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Mac Format - - APPLETALK -

Thank you for last is­sue’s ar­ti­cle about dis­as­ters. I had is­sues with a poorly per­form­ing in­ter­net con­nec­tion and read the ar­ti­cle about how to mon­i­tor the per­for­mance of your Mac us­ing Ac­tiv­ity Mon­i­tor. I clicked on the Net­work tab and dis­cov­ered huge amounts of data were be­ing trans­ferred to iCloud, thereby squash­ing ev­ery­thing else.

The cause of the prob­lem was I had set Aper­ture to up­load all new pho­tos to Photo Stream – I have more than 10,000 pho­tos, and it was crawl­ing through them at a snail’s pace, de­stroy­ing my in­ter­net re­sponse times. Be warned if you set this op­tion in Aper­ture or iPhoto Pref­er­ences, if you have lots of pho­tos and a slow con­nec­tion, as it seems to con­sider all pho­tos on your Mac as new and up­loads them!

Thank you for a great mag­a­zine, which is in­valu­able in sit­u­a­tions like this… keep up the good work. Paul War­wick Tom Har­rod says: We’re glad to have helped in any way, Paul! Many of the MacFor­mat team are big fans of mon­i­tor­ing apps, such as iS­tat Menus, but hav­ing that kind of in­for­ma­tion show­ing at all times is a bit of a niche in­ter­est, we ad­mit. Still, it’s im­por­tant to know where to go to see what your Mac’s do­ing if it does start be­hav­ing oddly, even if you’re not in­ter­ested in fol­low­ing that kind of stuff all the time. can’t Ap­ple stop tweak­ing other pro­grams, many changes be­ing for the worse and not bet­ter. I’d rather pay for the older ver­sion, than have a free ver­sion that is less ef­fec­tive! Will th­ese fea­tures be re­stored? Francesca Shearcroft Christo­pher Phin says: Up­dates to the new ver­sions of the iWork apps have added back some fea­tures that Ap­ple dropped when it first in­tro­duced them, but the two-page view is still miss­ing. And we agree that it’s a par­tic­u­larly egre­gious omis­sion – es­pe­cially since page lay­outs of ex­actly the kind of thing you do, Francesca, are what Pages is sup­posed to be best at! We know Ap­ple plans to keep up­dat­ing iWork, so we hope this is ad­dressed in short or­der.

In the mean­time, don’t for­get that if you up­graded to Mav­er­icks rather than do­ing a fresh in­stall, the old ver­sion of Pages should still be on your ma­chine. Look in your Ap­pli­ca­tions folder for an iWork ’09 folder.

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