Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday June 16 at 7:00 p.m., Q&A at 6:30 p.m.

Jul20

The next Mini’app’les meeting is Tuesday, July 21st, the third Tuesday of the month, at the Hackfactory (3119 E. 26th Street Minneapolis, MN 55406). At 6:30 p.m., members of the board and other knowledgable people will be available if you have specific questions you would like answered. We will do our best to address your question and help you troubleshoot the issue.

Apple released 10.11, El Capitan, public beta a few weeks ago. We look through some of the new features starting at 7:00 p.m.  Just as Mountain Lion made improvements to Lion, El Capitan is focused on improvements on Yosemite. Spotlight is smarter, the Finder can manage windows better, and there are improvements in the built in apps. We will preview some of these improvements. You can download the public beta of El Capitan at http://beta.apple.com. Remember this is beta software, there are bugs and compatibility issues.

We look forward to seeing you there.

iPhoto with OS X 10.10.4

Jul20

I still use iPhoto since Photos does not do everything that iPhoto does.  So today I upgraded an old MacBook to Yosemite OS X 10.10.4 and iPhoto would not work.  It said to search the Mac App Store and download a new version, but no new version was found.  Apple dropped it when Photos was released.  A little Googlin’ revealed that if you had iPhoto before you could get it from the Purchases tab of the Mac App Store.

Lo and behold, there it was but it had an Open button since iPhoto was already installed. Clicking the Open button did no good and gave me same error.  Checking, I found that I had iPhoto 9.6 which had been working with Yosemite just last month.  Checking a newer Mac, I found that iPhoto 9.6.1 was working fine with the  latest Yosemite so I copied it over to the old MacBook where it worked fine.

I wondered what I would have done if I didn’t have 9.6.1 to replace 9.6.  What if I deleted 9.6 before checking the App Store?  I did so but there still was an Open button under Purchases because iPhoto was also on the backup drive.  Anyway, once I removed all copies of iPhoto from the MacBook, the App Store presented me with an Install button and subsequently installed iPhoto 9.6.1.

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