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Editing iCal Events in Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard makes looking at event details in iCal easier. In the Leopard version of iCal, you had to double-click an event to reveal only some information in a pop-up box; you then needed to click the Edit button (or press Command-E) to edit an item's information. In Snow Leopard, choose Edit > Show Inspector (or press Command-Option-I) to bring up a floating inspector that provides an editable view of any items selected in your calendar.

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Take Control News/13-Mar-06

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Keep Your Mac Running Smoothly -- Everyone agrees that regular maintenance is the best way to avoid nasty problems and to ensure your Mac runs at peak performance, but it's hard to know what you should do and when to do it, and even harder to fit it into your schedule. If that describes you, check out Joe Kissell's newest ebook, "Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac." In it, Joe applies his commonsense approach to the task of maintaining your Mac. You'll find out how to start on the right foot; what you should do daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly; and how to prepare for Mac OS X updates. Joe's suggestions are based on hard-won experience, so he covers not only what you should do but also what you should know about commonly suggested panaceas that seldom actually help. You'll also learn how to monitor your Mac's health so you can detect problems before they cause trouble, and find out where to turn if trouble does raise its ugly head. Of course, opinions vary on some of these tasks, so the ebook contains conversations with experts about what they do in particular situations. The ebook even includes a one-page checklist you can post near your computer to remind you of maintenance tasks. Also, don't miss Joe's interview with Chuck Joiner of MacVoices for additional maintenance tips and utility advice.

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"Take Control of Apple Mail in Tiger" Translated to Dutch -- Our team of industrious Dutch translators have once again brought a Take Control ebook to the Dutch-speaking Macintosh community with a translation of Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Apple Mail in Tiger." The 194-page ebook teaches you how to customize your incoming mail view, display slideshows of attached photos, find messages with Spotlight, and create smart mailboxes. You'll also find advice about importing from other programs, creating rules, parental controls, and the Previous Recipients list. Learn how to solve connection problems, fix damaged mailboxes, and make Spotlight see messages it isn't finding properly. This Dutch translation costs $15 so there's a share for the translators, and it comes with a copy of the English version so readers can learn of updates before they're translated.

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