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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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Apple Plans Auction for Contested WWDC 2013 Registration Spots

Every year, the mad scramble among developers gets crazier, as registrations for Apple’s developer conference sell out within hours — usually to those living in earlier time zones. Apple has a plan to change that.Show full article

Help Write “Take Control of Crowd Sourcing”

We’re trying something new with Take Control to bring in new voices — lots of them, including you! Our next book, called “Take Control of Crowdsourcing,” will be written and edited not by our standard authors and editors, but by anyone who wants to contribute a small or large amount of time to the effort. All profits will go to the Wikimedia Foundation.Show full article

Dropbox to Become iOS File System for Real?

With dissatisfaction over document and data sharing in iOS growing, and Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive providing better options for competing mobile operating systems, rumors are suggesting that Apple is trying to acquire the cloud file-sharing service Dropbox.Show full article

Mac Pro Replaced by Mac Prime

Apple’s new high-end desktop Mac breaks all the rules — and smashes all previous performance barriers.Show full article

OS X 10.8.3 Checkbox Restores Snow Leopard Document Saving

With no fanfare, Apple has restored a major aspect of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard behavior to OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion.Show full article

App Store 2.0 Policies Address Developer Complaints

Never let it be said that Apple is deaf to developer concerns! With a quiet update to the iTunes Connect Web portal for managing submissions to the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple has addressed the top three developer complaints: paid upgrades, trial versions, and the capability to engage with customers.Show full article

iCloud for Families Debuts

Apple has released an unexpected update to iCloud with a host of useful features for managing the complexities of modern family life. Some of the capabilities of iCloud for Families will no doubt generate controversy, but overall, we expect that parents will welcome the additional communication and control.Show full article

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