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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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The MacJury’s Verdict on the New iPhones

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A punchy TidBITS crew sat on the MacJury to discuss the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Watch Adam, Tonya, Joe, Michael, and Josh join host Chuck Joiner to talk about the colors of the iPhone 5c, the new A7, and the camera in the iPhone 5s. Lots of fun and laughs were had, so be sure to check it out.favicon follow link


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Fun discussion. I may have missed you saying so, but the 5c colors are the same/sameish as the iPod family colors, not to mention being compatible with what I've seen of the IOS 7 design direction. Personally, I like them. To your target audience comments: fwiw, my poll of two youngsters (16 and 22) gave a 50/50 split on whether they liked the colors.
artMonster  2013-09-17 18:48
I will chalk it up to being punchy... but to see the slow motion ability of the new 5s as gimmicky, and ultimately unused, shows lack of imagination. I think both the camera and the fingerprint sensor will make this a huge hit.
Josh Centers  2013-09-17 19:28
You may be right. Jim Dalrymple's review of the iPhone 5 makes it look pretty cool.

What I didn't process at the time was that it's an effect you apply in editing, not something that you activate when you're taking the video. So, in retrospect, it looks like a cool feature!