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Boost Netflix Volume

Is your streamed movie in Netflix too quiet to hear without straining? In Boom, click the Mac Volume button, then enable the Boom Volume slider and move it all the way to the right to increase your Mac's system volume.

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Chimera Becomes Camino

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Chimera Becomes Camino -- For legal reasons, the Mac OS X open source Web browser known as Chimera has been renamed Camino, and the team has released version 0.7. New features in Camino 0.7 include a Download Manager, compatibility with URL Manager Pro thanks to support for the Menu Sharing Protocol, a global history of visited sites in the sidebar, a Send Link menu item for mailing links, support for dragging of images and links to other applications and to the Desktop, the capability to show local FTP and Web servers via Rendezvous, and many more improvements that you can read about in the full release notes. Although I like Camino's tabbed browsing and sprightly performance, after living with Camino as my default browser for a week, I find myself longing for Safari's raw speed and Google search field, and for Internet Explorer's subscriptions and industry-leading URL auto-completion. Still, it's great to see the Camino team continuing to add features and improve the browser - competition helps the entire field continue to evolve and improve. Camino 0.7 is a 7.6 MB download. [ACE]

<http://mozilla.org/projects/camino/>
<http://mozilla.org/projects/camino/ releasenotes.html>

 

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>