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Open URLs Quickly from BBEdit

If you're working on a bit of text (HTML or otherwise) in BBEdit, and you see a URL that you'd like to open, the fastest way is to Command-click it. Most BBEdit users probably already know this tip, but if you don't, it's a huge time-saver. (The same trick works in BBEdit's free little brother, TextWrangler.)

 
 
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TidBITS News App Updated for iPad

iPad users, take note—you can now read TidBITS articles in the free TidBITS News app on the iPad, with a native interface.Show full article

HabiTimer Solves the Multiple Reminder Problem

If you need to take medication on a regular schedule, or just want something that will remind you to stretch your legs on a repeating basis, check out the free HabiTimer iOS app.Show full article

User Interface Conservatism versus Liberalism

Does the Mac App Store mark a turning point in the constant tussle between those who want user interfaces to be entirely consistent and those who prefer the wild-and-crazy look? Does it matter? Adam thinks it does.Show full article

ProVUE’s Panorama Gets a Baby Brother: Panorama Sheets

ProVUE’s Panorama, the wonderful database program, recently revised to version 6, now boasts a much less expensive sibling, Panorama Sheets, which will easily suffice for many users. Harness the power of Panorama without the learning curve!Show full article

Returning to Apple after Nine Years

After almost decade in the Windows world, a former Mac fan rediscovers an old friend.Show full article

Peering Behind the Mac App Store Counter

Apple has opened the Mac App Store with over 1,000 applications. The Internet-based store offers easy purchasing, downloading, and updating of applications for the Mac but comes at a cost to developers beyond the 30-percent transaction fee.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 10 January 2011

Notable software releases this week include Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0.2, Apple Remote Desktop 3.4, cf/x alpha 1.2, Mac OS X 10.6.6, iWork 9.0.5, GarageBand 6.0.1, and iMovie 9.0.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 10 January 2011

If you want to go further afield from TidBITS this week, be sure to listen to Joe Kissell talking about a paperless lifestyle and tune in Tuesday, when we’ll learn if Verizon Wireless’s media event is indeed to announce the iPhone coming to Verizon. Show full article

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