How to remove duplicate photos
Managing disk storage space is one of the great Sisyphean tasks of the information age.
No matter how much you have, it's never enough, and you're always on the verge of running out.
That's why you should check out our top post, which guides you through using a little-known tool Apple built right into the Photos app -- a duplicate image remover.
The new tool is surprisingly sophisticated, and something Apple had to implement before turning on iCloud Shared Photo Library, which can lead to a lot of duplicates.
Also in today's newsletter:
- Learn how to set automations using your HomePod mini's newly turned-on humidity and temperature sensors.
- Momax has a new wireless charging station that delivers a whopping 100W of power, to up to seven devices at once.
- New renderings show what the Apple AR/VR headset might look like based on the latest rumors. Would you wear it?
— Leander Kahney, EIC.
You could have dozens of copies of the same images in your Photos library, taking up space on your phone and in your iCloud account. Luckily, Apple offers an easy-to-use little tool that lets you find duplicate photos and delete the copies, all right from the Photos app.
A message from Momax
The Momax 100W 6-Port Charging Station's name pretty much says it all, minus one crucial feature. Not only does it deliver a blistering 100 watts of power via six convenient USB-C and USB-A ports, it can fast-charge wirelessly. You just lay your iPhone or another Qi-enabled device on top of the station for that. Plus, it’s reasonably priced — and Cult of Mac readers can get 10% off with the discount code CULTOFMAC10 at Amazon checkout.
Those eager for their first glimpse at Apple’s VR/AR headset should check out a concept design that might well be our best look yet at a product supposedly coming later this year. It’s heavily based on leaked info about the upcoming virtual reality/augmented reality device — possibly called the “Reality Pro” — but with style added.
Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Hal Howell recently shipped his computer setup to Cult of Mac for inspection, so to speak. He emailed photos and words, anyway. He runs an Intel Mac mini with an outboard engine of sorts on it for extra graphics processing power, plus Satechi USB-C hubs with extra ballast (er, storage). Check out the full manifest of the Navy man’s gear.
Tweetz 'o the day
It's been 10 days with this beautiful machine and I've still not charged it. MacBook Air M2, it's basically Pro.
— Charles Patterson (@CharlesPattson)
Jan 25, 2023
The new Mac mini M2 Pro I have was made in Malaysia.
— Aaron Zollo (@zollotech)
Jan 24, 2023
One more thing...
"I've always thought it would be really wonderful to have a little box, a sort of slate that you could carry along with you."
Would you, in fact, wear those VR glasses in the post above?