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View Silver Screen Media on Your Apple TV from another Disk

Want to watch movies via Silver Screen that aren't in your Movies folder? Just create an alias in your Movies directory and select that as your Media Directory in Silver Screen's preferences. It will even be automatically mounted if needed when the folder is browsed in Silver Screen. To make the alias, mount the server or other disk in the Finder, locate the folder containing the movies and Command-Option-drag the folder's icon into your Movies directory.

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iPhoto Visual QuickStart Guide Available in PDF

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iPhoto Visual QuickStart Guide Available in PDF -- For those who have purchased my latest book, iPhoto 1.1 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, you can now download the entire book in PDF format. As with the first electronic version, which Peachpit and I made available via Amazon before the book appeared in print, I bookmarked every page, linked all the entries in the Table of Contents and Index to their destination pages, and made all the Web links and email addresses hot. New in this version are many color screenshots, and at 5 MB it's also half the size of the previous version. For the current download location and password to the StuffIt archive (and to receive notification about new versions), send an email message (no special Subject or body is necessary) to <get-iphoto-vqs@tidbits.com>. If you order the book via Amazon or some other online service and don't want to wait for it to arrive before downloading the PDF version, just cc me on your message to the above address and paste your receipt in, so I can send you the password directly. One final request - if you've bought the book and have a moment, I'd appreciate it if you could write a short review on Amazon - they really do help. Thanks! [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>