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Access OpenType Font Features

OpenType fonts (.otf) often have special features, such as swashes and alternate characters, that are accessible in any app that uses the OS X font panel, including Pages and TextEdit. To access them, type and select your text, press Command-T to open the font panel, and then choose Typography from the Actions pop-up menu. That shows the Typography panel, where you can toggle available options for the font and characters you've selected.

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Mac OS X 10.7.1 Fixes Just a Few Bugs

Lion sees its first update with 10.7.1, but only a small number of bugs are fixed, presumably those that are the most serious.Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of SuperSync 4.1

If you’ve been frustrated by trying to keep iTunes libraries in sync on multiple Macs, check out this week’s DealBITS drawing for a chance to win a copy of SuperSync 4.1.Show full article

The Mystery of the Disappearing UDID

The world of Apple punditry has been abuzz about a relatively minor change in the latest iOS beta that could have dramatic ramifications for third-party developers and user privacy. When the dust settles, however, things may not be as bad (or as dramatic) as they seem.Show full article

Lion Security: Building on the iOS Foundation

Lion leverages lessons learned from iOS to be Apple’s most significant security update to Mac OS X ever. Here are four security key changes, why they matter, and what we can expect in the future.Show full article

Subtle Irritations in Lion

Immensely popular as Lion has been, Apple’s latest version of Mac OS X offers not just new and exciting features, but also some subtle annoyances, shortcomings, and, yes, real bugs that are slowing us down and making us less productive.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22 August 2011

Notable software releases this week include Firefox 6.0, Dropbox 1.1.40, GraphicConverter X 7.3.1, Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.2, ScreenFlow 3.0, and Airfoil 4.5.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 22 August 2011

We were just monkeying around last week, with Glenn Fleishman talking on NPR’s Science Friday and with an article about orangutans using iPads. Both are worth checking out.Show full article

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