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Mac OS X Services in Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Services let one application supply its powers to another; for example, a Grab service helps TextEdit paste a screenshot into a document. Most users either don't know that Services exist, because they're in an obscure hierarchical menu (ApplicationName > Services), or they mostly don't use them because there are so many of them.

Snow Leopard makes it easier for the uninitiated to utilize this feature; only services appropriate to the current context appear. And in addition to the hierarchical menu, services are discoverable as custom contextual menu items - Control-click in a TextEdit document to access the Grab service, for instance.

In addition, the revamped Keyboard preference pane lets you manage services for the first time ever. You can enable and disable them, and even change their keyboard shortcuts.

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The Quiet, Lovely Photographs of Joseph O. Holmes

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Joseph O. Holmes has been a lawyer and a Mac journalist, and he appeared earlier this year with Adam and other notable Mac figures at a Macworld Expo panel called “Holmes Brothers Live.” Joe now makes his living as a professional fine art photographer, and in this article at Rob Galbraith’s Digital Photography Insights site, he talks about his inspiration and creative process.Generic Globefollow link

 

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Hi, Jeff!
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-04-28 19:36
Ha! Now our comments have turned into Facebook walls. Hi Joe! :)
Thanks for the shout out, Jeff.

Hey, it was great to see you again at Macworld after all these years (and I'm enjoying your Flickr shots).

And talking to the Macworld crowd was great — very knowledgeable group.
Great piece about an inspiring photographer - thanks - and a great example of what a good tool the D700 is - yes I have one and Joe's work is great to see.