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Just Show Me the Pictures!

Do you ever find that you don't have time to read those long email missives from Aunt Carol, but really do want to see the photos that she has lovingly attached? In Apple Mail, click the Quick Look button located in the message header. You'll get an easily browsed view of just the attached photos, and you can even add them to iPhoto, if you like!

 
 

Xserve EFI Firmware Update 1.2

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Apple has released a firmware update for early 2009 Xserve models that improves "compatibility with virtualization products utilizing VT-d and system reliability during the boot process." More information regarding installing firmware updates on Intel-based Macs is available on Apple's Web site. Instructions for updating a headless (i.e. without monitor) Xserve are also available. (Free, 1.81 MB)

 

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