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Always Show Recipient In iChat

In iChat under Snow Leopard, choosing View > Always Show Recipient Bar puts a buddy's status message and color at the top of any iChat window. It can also be used to select among multiple open iChat logins you have to send a message to that buddy, or to select among multiple accounts you have registered in Address Book for that buddy.

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Apologies for the Look Spam

In which Adam apologizes for allowing spam to sneak through our defenses and be delivered to about half of the TidBITS text issue list.

 
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How to Fix Snow Leopard's Finder-Copying Bug

Snow Leopard Snubs Document Creator Codes

Cause of Font Cache Bug Revealed?

How to Reformat a New External Hard Disk

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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>
 

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Beware the GPS Thieves

Apple Quietly Improves Low-End MacBook

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Fix Your Clicks With Klicko

Big Discounts on Macs at Best Buy This Week

iPhone Saves Weary Road Warrior

Apple and Microsoft Snipe in Ad Campaigns

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