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Show Hidden Files in Open/Save Dialogs in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, if you want to show otherwise hidden files in Open and Save dialog file lists, just press Command-Shift-period. Pressing it again hides the files.


Comparing U.S. iPhone Plan Costs in a Contract-Free World

Cellular contracts are going away in the United States, and you might have to bear the full retail price of your next iPhone, or sign up for an installment plan. Josh Centers and Adam Engst dig through the maze of numbers to tell you what that means for your next iPhone purchase and mobile phone plan.

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Mail Capitan Sale on Numerous Apple Mail Plug-ins

Skype 7.13

Safari 9.0

Airfoil 4.9, Nicecast 1.11.6, and Piezo 1.2.9

Apple Quietly Lowers iCloud Storage Prices

How to Mute Unwanted Tweets in Tweetbot

Google’s OnHub Router Gets Rough Treatment in Early Reviews

Solve Wi-Fi Coverage Problems with WiFi Explorer and NetSpot

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Google OnHub Router Aims to Simplify Wi-Fi for Everyone

How to See Your iPhone’s Precise Signal Strength

Safari 8.0.8, 7.1.8, and 6.2.8

How Do We Fix Twitter?

How to Avoid Data Overage Charges When Traveling to Canada

TripMode Prevents Unwanted Internet Data Usage on a Tethered Mac

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