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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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Apple Wants to Build Circular 'Spaceship' Campus

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If you think Apple's design prowess is limited to its gadgets, here's something to wrap your head around — 360 degrees of Apple architecture. In a presentation to the Cupertino City Council, Apple CEO Steve Jobs outlined plans for a circular headquarters that would house 12,000 employees and turn a large section of industrial office park into a new green campus. favicon follow link

 

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Dennis B. Swaney  2011-06-08 09:47
Wow! That is one fantastic plan. Especially by replacing asphalt with grass and trees.
John May  2011-06-09 10:51
The campus will be so green that no one will be able to park there...
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-06-09 11:05
Parking will be underground. Four levels of offices aboveground, and four levels of parking below ground. And there will be another parking lot at the edge of the campus, too.