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In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.

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Take Control News/18-Dec-06

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Latest Info about Running Windows on a Mac Available -- Trying to run Windows on an Intel-based Mac? Have Windows running but want help with topics like printing, backups, or dealing with updates? Put yourself in the driver's seat with the significantly revised and expanded second edition to Joe Kissell's "Take Control Running of Windows on a Mac," and get expert guidance on the best techniques for running Windows on a Macintosh.

The new edition includes up-to-date info on Parallels Desktop (including the latest beta), including how to use major new features and what to consider when updating. The ebook also looks carefully at the latest changes with running Windows using Apple's Boot Camp, discusses how to back up Windows files when using either Boot Camp or Parallels, and has an overview of options for running Windows software without installing Windows.

New copies of the ebook cost $10, though you can save 30% on an entire order when you use our holiday discount on buying guides for cameras, Macs, and TVs, good through 31-Dec-06.

We're offering a free update to anyone who purchased "Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac" after 01-Sep-06. We've sent email with the necessary link to those people; drop us a note if you missed yours. Anyone who purchased a copy of the book before September can get the second edition for 50% off; click the Check for Updates button on the cover of your current copy to take advantage of the limited-time discount.


Real-World Syncing Scenarios for iTunes 7 Explained -- We've also just released a free update to Michael E. Cohen's "Take Control of Syncing in Tiger," largely to cover issues surrounding syncing an iPod with iTunes 7. As with all Take Control ebooks, Michael's coverage goes well beyond a quick tour of the settings to examine real-world situations and answer questions like "How does iTunes decide how to categorize a video file?" and "Why was my half-played podcast deleted from my iPod when I synced?" "Take Control of Syncing in Tiger" also covers how to sync data and files between Macs, and how to sync PDAs and cell phones with a Mac. Those who already own the ebook can access the free update by clicking the Check for Updates button on the ebook's cover.

 

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