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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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Spaceward Ho! Details

Spaceward Ho! Delta Tao Software, Inc. 760 Harvard St. Sunnyvale, CA 94087 408/730-9336 Rating: 9 Penguins out of a possible 10 Summary: -- Spaceward Ho! is a "conquer the universe" game by Delta Tao Software, the small company that challenged the graphics software powers-that-be with Color MacCheeseShow full article


Everyone always talks about how the Macintosh increases productivity. Well, sometimes it's nice to find something that will significantly (and temporarily, your boss hopes) decrease your productivity, namely a good gameShow full article

How To Play

As with many good games, the idea behind Spaceward Ho! is simple (but vaguely megalomaniacal): rule the galaxy. In order to do this, one must build fleets and colonize planetsShow full article

Playing the Game

Playing Spaceward Ho! is simple (just like life, right?). Starting a new game gives you a few options: number of stars in the galaxy (i.e. how long the game will take), galaxy shape (can change the difficulty), number of opponents, and opponent skill levelShow full article

Network Play

I still haven't beaten four computer players on ingenious mode (well, not without cheating), so needless to say, you don't have to have a network to enjoy Spaceward Ho! Nevertheless, there's something so much more enjoyable about bashing your best friend's head instead of a computer'sShow full article


One of the best parts of Spaceward Ho! is that it's well-balanced. Allocating funds doesn't bog down the game - everything is graphically displayed as a bar-chartShow full article

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