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Springy Dock Tricks

If you drag a file and hover over Dock icons, various useful things happen which are similar to Finder springing. If it's a window, the window un-minimizes from the Dock. If it's a stack, the corresponding folder in the Finder opens. If it's the Finder, it brings the Finder to the foreground and opens a window if one doesn't exist already. But the coolest (and most hidden) springing trick is if you hover over an application and press the Space bar, the application comes to the foreground. This is great for things like grabbing a file from somewhere to drop into a Mail composition window that's otherwise hidden. Grab the file you want, hover over the Mail icon, press the Space bar, and Mail comes to the front for you to drop the file into the compose window. Be sure that Spring-Loaded Folders and Windows is enabled in the Finder Preferences window.

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iTunes 9.2 Released to Support iOS 4 and iPhone 4

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Apple has released iTunes 9.2 with support for iOS 4 and iPhone 4, along with a few other minor changes.

On the iOS front, iTunes 9.2 adds support for syncing the iPhone 4, syncing and reading ebooks with the iPhone and iPod touch once they've been updated to iOS 4 and iBooks 1.1, organizing and syncing PDF files as books with iBooks 1.1, organizing apps into folders on the Apps tab, and faster backup when syncing with iOS 4.

Nonetheless, Apple has made at least one other change to iTunes, an improvement that enables album artwork to appear more quickly. You might also see comments about fixes for security vulnerabilities related to ColorSync profiles, TIFF files, and WebKit. The good news? Those security vulnerabilities and their associated fixes, according to Apple's security notes, affect only the Windows version of iTunes. If you notice any other changes, let us know in the comments!

iTunes 9.2 is a 101.99 MB download from the Apple Support Downloads site; it's also available via Software Update. When you install, expect it to upgrade your iTunes library and album artwork thumbnails.

 

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