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Mighty Mouse as Application Switcher

Looking for an easier way to switch between multiple applications? Within Keyboard and Mouse Preferences under System Preferences, you can configure the scroll wheel to act as an Application Switcher. Press the scroll button to bring up Application Switcher, scroll to toggle to the application you want, and hit the scroll button again to switch. You can also double-click the scroll button to quickly switch to the previously active application.

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Intuit Releases Quicken Mac 2007 OS X Lion Compatible

Intuit has released Quicken Mac 2007 OS X Lion Compatible, a reengineered version of the five-year-old finance application that works with Mac OS X 10.7. Yes, really.Show full article

Apple Finally Puts iWork.com Out of Its Misery

Apple has officially put an end-of-life date on iWork.com, announcing that the collaboration service will be turned off as of 31 July 2012. It won’t be missed.Show full article

Apple Announces Third-Generation iPad

With the usual fanfare, Apple has revealed the third-generation iPad, showcasing the device’s Retina display, faster A5X processor, new rear-facing iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, voice dictation capability, and optional 4G LTE wireless connectivity. All that, in very much the same form factor and at the same prices.Show full article

Third-Generation Apple TV Adds 1080p Video

Apple’s hobby product, the Apple TV, was updated with a new user interface and to support 1080p video. The third-generation Apple TV remains priced at $99 and will ship this week. The previous model gains the new user interface but not support for 1080p video.Show full article

iOS 5.1 Brings Smattering of Features and 4G Confusion

The recently released iOS 5.1 update adds a controversial 4G cellular label to the AT&T-specific iPhone 4S, plus a few new features, including a camera shortcut button on the lock screen.Show full article

iPhoto Joins iLife for iOS, Apple Updates Other Apps

iLife for iOS now has a third app, with a surprisingly rich iPhoto making its debut. GarageBand and iMovie for iOS both got welcome tweaks as well. And, rounding things out, a few other Apple apps for iOS received minor updates, too.Show full article

New Ebook for Text Mavens: “Take Control of BBEdit”

Our latest ebook, “Take Control of BBEdit,” explains how to accomplish real-world writing and coding tasks more efficiently than ever before, focusing on three main areas of usage: essential text-processing features for all BBEdit users, working with HTML from the level of the individual tag all the way to a dynamic Web site, and managing multi-resource projects. Show full article

Follow the Links: Piracy and Big Media

In which Adam starts reading a blog post, backtracks to the comic strip that prompted the blog post, bounces off to read what Andy Ihnatko said, and ends up pondering how the concept of time-shifting as fair use plays into the big media landscape, among much else.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 12 March 2012

Notable software releases this week include Safari 5.1.4; iTunes 10.6; iBooks Author 1.1; GarageBand ’11 6.0.5; iPhoto ’11 9.2.2; DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.1.2; Adobe Lightroom 4.0; and Parallels Desktop 7.0.15055.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 12 March 2012

Last week’s iPad announcement drives our ExtraBITS recommendations this week, with MacJury and Tech Night Owl Live podcasts, a tip about how to beam photos between iOS devices using the new iPhoto app, and Glenn Fleishman’s explanation of what 4G LTE means. On the troubling side, it seems that credit card companies are pressuring PayPal to rescind payment services from publishers deemed to be selling obscene ebooks.Show full article

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