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Quickly Navigate Up in the Finder

If you're in a Finder window and want to navigate up a level in the folder hierarchy beyond the currently selected level, simply press Command-Up arrow. (You can also Command-click the Finder window's title to pop up a menu of higher levels.)

 
 

GraphicConverter 8.8

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Lemkesoft has released GraphicConverter 8.8 with a plethora of new features and improvements, including support for XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) face tags, the capability to create a new image with URL from the clipboard, and support for exporting a TIFF file with ZIP compression. The graphic conversion and editing utility also improves support for Photoshop plug-ins, adds export of EXIF data to Photoshop files, and improves the importation of EXIF data from Photoshop files. Enhancements include an eraser size increase to 50, updated image capture support, multi-page support when creating an HTML catalog, and a new option to display a combined histogram in the Levels dialog. ($39.95 new from the Lemkesoft Web site or $38.99 from the Mac App Store, 176 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
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