Maintain has released a minor update to its general-purpose maintenance utility Cocktail. Version 4.7.5 adds support for the recently released Mac OS X 10.6.4, improves the Internet cache-clearing capabilities, and adds support for the latest versions of Safari, Chrome, Opera, and OmniWeb. The update also enhances its protection against the HellRTS and OpinionSpy trojan horses, updates the list of Automator actions, and refreshes the Help section. ($14.95, free update, 2.0 MB)
View Extra Audio Details in Snow Leopard
In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.
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