Crucial SSD Upgrade Made My Old MacBook Pro Better than New

Crucial SSD MacBook Pro Swap

I had an aging MacBook Pro. It’s a 2011 model, which I believe is the first model with Thunderbolt. And while the Thunderbolt connectivity has been great, the internal 5400RPM hard drive has gotten slower and slower over the years.

After hearing plenty of reports on the benefits of upgrading to an internal SSD drive in these MacBook models, I finally bit the (surprising affordable) bullet and picked up a Crucial 512GB SSD for a little over $200. [Read more...]

Adobe Releases Photoshop Mix Version 1.1

Photoshop Mix Update

Adobe has released a new update for Photoshop Mix, which is a free app for the iPad. New features in version 1.1 include the following:

  • Image Swap, enabling users to change the order of layers in a Mix project by dragging and dropping thumbnails
  • Redesigned undo and redo experience enabling for more creative freedom
  • Full round-trip editing capabilities between Photoshop Express and Photoshop Mix
  • Ability to save full resolution files to the user’s local camera roll
  • Support for large panoramic files, as well as PNG file formats

Photoshop Mix is available here on the iTunes App Store.

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.06

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 5.06, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11.

You can download the update from Apple’s website.