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How to Change a Bunch of Fetch Shortcut Passwords Quickly

Do you have a dozen - or more - Fetch shortcuts that all use the same password? Did that password just change? If you can manage a simple AppleScript, you can use this one to change all the passwords at once.

set password of shortcut "my shortcut" to "my new password"

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Online storage query -- What's an economical system for storing and accessing files among family members who are in several locations? (3 messages)


Modem question -- Could replacing the broadband modem given to you by your cable provider with a different model dramatically improve Internet performance? It's worth looking into. (4 messages)


What Windows software is still in use? If you're using Parallels Desktop, Fusion, or Boot Camp, which Windows software do you need to run? Is it because the programs aren't available for the Mac? Games? Tech support or testing? Readers share their uses. (20 messages)


Apple TV downloading -- A reader notices that movies downloaded directly to the Apple TV appear much slower than downloading to iTunes on a Mac. Is the wireless network to blame? (5 messages)


Thoughts on illicit ebook copying -- Readers react to Adam's article on ebook piracy, noting other outlets where free or inexpensive legal digital copies of books are available. (19 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>