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Just Show Me the Pictures!

Do you ever find that you don't have time to read those long email missives from Aunt Carol, but really do want to see the photos that she has lovingly attached? In Apple Mail, click the Quick Look button located in the message header. You'll get an easily browsed view of just the attached photos, and you can even add them to iPhoto, if you like!

 
 

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 3.9 Adds Palm Sync

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Now Up-to-Date & Contact 3.9 Adds Palm Sync -- Power On Software has released Now Up-to-Date & Contact 3.9, a free update to the popular calendar and contact manager bundle that adds the long-awaited capability to synchronize information with Palm handheld organizers. According to the company, users of Now Up-to-Date & Contact 3.8.3 who don't require the Palm synchronization do not need to update to the new version. Now Up-to-Date & Contact 3.9 is free to registered users and is a 6.6 MB download.

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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>