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New Documents in Snow Leopard's TextEdit

In the Snow Leopard version of TextEdit, you can now create a new document by Control-clicking TextEdit's Dock icon (when it's running), and choosing New Document from the pop-up menu. This isn't a major feature, of course, since you can also just press Command-N while in TextEdit, but consider Control-clicking other applications' Dock icons to see what functions they might make available.

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iOS 4.3.1 Fixes Activation, Display, and Authentication Bugs

Just over two weeks after the release of iOS 4.3, Apple has pushed out iOS 4.3.1 to fix some important bugs.Show full article

OpenType PostScript Fonts Troublesome in 10.6.7

The recent Mac OS X 10.6.7 update is causing problems for some Mac users who rely on OpenType PostScript fonts. If you’re experiencing problems, the best workaround is to downgrade to 10.6.6, and if you haven’t yet upgraded and rely on specific OpenType PostScript fonts, hold off on 10.6.7 for now.Show full article

Judge Rejects Google Books Settlement

A judge has rejected a sweeping settlement of lawsuits against Google that would have given the search company a kind of monopoly, and created a cartel for pricing by authors and publishers. Good.Show full article

Master Media on Your iPad with New Take Control Book

Jeff Carlson’s latest edition of “Take Control of Media on Your iPad” covers the iPad 2 and iOS 4.3, as well as the latest tips, tricks, and techniques for managing and enjoying the iPad’s extensive media capabilities.Show full article

Guy Kawasaki’s “Enchantment” Really Does Enchant

Looking to win friends and influence people? That’s Dale Carnegie’s book, but for a modern-day take on how to change people’s hearts, minds, and actions, former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki’s latest book “Enchantment” is worth a read.Show full article

Zen and the Art of Gmail, Part 2: Labels & Filters

After spending more than 16 years using Eudora for email, Adam has switched, perhaps unexpectedly, to Gmail. In this second of a multi-part series, he explains how the fact that everything in Gmail is a search enables a Zen approach to email.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 28 March 2011

Notable software releases this week include LogMeIn Ignition 2.0.264, Things 1.4.5, Skype 5.1.0.914, NoteBook 3.0.9, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.2.2, Aperture 3.1.2, MarsEdit 3.2, Firefox 4, Sparrow 1.1, and Skitch 1.0.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 28 March 2011

Several important conferences have announced dates, a major Apple executive is leaving, Apple has made it possible to donate to the Japanese relief efforts via iTunes, and we point to a New York Times article that muses about how phone calls no longer have the role they once did. Read on!Show full article

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