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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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“Take Control of Pages” Adds Lists, Sections, and Tables of Contents

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We have now posted the second significant update to our “Take Control of Pages” pre-book at Leanpub. The update, available for free to purchasers of the pre-book, offers a new chapter on organizing your work by using sections, tables of contents, and list styles, including how to use list styles to create headings in structured documents. Subsequent free updates to the pre-book will include chapters on layout tools, file exporting, templates, and using objects in Pages documents.favicon follow link

Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article:

Learn about Apple's Pages word processor with essential guidance from author Michael E. Cohen. With this regularly updated “pre-book,” you'll soon master common and advanced word processing and layout tasks, whether you want to work in Pages 5 for Mac, Pages 2 for iOS, the Pages for iCloud beta, or a combination of all three.

 

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Derek Currie  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2014-03-14 13:57
Just a thought, but donning my flame proof jumpsuit anyway: Considering that this is a vaporous book, how about charging less than $15 for those willing to, essentially, invest in the possibility of the book? I personally see nothing attractive about this situation, as is. I've personally been burned by similar situations in the past and am reluctant to participate again.
Michael E. Cohen  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-03-14 14:15
Virtual, perhaps, but hardly vaporous: the book already comprises over 140 pages, 90 figures, and more than 34,000 words. I've delivered two update installments to the original release already, and am working on the third (or would be if I weren't responding to this comment at the moment 😉).

Nor would the book cost you $15: as a TidBITS member, you can purchase it at a 30% discount.

Furthermore, when you purchase a book through Leanpub you can get a complete refund for 45 days from the date of purchase, so there's pretty much no risk of getting burned.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-03-14 15:14
And further yet, we have always offered a full satisfaction guarantee with all of our books, regardless of anything else.

Put simply, we wouldn't have done the book in this fashion if we weren't entirely comfortable that we'd be able to deliver.