Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
Keep Markup Tools Active in PDFpen

By default, PDFpen switches back to the Edit tool each time you add text, scribbles or other markup. To keep a tool selected (continuous use mode), double-click it. To exit continuous use mode, click the Select tool or press Command-1. You can also make continuous use mode the default by selecting Keep Tools Selected After Use in PDFpen's Editing preferences.

Visit Smile

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/21-Aug-06

Send Article to a Friend


Visual Basic a Casualty of Processor War -- Matt Neuburg's article about the demise of Microsoft's Visual Basic on the Mac spurs discussion of the utility of Visual Basic and Virtual PC. 32 messages


Leopard wish list -- Did Apple's preview of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard fulfill your wishes for the next version of the operating system? TidBITS readers share and debate their own ideas. 43 messages


iTunes Server -- It's one thing to share a common set of music files from one computer using iTunes, but what if each person accessing it wants their own playlists and song ratings? 4 messages


Retrospect to DVD - what write speed do you get? The type of DVD media you use for backups can affect the write performance in Retrospect. 8 messages


Recovering audio from aging CD-Rs -- Remember all those audio CDs you burned several years ago? They might not be holding up well over time. How do you get the audio off of them? 5 messages


AOL Drops Fees, Offers 5 GB Free Storage -- Glenn Fleishman's article on AOL's new pricing prompts some ruminating on online video and video iPod sales. 2 messages

 

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>