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Mac OS X Services in Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Services let one application supply its powers to another; for example, a Grab service helps TextEdit paste a screenshot into a document. Most users either don't know that Services exist, because they're in an obscure hierarchical menu (ApplicationName > Services), or they mostly don't use them because there are so many of them.

Snow Leopard makes it easier for the uninitiated to utilize this feature; only services appropriate to the current context appear. And in addition to the hierarchical menu, services are discoverable as custom contextual menu items - Control-click in a TextEdit document to access the Grab service, for instance.

In addition, the revamped Keyboard preference pane lets you manage services for the first time ever. You can enable and disable them, and even change their keyboard shortcuts.

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Amazon Announces Kindle MatchBook

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Starting in October 2013, Amazon will begin offering Kindle MatchBook, a new service that enables you to obtain free or discounted Kindle copies of any qualifying physical books that you’ve purchased from Amazon — dating all the way back to 1995! The Kindle editions will range from free to $2.99.favicon follow link


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Steve Nicholson  2013-09-03 11:18
I like that. When they first announced Cloud Player I was underwhelmed but then when I found out I had 371 albums available I changed my tune. All my CDs (yes I still buy CDs) are ripped on my machine at home. So now I use Cloud Player to listen to music at work all the time. Maybe with MatchBook I'll revisit some books I haven't read in a while.
Karen Barton  2013-09-03 22:13
I LOVE the idea. Sometimes I need the physical book but there's no question about the portability of the Kindle versions.