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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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iPhoto books -- In an effort to determine who prints Apple's bound books of iPhoto pictures, readers talk about the advantages and limitations of the format. (3 messages)

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ClearType digression -- Microsoft uses the term ClearType to describe its font-smoothing technology. How well does it stack up to the smoothing in Mac OS X? And just how subjective are the results? (9 messages)

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Reinventing the (Scroll) Wheel -- Joe Kissell's article about the evolution of the scroll wheel on mice and trackballs inspires comparisons between several models, as well as software that enhances scroll wheel functionality. (10 messages)

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Erosion of the Agora, Apple Style -- An unusual protest at Apple headquarters over long work hours leads to a discussion of freedom of speech and overwork. (3 messages)

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