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Removing Photos from iPhoto

Despite iPhoto's long history, many people continue to be confused about exactly what happens when you delete a photo. There are three possibilities.

If you delete a photo from an album, book, card, calendar, or saved slideshow, the photo is merely removed from that item and remains generally available in your iPhoto library.

If, however, you delete a photo while in Events or Photos view, that act moves the photo to iPhoto's Trash. It's still available, but...

If you then empty iPhoto's Trash, all photos in it will be deleted from the iPhoto library and from your hard disk.

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Bonus Stories for 15 February 2010

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Our staff and contributors have been overwhelming us with great content of late, prompted in large part by Apple's iPad announcement, but in case you read TidBITS only in email, we wanted to make sure you didn't miss these great articles simply because timely Macworld 2010 news took over this week's issue. These articles will likely appear in the future, but if you want to read them now, just visit our Web site (where you can make comments too!).


Does the iPhone OS Need Multitasking? -- A common complaint about the iPhone OS is that it doesn't allow multitasking. But the situation isn't that simple, since the iPhone OS does have some forms of multitasking, and even the term "multitasking" has many different meanings. Adam explores all the possibilities, and the likelihood of seeing support for them in the future. (Adam C. Engst, 8 February 2010)


Zombie Authors Threaten Fiction Ebook Market, from the Grave! -- Chris Pepper looks at what's happening with books and reading, and ponders the impending impact on living authors, who are at risk of having their livelihoods (if not their brains) eaten by zombies like Jane Austen, Mark Twain, and Jules Verne. (Chris Pepper, 3 February 2010)


(Not) Getting Things Done with Bumptop for Mac -- Frustrated by the way the Desktop doesn't work with Spaces for organizing files and folders used in different projects, Jeff Porten takes the desktop replacement Bumptop for a spin. Alas, its representation of the physical world ends up being more trouble than it's worth. (Jeff Porten, 3 February 2010)


Greenpeace Hitching Itself to Apple's Star? -- Greenpeace recently released its latest consumer electronic company rankings, with Apple topping one list and moving up on another. Greenpeace has previously garnered attention for its cause by slamming Apple; now the organization appears to be soliciting attention by praising Apple. To what degree does Greenpeace depend on Apple, and does that dependence shape its ranking methodology? (Doug McLean, 2 February 2010)


Prepare Your Enterprise for the iPad -- As with the iPhone, the iPad's undeniable consumer appeal means that IT departments shouldn't be surprised when users start bringing them to work. (Rich Mogull, 2 February 2010)


Find Free and Inexpensive Wi-Fi -- Why pay for Wi-Fi? This article is our ongoing guide for finding free Wi-Fi in the United States, with reminders about how to use Wi-Fi services that your broadband provider may already offer you. We also offer tips about paying the least for the best. (Glenn Fleishman, 23 December 2009)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>