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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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Apple Releases iOS 4.3 in Advance of iPad 2

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Apple has released iOS 4.3, bringing improvements such as improved AirPlay performance, iPhone Personal Hotspot, iTunes Home Sharing, and, at long last, the option to configure the iPad's side switch to either lock screen rotation or mute audio. See "Apple Previews New Features in iOS 4.3 " (2 March 2011) for more details on what's included in the update.

iOS 4.3 runs on the iPad, iPhone 4 (but only the GSM model), iPhone 3GS, and the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch. To update your device, connect it to your computer, select it in the sidebar in iTunes, and click the Check for Update button.

An iOS 4.2 software update to the Apple TV is required for new AirPlay features to work, which is also now available. On the Apple TV, go to Settings > General > Update Software.

 

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Michael Cohen  2011-03-09 18:44
Interesting side-note: the firmware for the iPhone 4 is 80MB larger (669.8 MB) than the one for the Wi-Fi iPad 1 (596.9 MB). Also, I didn't have to click Check for Update: iTunes immediately offered me the new version when I connected my iPad.
Not True! My iTunes says 4.2 is most recent. I called Apple and they said it will not be released until Friday. Please correct!
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-03-09 20:08
Keep checking. Since it just appeared, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple is rolling it out gradually so their servers aren't overwhelmed. But I can verify that I just updated my iPad and iPhone 4 to iOS 4.3.
Dennis B. Swaney  2011-03-12 19:44
My iTunes never said 4.3 was available until Friday, the 11th.
Antonio   2011-03-09 20:32
Thanks! I'm downloading it now. I had no Idea!