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View Extra Audio Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.

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Camino 2.0.8

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The Camino Project has released version 2.0.8 of its eponymous Web browser. This minor release provides improved handling of invalid SSL certificates, as well as better localization of the email field in the Camino Crash Reporter. The update also includes a new version of the Java Embedding Plugin, and provides better ad-blocking capabilities. Several other minor bug fixes and performance enhancements round out the changes. (Free, 15.8 MB, release notes)

 

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>