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Open Files with App Switcher

Using the Application Switcher to open files can sometimes be faster than hunting for an Application's window or searching through a jam packed Dock for an Application's icon. First grab your file, press Command-Tab, and then drop the file onto the desired application's icon to open it within that program.

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Newton FTP Site Moves

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Newton FTP Site Moves -- Ric Mommer of the University of Iowa announced that the Newton archive site at Johns Hopkins University will be replaced by:

ftp://newton.uiowa.edu/pub/newton/

This site is located at the University of Iowa. Robert Bruce, moderator of the JHU site, will assist David Rarick <david-rarick@uiowa.edu> in maintaining the new site.

 

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>