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View Extra Audio Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.

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Apple Discontinues KidSafe; Poll Asks Why

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Apple Discontinues KidSafe; Poll Asks Why -- People relying on Apple's selection of child-friendly Internet services and the KidSafe extension for restricting access to other sites will have to turn to another service. Apple said it discontinued KidSafe due to low customer usage, though it's unclear why people chose not to use the service. Rather than us guessing, though, take a look at the TidBITS home page for this week's poll, which asks for your opinion of KidSafe - the results may reveal why too few people used it. If you've used KidSafe, you can remove it from your Mac by deleting the KidSafe extension from the Extensions folder and the KidSafe Sherlock plug-in from the Internet Search Sites folder. KidSafe's cancellation follows on the heels of iReview's demise last February. [ACE]

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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>