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

 

 

Author Biography

Andy Affleck (formerly Williams) has been using Macs since 1984. By day he is a Senior Project Manager for a major pharmaceutical company, and in his spare time he is a graphic design and audio recording hobbyist. He is also the author of Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac. (October 2007)

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 11 of 11

Show summaries of articles  Hide search parameters

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

 

Podcasts App Breaks Podcasts out of Music App

Reunion 10 Offers Better Genealogical Overviews, Web Search

MacGourmet 3.0.1

When Should We Introduce Social Media to Kids?

WireTap Anywhere Records from Multiple Sources

WireTap Studio: Lossless Editing and Real-Time Audio Preview

Cook from Your Mac: 10 Recipe Tools Compared

Sound Studio 3.5 Adds Numerous Features

Apple Releases iTunes 4.9 with Podcasting Support

Podcasting: The People's Radio

LaserWriter 16/600 PS