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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/20-Dec-04

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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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