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Spin Through Toolbar View Options

Although many people never change their toolbars from the default settings, all standard toolbars on the Mac offer six states: icon only, text only, and icon and text, with all three coming in normal and small size. You can change them by choosing View > Customize Toolbar.

But there's a shortcut that makes it easier to check out each variant. Simply Command-click the toolbar lozenge at the upper right of a window, and the toolbar switches to the next view. Click it enough times, and you cycle back to the start.

 
 
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Apple Plans App Store Shakeup with Franchises, Mac Applications

In response to the negative press surrounding app rejections and removals, sources indicate that Apple will soon start franchising the App Store, enabling anyone who meets Apple's criteria to run their own version of the popular virtual marketplace. In related news, Apple's App Store will also start carrying Mac applications.Show full article

Eudora Returns... on the iPad

If you've resisted giving up Eudora on your Mac, you'll be pleased to learn that although there hasn't been a new release for the Mac for some years, the program will be making the leap to the iPad, a platform that is in some ways more like the Macs upon which Eudora was originally designed in 1988.Show full article

What Apple Could Do with $40 Billion

$40 billion is a heck of a lot of money for Apple to stuff into mattresses at 1 Infinite Loop. So what could Apple do with its hoard of hard-earned cash? We offer some suggestions.Show full article

New Find My Locker Feature Boosts iPhone OS Security

The optional four-digit passcode required to access a locked iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch may be enough to thwart casual pickpockets, but determined thieves can get through it easily. A new alternative ensures that only you know the combination.Show full article

Apple Unveils big iPod touch

Apple has announced plans to release a larger iPod touch to complete their portable product line, silence critics, and better differentiate the iPad.Show full article

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