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If you hold down Command-Control-D in a Cocoa-based application that supports AppleSpell, you'll see little dictionary pop-ups for each word that you mouse over. Neat, eh?

 
 

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FTP in the Finder -- Apple's built-in FTP client still doesn't seem to be fully implemented, leading to a discussion of other FTP software. (27 messages)

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Synchronization Software? What's the best way to synchronize your data among multiple Macs? (9 messages)

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Thoth Software Closes Down -- The maker of a popular Usenet newsreader is shuttered, but the act sparks a discussion of other newsreader software. (17 messages)

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System level databases -- Many Apple programs, such as Address Book, hint at the value of working with system-level databases that are shared by many applications. Readers debate how a more comprehensive relational database, versus the existing filesystem, would work. (6 messages)

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