Congratulations to Janice Ferrera at yahoo.com, Tom Serkowski of serkowski.com, and Kevin Stout at yahoo.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in the last DealBITS drawing and who received a copy of FotoMagico Pro 3, worth $149. Also receiving a copy is Mark Vopat at gmail.com, for referring Kevin to this DealBITS drawing. But don't fret if you didn't win, since Boinx Software is offering a 20-percent-off discount on either FotoMagico Home or FotoMagico Pro 3 to all TidBITS readers through 10 May 2010; enter "FMDeal" in the Coupon/Promo Code field on the second screen of Boinx Software's online store to get your discount. Thanks to the 810 people who entered this DealBITS drawing, and we hope you'll continue to participate in the future!
Mac OS X Services in Snow Leopard
Mac OS X Services let one application supply its powers to another; for example, a Grab service helps TextEdit paste a screenshot into a document. Most users either don't know that Services exist, because they're in an obscure hierarchical menu (ApplicationName > Services), or they mostly don't use them because there are so many of them.
Snow Leopard makes it easier for the uninitiated to utilize this feature; only services appropriate to the current context appear. And in addition to the hierarchical menu, services are discoverable as custom contextual menu items - Control-click in a TextEdit document to access the Grab service, for instance.
In addition, the revamped Keyboard preference pane lets you manage services for the first time ever. You can enable and disable them, and even change their keyboard shortcuts.
- DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of FotoMagico Pro 3 (09 Apr 10)
Published in TidBITS 1025.
Subscribe to our weekly email edition.
- Four TidBITS Staffers Honored in 2010 MacTech 25
- Apple Posts $3.07 Billion Profit for Q2 2010
- Undercover Theft-Recovery Software Update Gives You the Details
- iPad Camera Connection Kit Works Simply and Well
- iPad USB Camera Adapter Supports Audio Headsets, Too
- Increase Your iPad Media Storage for Just $49
- An Introduction to File Encryption in Mac OS X
- TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 26 April 2010
- ExtraBITS for 26 April 2010