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

 

 

Author Biography

Agen Schmitz is a freelance writer and editor with a lot of Amazon time under his belt. After leaving Amazon in 2003 (as senior editor for the Camera & Photo store), Agen has written for the Amazon Electronics Store blog (mainly covering Apple news) and created product content for a variety of Amazon categories — from PCs to comforter sets to luxury watches. He lives in Seattle with his wife and son (who likes to think his father’s iPad is his own). (January 2012)

Send Email to Author Email the author

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
Mac OS X Services in Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Services let one application supply its powers to another; for example, a Grab service helps TextEdit paste a screenshot into a document. Most users either don't know that Services exist, because they're in an obscure hierarchical menu (ApplicationName > Services), or they mostly don't use them because there are so many of them.

Snow Leopard makes it easier for the uninitiated to utilize this feature; only services appropriate to the current context appear. And in addition to the hierarchical menu, services are discoverable as custom contextual menu items - Control-click in a TextEdit document to access the Grab service, for instance.

In addition, the revamped Keyboard preference pane lets you manage services for the first time ever. You can enable and disable them, and even change their keyboard shortcuts.

Submitted by
Doug McLean

 
 

Displaying results 1 to 20 of 645

Show summaries of articles  Hide search parameters

Any text
Author
Headline
Issue #
 
Start date
 
End date
 
Sort
Per page
 

 

Typinator 6.2

PopChar X 6.7

Sandvox 2.9

Audio Hijack Pro 2.11.3, Nicecast 1.11.3, and Airfoil 4.8.9

Safari 6.2 and 7.1

Security Update 2014-004 (Lion and Mountain Lion)

TunnelBear 2.4.2

BusyCal 2.6

TextExpander 4.3.3

Parallels Desktop 10.0.2

FunBITS: Test Driving Amazon’s Prime Music

Marked 2.4.1

iTunes 11.4

VMware Fusion 7.0 and Fusion 7.0 Professional

Mailplane 3.3

Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.4

LaunchBar 6.1

BBEdit 10.5.12 and TextWrangler 4.5.10

Parallels Desktop 10

Final Cut Pro X 10.1.3

start of results | previous 20 results | next 20 results | end of results