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View Extra Battery Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Battery icon in the menu bar to show the battery's current condition - Normal is good. Other messages might read Replace Soon, Replace Now, Check Battery, or Service Battery. Choosing the message opens a Mac Help document with more information.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/04-Jul-05

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Multi-platform Backup Solution -- A reader looking for software that will back up an environment of mixed operating systems finds that the options aren't simple. The TidBITS Talk community rallies, suggesting alternatives. (11 messages)

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Wearable GPS devices -- Do you have a tendency to get lost when you go running? Or maybe you just like to know how far you've gone on each run. Either way, this thread offers suggestions for small GPS devices. (4 messages)

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Statistics software for the Mac -- A continuation of an earlier thread reveals more solutions for good statistical analysis software. (38 messages)

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A TV Watching Monster-- Following Adam's article about the iTV Link cable for connecting a computer to one's television, a reader recommends a similar product. (2 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>