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Springy Dock Tricks

If you drag a file and hover over Dock icons, various useful things happen which are similar to Finder springing. If it's a window, the window un-minimizes from the Dock. If it's a stack, the corresponding folder in the Finder opens. If it's the Finder, it brings the Finder to the foreground and opens a window if one doesn't exist already. But the coolest (and most hidden) springing trick is if you hover over an application and press the Space bar, the application comes to the foreground. This is great for things like grabbing a file from somewhere to drop into a Mail composition window that's otherwise hidden. Grab the file you want, hover over the Mail icon, press the Space bar, and Mail comes to the front for you to drop the file into the compose window. Be sure that Spring-Loaded Folders and Windows is enabled in the Finder Preferences window.

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Siri Usage Generates Privacy Concerns

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In an MIT Technology Review article reprinted on Mashable, David Talbot covers the emerging privacy concerns surrounding Apple’s storage of questions addressed to Siri. Apple says that the recordings are used only for Siri’s operation and to help improve understanding and recognition, but privacy wonks worry that the voiceprints could be used to identify the speakers. Where should the privacy line be drawn between providing services that require storage of personal information and worrying about Big Brother?favicon follow link

 

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Richard  2012-06-30 01:00
Siri will only find businesses in North America ? I keep asking Siri "When will you find business in Australia ? " I do this in the hope of getting someone's attention at Apple - but I don't think its working. Also I notice Sire does not like to print cuss-words - Is this censorship or what ?
David Scott  2012-07-02 12:28
Not censorship. Siri has been retracted to US businesses only since it's release due, presumably, to its beta status. But iOS6 will enable such searches outside of the US.