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Enter Dashboard, Expose, or Spaces Temporarily

Hold down F9, F10, F11, or F12 (or whatever you've set for the Expose and Spaces keyboard shortcuts) for a few seconds, and then release the key to enter and leave the appropriate mode without having to press the key again. This is particularly useful for Dashboard, in which you can check the contents of a widget and then return to your work with only a single key press.

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Cyberduck 4.0.1

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File-transfer utility Cyberduck has reached version 4.0.1. The software — which is now also available for Windows — features a new implementation of FTP and adds support for connecting to Azure and Dropbox. Cyberduck now also supports multipart uploads with parallelism and the new 5 TB Object Size Limit when working with Amazon S3 servers. Other improvements include an option to purge CDN files with Cloud Files and Akamai, new localizations, and an Upload command in the Finder’s contextual menu. The new version also includes numerous bug fixes; detailed release notes are available at Cyberduck’s Web site. (Free, 22 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>