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Always Show Recipient In iChat

In iChat under Snow Leopard, choosing View > Always Show Recipient Bar puts a buddy's status message and color at the top of any iChat window. It can also be used to select among multiple open iChat logins you have to send a message to that buddy, or to select among multiple accounts you have registered in Address Book for that buddy.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/02-May-05

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Unauthorized Steve Jobs Biography -- Unhappy with a forthcoming biography about Steve Jobs, Apple retaliated against the publisher by pulling all Wiley titles from Apple retail stores. Has Apple's actions hurt Wiley, other Wiley authors, Apple itself, or all of the above? (9 messages)

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iMac G5: Up in Smoke -- Matt Neuburg's article on his burnt-out iMac G5 brings forward others who experienced similar problems, and sparks a debate on how many failed machines is statistically acceptable. (15 messages)

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Mini power supply -- A reader who wants to use his Mac mini as a portable Mac wants to buy an extra power supply, but Apple doesn't offer it separately. Buying the pieces individually is possible, however, but pricey. (7 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>