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How to Change a Bunch of Fetch Shortcut Passwords Quickly

Do you have a dozen - or more - Fetch shortcuts that all use the same password? Did that password just change? If you can manage a simple AppleScript, you can use this one to change all the passwords at once.

set password of shortcut "my shortcut" to "my new password"

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Just got an iPhone 3G -- Are services offering to unlock the iPhone legitimate? (7 messages)


Google Chrome OS to Power Netbooks in 2010 -- Chrome OS will rely on Web apps, which were moderately successful on the iPhone before real applications were enabled. Will they succeed on Google's operating system? (7 messages)


TidBITS marked as spam? Why would Entourage mark a TidBITS issue as spam, when other issues have never been flagged, and there's no obvious trigger that would engage the filters? (16 messages)


Password for email on iPhone -- If you're concerned about someone breaking your four-digit passcode on the iPhone, you can enable the option to erase the memory after ten failed attempts. (3 messages)


Where's my Notifications! One would expect more iPhone apps to take advantage of push notifications, but setting them up seems to be a barrier to entry at the moment. (15 messages)


Oxford English Dictionary Returns to the Mac -- The O.E.D. is also available online with a subscription, and according to a developer who works on the site, Mac support is a high priority. (6 messages)


Ailing external hard drive -- Zeroing the data on an external hard disk seems to have fixed a glitch it was experiencing. Also discussed: where should you go to purchase computer hardware. (16 messages)


Can anyone recommend a lanyard for Apple's Bluetooth Headset? Readers suggest accessories that help prevent losing small items like Bluetooth headsets. (3 messages)


iMac screen problem -- Screen irregularities bring up the question of whether the problem can easily be traced to the screen itself, the cabling, or the graphics hardware (which would necessitate a logic board replacement). (2 messages)


Palm Desktop Conversion -- What options are available for extracting data from the aging Palm Desktop? (7 messages)

 

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