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Copy Excel Selection as a Picture

Want to show someone a chunk of an Excel spreadsheet via email or iChat? You could take a screenshot, but if you want to show just a portion of the Excel window and you don't use a utility like Snapz Pro, you can do this right from within Excel 2008. Make a selection, hold down the Shift key, and choose Copy Picture from the Edit menu. You can select whether the selection will be rendered as though it was shown on screen or as though it was printed. Then just switch to your desired destination and paste.

 
 
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Apple Flexes Muscle in WWDC 2011 Keynote

With the WWDC 2011 keynote, Apple showed off just how powerful the company has become, both by announcing not one, not two, but three full-fledged platforms, and by sharing numerous statistics that paint a pretty picture of Apple’s current and future business prospects.Show full article

Speed Up Your Mac and Solve Problems with New Take Control Ebooks

Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Speeding Up Your Mac” completes his Mac Fitness Trilogy with a comprehensive collection of tested tweaks and tips to get your Mac firing fast on all cores — and if slow performance is not your Mac’s only problem, Joe’s just-released “Take Control of Troubleshooting Your Mac, Second Edition” provides helpful diagnostic and repair techniques. Finally, “Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac, Second Edition” helps you keep problems from happening in the first place.Show full article

Do More While Typing Less with “Take Control of TextExpander”

TidBITS contributor and Take Control author Michael E. Cohen has fallen under the spell of Smile’s 5-star rated text expansion software, TextExpander. His latest ebook, “Take Control of TextExpander,” explains why.Show full article

Update to Flash Player 10.3.181.22

Adobe has released an update to Flash Player that both fixes an important security vulnerability and provides automatic update notification for the future.Show full article

Lion Details Revealed with Shipping Date and Price

At the Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple provided a few new details about Mac OS X Lion, while committing to a July delivery date and a price tag of just $29.99.Show full article

iOS 5 Cuts the Cord and Addresses Numerous Irritations

In addition to Apple’s clearing the decks of some long-standing gotchas and complaints about iOS, the big news is that iOS 5 will cut the cord and allow iOS devices to operate entirely separately from a Mac or PC. And there’s some other cool stuff in iOS 5 as well.Show full article

iCloud Rolls In, Extended Forecast Calls for Disruption

Apple’s upcoming iCloud service promises to make you forget about having to sync devices using cables to share data. Download songs you’ve purchased but not synced (even those you ripped or purchased somewhere other than the iTunes Store), update documents on multiple devices simultaneously, store an ongoing photo stream, and more with Apple’s MobileMe replacement.Show full article

Apple Responds to Increasingly Serious MacDefender Situation

In an unusual about-face, Apple has gone from telling AppleCare reps not to help callers remove MacDefender infections to releasing a support document explaining how to do it along with a security update to Mac OS X 10.6.7 to stop MacDefender and its variants. Hopefully it will also stop MacGuard, the new variant Intego has found that doesn’t even require an admin password to install.Show full article

Security Update 2011-003 Addresses MacDefender Malware

Apple has updated Mac OS X 10.6.7 to remove and prevent infections of the MacDefender malware.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 6 June 2011

Notable software releases this week include Growl 1.2.2, Data Rescue 3.2, Logic Pro 9.1.4 and Logic Express 9.1.4, Moneydance 2011, Fantastical 1.0, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.1, Sparrow 1.2, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.4.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 6 June 2011

We have a couple of podcasts from TidBITS staffers for you this week, along with the continuing saga of the Lodsys patent brouhaha, news of a MacBook case replacement program, Apple’s release of iWork for the iPhone and iPod touch, and Gmail’s new people widget.Show full article

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