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View Extra Battery Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Battery icon in the menu bar to show the battery's current condition - Normal is good. Other messages might read Replace Soon, Replace Now, Check Battery, or Service Battery. Choosing the message opens a Mac Help document with more information.

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VidBITS: Opinions on iOS 7

Watch (or listen) to a special TidBITS staff roundtable, where we discuss what we love — and hate — about iOS 7.

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VidBITS: Apple Stock Price and the Daily Box Score

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VidBITS: Why Do We Still Support Apple?

VidBITS: Ways that Apple Could Improve iOS

VidBITS: iTunes 11 and Comparing Antivirus Apps

Watch TidBITS Presents “Explaining the Big 3 Confusions with Messages”

VidBITS: Election Tech, Intel Chips, and Beating Glenn

Watch TidBITS Presents “Protecting Your Digital Life”


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Watch TidBITS Presents “Upgrading to and Using Mountain Lion”

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