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iCal Alerts You Can't Miss

Did you miss that tiny little iCal alert dialog? Use a more prominent Open File alarm.

First save an image, text file, sound, or movie that will really fill your screen and grab your attention.

Select an iCal event and choose Open File as the alert type. Choose your unmissable file as the one to open.

Set more alerts with more files to open for the same event if you like. You won't miss an appointment with one of these alerts!

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/11-Oct-04

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The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster.

Switching profiles on AirPort Express -- The AirPort Express can store up to five pre-set profiles, but the device can become confused if you don't switch profiles before taking it to a new location. (1 message)

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Other methods of color matching -- Charles Maurer's ongoing series about digital photo editing on the Mac prompt discussion of color spaces (such as sRGB versus AdobeRGB) and the importance of calibrating displays (6 messages)

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Anthropomorphising computers -- Is it strange to refer to "iPod" instead of "the iPod"? Does our attachment to devices make us refer to them differently? (6 messages)

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Warning: FileMaker 7 and ODBC -- Sharing of ODBC databases in FileMaker 7 has changed, starting a discussion of new features and workarounds. (3 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>