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ChronoSync Secret Menubar Shortcut

For a quick way to run a ChronoSync document without opening it, use the ChronoSync menu in the menubar. Select "Show ChronoSync menu in menubar" in ChronoSync's General Preferences window to activate the menu bar menu. Once activated, you'll see the ChronoSync circling arrows icon in the menu bar, at the top right of your screen.

You can open any scheduled ChronoSync document directly from the menu bar. If you hold down the Option key while selecting a ChronoSync document, the synchronization will run immediately without the ChronoSync document opening.

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Aperture 3.3

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With the release of Aperture 3.3, Apple ties its professional photo organizer and editor more closely with iPhoto ’11 via a new unified library. You can now access the same images in both Aperture and iPhoto without having to import and export photos manually, and the two apps share Faces, Places, slideshows, and albums. Aperture 3.3 is also optimized for the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display (see “New MacBook Pro Features Retina Display, Flash Memory,” 11 June 2012). The update also brings a number of new features, including support for AVCHD video, Skin Tone and Natural Gray modes added to the White Balance tool, an improved Highlights & Shadows tool, and an Auto Enhance button added to the Adjustments panel. The user interface has been tweaked, adding a new manual option to customize the sort order in the Projects view via drag-and-drop; displaying Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe albums as thumbnails when accounts are selected in the source list; and modifying some terminology (“Original” instead of “Master” and “Info” instead of “Metadata”). Note that Aperture 3.3 now requires Mac OS X 10.7.4 — these changes aren’t available to users running 10.6 Snow Leopard. ($79.99 new in the Mac App Store, free update, 528 MB)

 

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Comments about Aperture 3.3

It's perhaps worth nothing that this version of Aperture drops support for Snow Leopard.
ReistadLier  2012-06-13 06:54
I quite agree. I have a machine with Snow Leopard which is not possible to upgrade to Lion. I use that machine to receive files for back-up from my MacBook Pro. I was shocked when I saw that the file format of 3.3 was not supported by Aperture 3.2.4 and that it was not possible to upgrade to 3.3 on Snow Leopard.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-06-13 08:53
Indeed - that totally slipped by us until we realized that it wasn't showing up in Software Update on a Snow Leopard Mac. Same for iPhoto 9.3 and iMovie 9.0.6 - I've updated appropriately.