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Access OpenType Font Features

OpenType fonts (.otf) often have special features, such as swashes and alternate characters, that are accessible in any app that uses the OS X font panel, including Pages and TextEdit. To access them, type and select your text, press Command-T to open the font panel, and then choose Typography from the Actions pop-up menu. That shows the Typography panel, where you can toggle available options for the font and characters you've selected.

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Mac OS X 10.6.3 Update Delivers Range of Fixes

Mac OS X 10.6.3 is one of those updates that addresses issues throughout the operating system, ranging from fixes that affect iMovie and Logic Pro 9 to security improvements.Show full article

Apple Enables App Store Gifting

Long a feature of the iTunes Music Store, Apple has now added the capability to purchase iPhone apps as gifts within the App Store.Show full article

Adobe CS5 Gets Announce Date, Lightroom 3 Beta 2 Available

Adobe will unveil Creative Suite 5 in April 2010, providing more details about the massive collection of creative applications. Adobe has also released a new public beta of Photoshop Lightroom 3.Show full article

SmileOnMyMac Joins Long-Term TidBITS Sponsors

Please welcome SmileOnMyMac, makers of PDFpen, TextExpander, DiscLabel, and PageSender, as our latest long-term TidBITS sponsor!Show full article

New Take Control Ebook Explains DEVONthink 2

Learn to eliminate information overload using DEVONthink 2, with help from "Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2," a new ebook by TidBITS senior editor Joe Kissell.Show full article

Apple May Be Making Verizon-Compatible iPhone

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is working on an iPhone compatible with Verizon's and Sprint's CDMA cellular networking technology.Show full article

AT&T 3G MicroCell Promises a Cell Tower for Your Home

AT&T finally plans to ship its 3G MicroCell, a cellular base station that plugs into home or small-office broadband to blanket a house-sized area with mobile coverage for voice and data.Show full article

3G iPad Will Allow Data Upgrades for 250 MB Plan

Apple has quietly revealed what it will cost to switch AT&T 3G data plans for the iPad in the middle of a billing cycle.Show full article

Pre-ordering the iPad: It's All about the Brand

Are people crazy to drop $499 or more on a product they've never seen or touched in person? In the case of the iPad, the answer is no, because consumers are buying into the Apple brand as much as they're buying a new computing device. Brand expert Simon Spence explains why.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29 March 2010

Notable software releases this week include Security Update 2010-002, Mailplane 2.1.6, Aperture 3.0.2, iMovie 8.0.6, SpamSieve 2.8.1, and Panorama 6 Preview.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 29 March 2010

We haven't heard from him for years, but former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée last week suggested a reason for why we haven't seen the iPhone on Verizon Wireless's network yet. Other interesting articles include a disturbing report about how many people open suspect spam messages, how Gmail is protecting against account hacking, and information about Marketcircle's Daylite for Now Up-to-Date & Contact users. And if you're jonesing for an iPad, check out Apple's new guided tour videos.Show full article

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