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Create SmartArt Graphics Diagrams from Lists in PowerPoint

In PowerPoint 2008, if you select a bullet list, click the SmartArt Graphics tab, and then click one of PowerPoint's SmartArt Graphic diagrams, PowerPoint automatically uses the text of your bullet list when creating the diagram.

 
 
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Mac Documentaries Showing Online and Off

The documentary "MacHEADS" has been shown on CNBC this month, but if you missed it, it's available for online streaming too, as is the documentary "Welcome to Macintosh."Show full article

Quick, Reliable Backups with "Take Control of Easy Mac Backups"

If getting started with backups is on your list of New Year's resolutions, Joe Kissell's new "Take Control of Easy Mac Backups" will help you make reliable backups without unnecessary fuss or trouble. Show full article

Kindle DX Goes International

For those outside the United States pining for a Kindle DX, your wait is nearly over.Show full article

Apple Wins Appeal Over iPod Hearing Loss Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has ruled in Apple's favor regarding a class-action lawsuit that claimed iPods could cause serious hearing damage.Show full article

"If Monks Had Macs" Available for Free

The groundbreaking multimedia project "If Monks Had Macs" is now available for free download. Take a look, and if you have some spare bandwidth, help seed the torrent file.Show full article

TidBITS License Plate Photo

Who's the owner of the car pictured in this photograph? With an Apple sticker and a TIDBITS license plate, surely he or she must be one of our readers.Show full article

CrashPlan Joins Long-Term TidBITS Sponsors

Please welcome Code42 Software, makers of the excellent backup software CrashPlan, as our newest long-term TidBITS sponsor!Show full article

How to Schedule Software Update Downloads

If you don't have high-speed Internet access, downloading software updates from Apple may be difficult or impossible. Chris Pepper offers a few solutions, both for scheduling when Software Update runs and for working around it entirely.Show full article

CES 2010: Blending the Future

During the press days at CES, before the exhibition floor opens, some of the most interesting bits of technology are shown to members of the media, like our own Jeff Porten. Read on to learn about laser projectors, minuscule computers, iPhone-controlled hovercrafts, and yes, a blender.Show full article

CES 2010: More ShowStopping Products

ShowStoppers isn't exactly related to CES, but many of the CES exhibitors showed up at this media event, showing off neat products ranging from a GSM-to-VoIP call router to a 3D printer, along with a service that will ensure Jeff Porten never again gets a second date.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 11 January 2010

Notable software releases this week include Bonjour Update 2010-001, DocHaven 4.2, Firefox 3.5.7, BusyCal 1.1.2, HoudahSpot 2.6.2, and Corel Painter 11.0.1.42.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 11 January 2010

Along with a pair of interviews - Adam on the OWC Radio podcast and Joe Kissell talking about right-clicking on Tech Night Owl Live - we found ourselves reading about a neat way to make it more likely that a kind soul will return a lost camera, looking at magazine covers of Steve Jobs over the years, noticing that you can now play samples of iTunes Store tracks via the iTunes Preview Web site, and learning that Apple has just purchased a mobile advertising firm.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 11 January 2010

In this week's discussions, readers seek help with exporting movies from iMovie, transferring all of one's data to a new Mac, and hosting BitTorrent seeds of the venerable (and now free) "If Monks had Macs" project. Also this week, is it acceptable to say "right-click" when referring to the action that displays a contextual menu, and what could be the cause of poor iPhone reception in northern Virginia?Show full article

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