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Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen

When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?

Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.

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Macintosh Portable Supplies -- Macintosh Portable owners will be pleased to hear that Apple hasn't abandoned them. Mac Portable batteries are in short supply at most dealers, who understandably don't want to stock infrequently requested items, but Apple's latest catalog includes this hard-to-find item. The Macintosh Portable Battery (item B1023) is $39, and the companion recharger (item B1022) is $105.

Manual Replacements -- "Did your dog eat your manual? Or maybe you've just bought a used computer or other Apple product that didn't come with a manual." That's how the latest Apple Catalog describes possible situations that could lead you to need a replacement Apple manual. We've heard better stories, but we'll leave them to your imagination. In any case, if you need a replacement, chances are Apple has an extra and will sell it to you for $15.

Within the United States you can call 800/795-1000 twenty-four hours a day, and orders over $50 receive free overnight shipping. Apple's catalog does not provide a non-800 number for customers outside the U.S.; the ordering information says they can only deliver to U.S. purchasers, but I think you could have a friend purchase a manual for you in the U.S. and then mail it to you.

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