Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
View Extra Battery Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Battery icon in the menu bar to show the battery's current condition - Normal is good. Other messages might read Replace Soon, Replace Now, Check Battery, or Service Battery. Choosing the message opens a Mac Help document with more information.

Submitted by
Doug McLean

 
 

TidBITS Server Problems

Send Article to a Friend

TidBITS Server Problems -- Just a quick heads-up that we've been experiencing problems with our main Web and email server over the last few days, and since we haven't yet been able to track them down, they're likely to continue for a while. In short, rest assured that if you can't get through to our Web server or if email is bouncing temporarily, we know and we're working on it, so there's no need to alert us further. [ACE]

 

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>