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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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Take Control News/13-Feb-06

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"Take Control of .Mac" Updated to Cover iLife '06 -- Joe Kissell has been hard at work ever since Macworld Expo, adding 22 pages to his comprehensive "Take Control of .Mac" to cover the changes Apple unveiled in Steve Jobs's keynote. Most notable is the information Joe added to cover the ways you can use .Mac with the iLife '06 applications, including instructions on how to create Web sites and blogs with iWeb, photocasting with iPhoto 6, and publishing podcasts and video podcasts with GarageBand 3 and iMovie HD 6. Other new details include instructions for accessing your iDisk using the new browser-based interface, information about Apple's optional upgrade to 4 GB of iDisk storage and 250 GB per month of data transfer, and the increased flexibility in dividing space between iDisk and messages. Joe also updated his discussion of .Mac Groups with information about group slideshows, browser-based access to the group's iDisk, using iWeb to publish group Web pages, more-flexible storage space allocation, and recent interface changes. If you're using .Mac, you won't find a better or more up-to-date source of documentation on how to use it, particularly in conjunction with the just-released iLife '06 applications. But, as much as we'd love it if you'd purchase a copy right away, we'd be remiss if we didn't tell you to go check out your .Mac Member Benefit for February first - it will be worth your while to do so!

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Joe Kissell Discusses New .Mac Features on MacVoices -- Just in time for the release of the significant 1.1 update to his ebook "Take Control of .Mac," Joe Kissell spoke with MacVoices about the new features that Apple recently added to the .Mac online service. If you'd like to know more about what's new in .Mac, or get a better idea of whether joining .Mac is right for you, tune into this podcast, which you can find at:

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