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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17 January 2011

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Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.9 -- Rogue Amoeba has updated Audio Hijack Pro to version 2.9.9, fixing problems customers ran into when using Skype 2.8 and Skype 5. ($32 new, free update, 6.8 MB)

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Typinator 4.3 -- The fine folks at Ergonis Software love to save you keystrokes, and to that aim, they’ve updated Typinator to version 4.3. One new feature offers quick definitions of your saved snippets directly from the Typinator menu, or via configurable hotkeys. Issues with expansions in FreeHand, Sparrow, Google Docs (in Firefox), Google Chrome, RubyMine, Sigil, FocusWriter, and TeXworks are all addressed. An incorrect startup log message on Mac OS X 10.4 is also fixed. (€19.99 new, free update, 3.3 MB)

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