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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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Take Control News/20-Mar-06

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New Take Control Ebooks Cover GarageBand 3 -- Regardless of your musical experience, if you want to make the most of GarageBand 3, follow along with Seattle musician Jeff Tolbert as he shows you how to work creatively with GarageBand and get the most out of its features. In "Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand," you'll find step-by-step directions for using GarageBand's built-in loops to plan, edit, mix, and export a tune, and in "Take Control of Recording Music with GarageBand," Jeff covers how to get the most out of existing gear and what to purchase, as well as real-world recording studio techniques, using a mic, and applying effects. Both ebooks include linked-in audio that lets you listen to Jeff's examples while you read about them. If you own an older version of one of these ebooks, click the Check for Updates button on the cover of your copy to find update information.

<http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/garageband- music.html?14@@!pt=TRK-0007-TB821-TCNEWS>
<http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/garageband- recording.html?14@@!pt=TRK-0016-TB821- TCNEWS>

"Take Control of Podcasting" Goes Live as a Free Podcast -- If "Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac" helped give you podcasting fever, be sure to tune in to author Andy Affleck's new "Take Control of Podcasting" podcast to learn more and stay up to date with the latest developments in the field. The first full-length episode covers the new podcasting features in GarageBand 3 (complete with sound effects!) and Monbots in Sound Studio 3, and includes an interview with fellow Take Control author Kirk McElhearn about iTunes, podcasts, and Skype.

<http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/mac-podcasting/>

You can hear even more of Andy's dulcet tones on the popular MacVoices podcast as host Chuck Joiner interviews Andy Affleck about podcasting and his ebook:

<http://www.macvoices.com/archives/2006/642.html>

 

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>