Iomega Recalls Jaz Power Supplies -- Iomega Corporation is voluntarily recalling 60,000 power supplies which shipped with some external 2 GB Jaz drives and remanufactured external 1 GB Jaz drives purchased since 31-Aug-98. Essentially, some power supplies lack safety seals along the sides of their cases; without the seals, the cases may separate, exposing internal components and creating a risk of electric shock. Complete details of the recall program and how to determine whether your power supply is affected are available from Iomega's Web site. Jaz owners can request an exchange online or call Iomega's exchange hotline at 800/781-3296. Iomega will replace defective power supplies and provide pre-paid return packaging. According to Iomega, no one has been injured by these defective power supplies. [GD]
Open Files with Finder's App Switcher
Say you're in the Finder looking at a file and you want to open it with an application that's already running but which doesn't own that particular document. How? Switch to that app and choose File > Open? Too many steps. Choose Open With from the file's contextual menu? Takes too long, and the app might not be listed. Drag the file to the Dock and drop it onto the app's icon? The icon might be hard to find; worse, you might miss.
In Leopard there's a new solution: use the Command-Tab switcher. Yes, the Command-Tab switcher accepts drag-and-drop! The gesture required is a bit tricky. Start dragging the file in the Finder: move the file, but don't let up on the mouse button. With your other hand, press Command-Tab to summon the switcher, and don't let up on the Command key. Drag the file onto the application's icon in the switcher and let go of the mouse. (Now you can let go of the Command key too.) Extra tip: If you switch to the app beforehand, its icon in the Command-Tab switcher will be easy to find; it will be first (or second).