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Want to check your Mac's serial number quickly and easily? Select About This Mac from the Apple menu, and click on the text directly below "Mac OS X" that reads "Version 10.x.x." Click once and you'll get a build number which is more specific information about the software. Click twice, and you'll get your Mac's serial number.

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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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TiVo vs. EyeTV -- Does television belong in the living room or on your Mac (or both)? Readers compare TiVo with the EyeTV from El Gato Systems, which can record programs to your Mac. (3 messages)

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Office X 10.1.5 upgrade -- For at least one reader, the installer for Microsoft's latest update seems to fail if you don't have the entire Office X suite. (3 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>