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Verify Turned-Off Apple Wireless Keyboard

Can't tell if you've turned off your Apple Wireless Keyboard to prevent it from waking up an iOS device or running down its batteries? Tap the Caps Lock key, and if it illuminates, the keyboard is on; otherwise not.

 
 

PageSender 4.6

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SmileOnMyMac has released a small update to the company's fax application PageSender. The latest version adds support for eight new international fax-via-email services including Concord Fax, Rogers Business Internet Fax, SRFax, Soho66, Faxmate, Singtel, eCall.ch, and Axiatel. The update also now utilizes the in-product purchasing method FastSpring, addresses a possible crash that could occur when viewing incomplete faxes, and fixes several other unspecified bugs. ($39.95 new, free upgrade from 4.x, 6.2 MB)

 

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>