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Everyone knows about double-clicking to select words, but did you know that you can, in most applications, triple-click to select an entire line or paragraph?

 
 

ExtraBITS for 06-Apr-09

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Monoprice Offers Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter -- Looking for a way to hook up your Mini DisplayPort-equipped Mac to an HDTV? Ars Technica reports that accessories wholesaler Monoprice is offering a $14 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter. Most interestingly, the HDCP-compliant adapter enables playback of protected HD content on your Mac - such as you might buy from the iTunes Store - to be displayed on an HDTV, something that isn't possible on many monitors. (Posted 2009-04-06)


Stanford's iPhone Development Class Available Online -- Want to be an iPhone developer but don't know where to start? You can now sit in on the Stanford University School of Engineering's iPhone development class for free. Stanford will be posting all 10 weeks of the course's lectures on iTunes U, as well as on the CS 193P course Web page. The class, taught by several Apple employees, is normally harder to get into than Studio 54, with 150 students competing for only 60 spots this semester. (Posted 2009-04-06)


Peter Cohen Tees off on MacHeist Twitter Spam -- Peter Cohen of Macworld does an excellent job laying out the case for why MacHeist inducing their customers to tweet an ad for the MacHeist software bundle constitutes spamming. Twitter Commandment #7: Thou shalt not tweet in my name. (Posted 2009-04-03)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>