers some incredibly useful search tools. As long as you can remember where or when a photo or video was taken, the Photos app can help narrow down your search quickly. And if you've tagged Faces in Photos for OS X, you can even search for people, too! As long as you remember something about the picture or video in question, odds are the Photos app can help you track it down.

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How to delete, recover, and eradicate pictures and videos in Photos for OS X

Photos for OS X lets you quickly and easily delete pictures and videos from both your Mac and the cloud.

Whether you're trying to free up storage, battling duplicates, eliminating personal photos no one else ever needs to see, or just cutting out the bad shots, Photos for OS X makes it easy to delete single or multiple pictures or videos. If you're using iCloud Photo Library, anything you delete on your Mac will also be deleted on all your other iCloud Photo Library-enabled devices, including your iPhone and/or iPad. Deleted pictures and videos can be recovered for up to 30 days, however, or can be deleted immediately and forever. Here's how!

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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 access iCloud Photo Library on the web

iCloud Photo Library lets you easily access all your pictures and videos from anywhere, including the web.

Sure, the Photos apps for iOS and OS X are fast, convenient, and pack a lot of features, but there might come a time when you don't have either available to you. That's when iCloud Photo Library being part of iCloud really comes in handy — because you can access everything you have online straight from any web browser you have available to you. All you need is a connection, your Apple ID, and iCloud.com.

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iPhoto for Mac update prepares for transition to the new Photos app

iPhoto for Mac nabbed an update today that fixes a couple of bugs and, more importantly, sets the stage for an easier transition to the Photos app coming later this spring.

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How would you change Apple's Photos app?

Photos was one of the apps that not only drove people to buy the original iPhone, but helped them show off why they bought it. Yes, Mike Matas and team had us at pinch-to-zoom. Over the years, Apple introduced video, integrated with additional services like Flickr, and added basic editing tools and filters. The biggest improvements, however, came with iOS 7 — and a whole new Photos app. It offered all an all-new organizational model, based on Years, Collections, and Moments, much better, non-destructive editing tools, and integration with iCloud Photo Library, which promised better storage and sync for all photos and videos. In other words, along with Photos for Mac, Apple has made it a core part of their operating systems.

But that was then and this is now. So, what would you like to see Apple do with Photos next?

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Apple confirms Aperture for Mac won't be available after Photos is released

Apple has now confirmed that its current Aperture app for the Mac won't be available to purchase once the new Photos app is released to the public sometime later this spring. The Photos app was made available for OS 10.10.3 testers and developers last week.

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New UXKit developer framework identified in Photos for Mac

Apple released 10.10.3 to developers today, offering up the first release of Photos for Mac, the long-awaited replacement for iPhoto. It's not available publicly yet — only to registered developers and others with access to Apple's development builds of OS X Yosemite, at this hour. But something's caught the eye of developers who have downloaded it.

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