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Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen

When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?

Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.

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Address Book utilities -- After using the old Address Book 4.2.6 under Mac OS 9, a reader is looking for something similar that will run under Mac OS X. (2 messages)

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Other options for playing MP3s in your car -- The iPod's popularity has sparked many new solutions for playing music in the car, including in-dash receivers that include AUX inputs on the front. (4 messages)

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Campaign to make iPods greener -- A conservation group is trying to get the word out that the materials that go into an iPod could be created in a more environmentally friendly manner (although Apple has a strong environmental stance). But this begs the question: why single out iPods, when flashlight batteries and other disposables are similarly harmful? (7 messages)

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How Might Smart Folders Change the Way We Work? Could the Smart Folder feature in the upcoming Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger be a revolution in how people interact with their Macs and their data? (4 messages)

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