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Compare More Easily in Apple Mail

In Apple Mail, if you need to work back and forth between two different views of Mail's mailbox contents, you can do so quite easily. For example, you might want to look at a mailbox holding all filtered-in sales orders from the past week while also looking at a smart mailbox showing unanswered customer questions.

To avoid constantly clicking between mailbox views and losing your context each time, choose File > New Viewer window to get a second window and then arrange each window as desired.

 
 

Palm Finally Releases Palm OS 3.5

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Palm Finally Releases Palm OS 3.5 -- Palm, Inc. has finally released Palm OS 3.5 as a stand-alone upgrade for owners of Palm organizers. Although Palm OS 3.5 has been pre-installed on new handhelds for several months, this is the first time the upgrade has been available for machines running Palm OS 3.3 and earlier. The new operating system offers a few improvements, including an Agenda view in the Date Book application for viewing appointments and to-do items simultaneously, direct access to menus by tapping the menu bar area, and a Command Bar for accessing frequently used commands. Other improvements include a way to mask private records (instead of simply hiding them), the capability to assign a category to items beamed to your device, and support for faster synchronization operations. Before upgrading, be sure to back up your handheld's data with a utility such as Palm Buddy or BackupBuddy; the upgrade overwrites the handheld's memory and ROM, and Palm's default Backup conduit isn't guaranteed to restore all third-party applications on the Mac. Also, devices such as the Palm IIIe and Handspring Visors, which use memory that can't be overwritten by this type of modification, cannot be upgraded. Confusingly, the Palm OS 3.5 upgrade costs $15 for a 1.3 MB downloaded version, or $20 for a version on CD-ROM. However, owners of Palm Vx devices are able to upgrade for free, though Palm has offered no explanation of why this is so. Once you've installed Palm OS 3.5, Palm recommends applying the Palm OS 3.5.2 update (a 3K download), which corrects a few incompatibilities with third-party software. [JLC]

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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>