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View Extra Battery Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Battery icon in the menu bar to show the battery's current condition - Normal is good. Other messages might read Replace Soon, Replace Now, Check Battery, or Service Battery. Choosing the message opens a Mac Help document with more information.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 06-Jul-09

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Why AT&T Has a Lock on the iPhone -- Glenn Fleishman's article on why you won't see an iPhone on Verizon (or other networks in the United States) generates discussion of data capacity, coverage area, and hardware. (17 messages)


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