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Quickly Navigate Up in the Finder

If you're in a Finder window and want to navigate up a level in the folder hierarchy beyond the currently selected level, simply press Command-Up arrow. (You can also Command-click the Finder window's title to pop up a menu of higher levels.)

 
 

Airfoil 4.0.2

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Single-cell software company Rogue Amoeba has released Airfoil 4.0.2, an update to its utility for sending your Mac's audio to all sorts of devices. The new version includes a slew of bug fixes; chief among them are improved AppleScript support, better Instant On performance, better full-screen playback in Airfoil's Video Player, smoother network load performance, and fixes for several rare crashes. Also in the release are several new features, including a Deselect All Speakers menu item, support for Flash 10.2, and window state saving across sessions. ($25 new, free update, 11.1 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
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