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View Extra Bluetooth Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar to view a few additional items in the Bluetooth menu. Specifically, it enables you to open three utility applications: Bluetooth Explorer, Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility, and PacketLogger. These are likely of interest primarily to experts, but if you're having troubles with Bluetooth, the Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility in particular may be useful. (These tools are available only if you've installed Apple's Developer Tools.)

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iTunes Music Festival Streaming Live This Month

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Sixty-one artists are performing at the iTunes Music Festival in London through the rest of July, and Apple is streaming those performances live all month. You can watch the performances either in the iTunes Store via iTunes on your computer, or via the free iTunes Festival London 2011 app, which is designed for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. If you watch it on an iOS device, you can use AirPlay to stream it to an Apple TV 2 to see it on the big screen. favicon follow link

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Learn core iPad skills! Tonya Engst helps you decide which iPad and accessories to buy, understand the iPad's buttons and ports, learn multi-touch gestures, organize your Home screen, download apps, sync data and media, find your stuff, avoid newbie mistakes, and give a great iPad demo. Now updated for iOS 4.3 and the iPad 2!
Become an iPad media maven! Join Jeff Carlson as he explains how to add text, tunes, movies, and more to your iPad, and learn smart ways to use Apple's core media apps, plus find tips about third-party apps. Also, read about using your iPad as a TV remote. Updated for the Apple TV 2, and the iPad 2 and iOS 4.3!