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iCal Alerts You Can't Miss

Did you miss that tiny little iCal alert dialog? Use a more prominent Open File alarm.

First save an image, text file, sound, or movie that will really fill your screen and grab your attention.

Select an iCal event and choose Open File as the alert type. Choose your unmissable file as the one to open.

Set more alerts with more files to open for the same event if you like. You won't miss an appointment with one of these alerts!

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TidBITS Web Server Moves

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TidBITS Web Server Moves -- Andy Williams <andyjw@dartmouth.edu> of Dartmouth College, who runs the public TidBITS Web server recently moved it to a more capable machine to improve access and reliability. Check it out at the URL below, and if you keep links to this site on your own Web page, please update them. [ACE]

http://www.dartmouth.edu/pages/TidBITS/ TidBITS.html

 

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
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>