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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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TiVo Series2 improvements -- Readers report their experiences with TiVo's second-generation digital video recorder, including how it differs from DirecTV combination units. (11 messages)

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Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse -- We speculated that Apple will likely include its wireless keyboard and mouse in future Macs, but the nature of establishing Bluetooth connections might prevent that. Also, one reader suggests an alternative to Apple's cordless rodent. (9 messages)

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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>