Mac App Store Bug Is Upgrading Illegal and Trial Software For Free

As well as giving away OS X 10.9 Mavericks for free, Apple has also promised to update iWork and iLife gratis, too, for anyone that bought a Mac after October 1st. But there's a glitch in the system that means people with illegal or trial copies of the software are being given free updates too. » 10/24/13 7:02am 10/24/13 7:02am

8 Incredible Images That Make Mars Look Like A Petri Dish

Though NASA sadly spent its recent 55th birthday furloughing employees thanks to the government shutdown, the discovery of water in Martian soil just a week earlier made for a pretty thrilling development at the agency. » 10/07/13 9:00am 10/07/13 9:00am

Explaining What the Hell F-Stop Is, and How It Can Change Your…

F-stop is to photography beginners what inorganic chemistry is to an MFA graduate: some kind of black magic that only makes sense to experts. That said, I'm sure plenty of seasoned photographers use f-stop numbers without knowing what they really mean, too. But no more, because this video explains the concept in a way … » 4/03/12 5:13am 4/03/12 5:13am

The Only Lens Tutorial You'll Need (Plus: Vikings)

Lenses. They're your most powerful photographic tool, if you know how to harness their mighty power (and manage not to shatter them). And you know what? Chances are that even if you think you're a lensmaster, you've still got a lot to learn. And these guys are going to teach you. » 8/16/11 12:00am 8/16/11 12:00am

Aperture 3 Fix Promises Improved Stability (But Still Might Gobble…

Apple quickly put out a patch for Aperture 3 to improve stability and resolve issues for a great many things including:
• Upgrading libraries from earlier versions of Aperture
• Importing libraries from iPhoto
• Importing photos directly from a camera
• Memory usage when processing heavily-retouched photos
• Face… » 2/24/10 5:19pm 2/24/10 5:19pm

Apple Aperture 2.1: Now With Plug-In Architecture

Today Apple have tweaked Aperture up to version 2.1. The biggest change is an open architecture allowing third-party plugins, hopefully adding some of the picture-editing tools Aperture had been lacking. Apple are even starting you off for free with a new "Dodge and burn" plug-in, and more are due soon. Version 2.1 is a… » 3/28/08 8:39am 3/28/08 8:39am