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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 Breaks More Records for Q2 2011

Apple reporting billions of dollars in revenue and profit for its last financial quarter? No surprise there. But where that money came from may raise some eyebrows.Show full article

Mophie Juice Pack Air Powers Longer iPhone GPS Use

Looking to extend your iPhone 4’s battery life with a battery-powered case? Adam finds that the Mophie Juice Pack Air eliminates the worry of a dead battery at the end of a day of travelling.Show full article

The Ebook Shredder: A Recap

Joe Kissell reviews his experience of “shredding” an entire ebook by sending it to Twitter 140 characters at a time.Show full article

Use Your iPad as a Remote Control

If you own an Apple TV and an iPad, Apple’s free Remote app may make you want to put the Apple TV’s minimal remote in a drawer for good. In this excerpt from his “Take Control of Media on Your iPad, Second Edition,” Jeff Carlson covers what you can do with the Remote app, including controlling things other than an Apple TV.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25 April 2011

Notable software releases this week include TextExpander 3.3 and iTunes 10.2.2.Show full article

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