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Access OpenType Font Features

OpenType fonts (.otf) often have special features, such as swashes and alternate characters, that are accessible in any app that uses the OS X font panel, including Pages and TextEdit. To access them, type and select your text, press Command-T to open the font panel, and then choose Typography from the Actions pop-up menu. That shows the Typography panel, where you can toggle available options for the font and characters you've selected.

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Apple Software Installer Update 1.0

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Apple has released Software Installer Update 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. This update fixes an issue that prevented Software Update from actually installing software that it detected was available. Normally, we recommend relying on Software Update to receive updates to Apple software. However, if you’ve been experiencing any problems with installing updates directly out of Software Update, be sure to download this installer from the Apple support page. (Free, 1.34 MB)

 

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>