Apple has a new OS X 10.10.3 update that will soon be released. It is currently in Beta test and the actual release date has not been announced.
My reason for writing about it now is that this update will require some decisions that may not be obvious.
One of the big changes in 10.10.3 will be related to the new Photos App. I have been looking forward to this release. When Release 10.10 (Yosemite) came out, Apple users were notified that Photos would replace the iPhoto application and the Aperture application, which I used, with a simpler all-in-one editor.
When I installed OS X 10.10, I removed Aperture from my systems and started using GIMP on the interim.
While Photos will not be as capable as Aperture, on release, it should satisfy my needs and has a much nicer photo management system. That is the good news.
It also will begin using iCloud storage for the photo library so that it can sync across all Apple devices. iCloud storage only provides 5GB free and if I were to chose to sync across all of my devices, it would not contain all of my library.
There are pricing plans for increasing your space to meet your requirements.
While cost is a factor, my recent test of using cloud storage (iDrive), proved to me that, in Panama at least, this may be a very bad idea.
While I had been looking forward to this upgrade, I am not sure I want to upgrade to the new Photos application until I know more. I do know, I will not move to the new iCloud storage. Cost is one factor, but performance under Cable Onda is another.
It appears that, with the update, I will be able to decline iCloud Storage and use only local storage. As long as this is true, I will upgrade. This is the first truly controversial Apple upgrade I have encountered and it will require thought before blindly installing it.