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View Extra Bluetooth Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar to view a few additional items in the Bluetooth menu. Specifically, it enables you to open three utility applications: Bluetooth Explorer, Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility, and PacketLogger. These are likely of interest primarily to experts, but if you're having troubles with Bluetooth, the Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility in particular may be useful. (These tools are available only if you've installed Apple's Developer Tools.)

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QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3

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Apple has released QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard with absolutely no release notes, so there's no telling what has changed. Remember that Snow Leopard now comes with a new QuickTime Player for QuickTime X, so the only reason you would want QuickTime Player 7 is because it supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files on Snow Leopard. It also accepts QuickTime 7 Pro registration codes, which turn on QuickTime Pro functions. Apple explains more at this Knowledge Base article. (Free, 10.65 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>
 

Comments about QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3
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Chris Pepper  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-05-19 04:58
Player 7 also allows screen captures, which X does not. I use 7 every time I post a video, to grab a frame for the poster link.
Johan Olie  An apple icon for a Friend of TidBITS 2010-05-20 15:23
Quicktime Player 7 also allows f.i. rotating a movie. In version 10 I have not found this functionality yet.
I dont think this is new... I have that version (7,6,6) since more than one year.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-05-25 07:11
Yes, it's very odd. 7.6.6 just appeared on Apple's Support Downloads page, and different people have different versions for no apparent reason (I have 7.6.3, for instance).