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View Extra Bluetooth Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar to view a few additional items in the Bluetooth menu. Specifically, it enables you to open three utility applications: Bluetooth Explorer, Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility, and PacketLogger. These are likely of interest primarily to experts, but if you're having troubles with Bluetooth, the Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility in particular may be useful. (These tools are available only if you've installed Apple's Developer Tools.)

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Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.4

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Microsoft has updated Office 2011 to version 14.4.4, a short but sweet maintenance release that should alleviate a few frustrations. The update improves keyboard language detection in Word to prevent incorrect updates, and adds descriptions for supported account types in Outlook to help you choose correctly when configuring an Office 365 account. It also fixes an issue in PowerPoint that caused slides to display random artifacts when displayed in Presenter View mode on a screen with a high resolution (such as a 4K monitor). (Free update from the Microsoft Download Center or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 113 MB, release notes, 10.5+)

 

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planeten.paultje@mac.com  2014-08-31 02:26
And as always with M$, this installer is a complete and utter fuck-up! It runs through the procedure until it says it will need another minute and then it stalls with all cores at full blast. Had to kill it, but restarting it is no use as it then reports to be waiting for another installer to finish. Which doesn't. All cores are still at maximum load.

Considering my experience with the Win7 morass I'm not the least bit surprised.

I'm off now shutting down my mac.......

Update:
Couldn't just shut down my mac, it refused to do so due to an ongoing installation, which was going on forever. I had to do a cold reboot. Tried the whole procedure again, but with the exact same result.
After this I ran Disk Utility which reported repairs were needed (of course) on my disk structure. After the repair cycle from my Recovery Partition (big thanks to Apple for this!), I checked if Office 2011 would still work. Lo and behold, it had been updated and was working properly!?!

Big DUH to M$!
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Salvatore Johnson  2014-09-11 14:32
I also had problems. Uploaded the new office and three days later Word wouldn't open. I had to go to the site and redo the instal on 14.4.4.

Just wondering when the new office for Mac is coming out???
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