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iCal Alerts You Can't Miss

Did you miss that tiny little iCal alert dialog? Use a more prominent Open File alarm.

First save an image, text file, sound, or movie that will really fill your screen and grab your attention.

Select an iCal event and choose Open File as the alert type. Choose your unmissable file as the one to open.

Set more alerts with more files to open for the same event if you like. You won't miss an appointment with one of these alerts!

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Apple Updates Aperture, Pro Applications Frameworks

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Apple Updates Aperture, Pro Applications Frameworks -- The high end of Apple's application line saw bug-fix updates last week. Aperture 1.1.2 "addresses issues related to overall reliability and performance," and is a 13.6 MB download. The more expansive Pro Application Update 2006-001 provides updates to several underlying frameworks that are used by Final Cut Studio (which includes Final Cut Pro 5.1, Motion 2.1, Soundtrack Pro 1.1, DVD Studio Pro 4.1, Compressor 2.1, and Apple Qmaster 2.1), Shake 4.1, and Final Cut Express HD 3.5 (which also includes LiveType 2.1). [JLC]

<http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ aperture112update.html>
<http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ proapplicationupdate200601.html>
<http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/>
<http://www.apple.com/shake/>
<http://www.apple.com/finalcutexpress/>

 

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>