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Instant Full-Screen Slideshow

For an instant full-screen slideshow of a bunch of pictures, select them in the Finder, and press Command-Option-Y. (This is the same as pressing the Space bar, clicking the full-screen button in the Quick Look toolbar, and clicking the play button.)

 
 

Fantastical 2 Aims to Replace Apple’s Calendar

If you’re dissatisfied with Apple’s Calendar app, the new Fantastical 2 from Flexibits is worth a look to see if it’s more to your liking. And even if you’re not considering replacing Calendar, read on, because some of Fantastical’s features might change your mind.

 
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Inconsistent Support Bedevils MacBook Pros Suffering from “Staingate”

Twitter’s Meerkat Killer, Periscope, Has Arrived

Launcher for iOS Finds the Rock

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 9: Manage iCloud Security

Chapter 9 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Force Touch Trackpad Makes MacBooks More Compelling

 

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Macs Not Vulnerable to BadUSB Attack

Apple Pay Exposes Insecure Bank Policies

iCloud Not Receiving Mail Reliably from Gmail

BusyContacts Turbo Charges Mac Contact Management

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 8: Surf the Web Safely

Chapter 8 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

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