Macworld Expo Hess Events List Available -- After a hiatus for Macworld New York last year, Ilene Hoffman has once again assembled the definitive guide to parties, speaking engagements, and other events coinciding with this week's Macworld Expo in San Francisco. The Hess Memorial Macworld Events and Party Page includes press functions, booth appearances, and information about which events are public or private. [JLC]
Mac OS X Services in Snow Leopard
Mac OS X Services let one application supply its powers to another; for example, a Grab service helps TextEdit paste a screenshot into a document. Most users either don't know that Services exist, because they're in an obscure hierarchical menu (ApplicationName > Services), or they mostly don't use them because there are so many of them.
Snow Leopard makes it easier for the uninitiated to utilize this feature; only services appropriate to the current context appear. And in addition to the hierarchical menu, services are discoverable as custom contextual menu items - Control-click in a TextEdit document to access the Grab service, for instance.
In addition, the revamped Keyboard preference pane lets you manage services for the first time ever. You can enable and disable them, and even change their keyboard shortcuts.