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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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StuffIt Expander/Deluxe Updated to 7.0.3

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StuffIt Expander/Deluxe Updated to 7.0.3 -- Aladdin Systems has released StuffIt Expander and StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 for Mac OS 8.6/9.x and Mac OS X. StuffIt Expander, which is free but available only as part of the StuffIt Standard Edition bundle with DropStuff, DropZip, and DropTar, gains support for expanding RAR 3.0 archives. StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 shares that enhancement; squashes a few bugs; and can now browse archives in Tape Archive (.tar), Bzip2 (.tbz2), Gzip (.tgz), and compressed Tape Archive (.tar.Z) formats. All the applications feature better compression in the StuffIt X format and a new custom compression settings dialog. Note that if you're running StuffIt Deluxe 7.0 under Mac OS 8.6 or 9.x, you must first update to 7.0.1 before updating to 7.0.3; the downloads page linked below offers the necessary updater. You can find release notes in the ReadMe files that appear after installation. The StuffIt Expander update is free for everyone; the other updates are free for registered users of StuffIt Standard Edition 7.0 and StuffIt Deluxe 7.0. StuffIt Standard Edition 7.0.3 is a 5.8 MB download; StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 is a 17.1 MB download. [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>