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Using the Application Switcher to open files can sometimes be faster than hunting for an Application's window or searching through a jam packed Dock for an Application's icon. First grab your file, press Command-Tab, and then drop the file onto the desired application's icon to open it within that program.

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Third-Generation iPad Sells 3 Million in First Weekend

The third-generation iPad sold more in its first weekend than the first-generation iPad sold in its first two months. Not bad for what some were calling a “modest” update.Show full article

Updated Ebook Explains Managing Data in DEVONthink 2

Learn to eliminate information overload using DEVONthink 2, with help from the new “Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2, Second Edition,” a significantly revised ebook by TidBITS senior editor Joe KissellShow full article

Amazon’s Electronics Trade-In Program: Goodbye, iPad 2!

What to do with your gently used obsolete electronics? There are various services out there that will buy them, but Sharon Zardetto discovered that Amazon has entered the field, offering top dollar, free shipping, and a no-hassle process.Show full article

Where to Speak on Your iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 has two microphones, so which one should you talk into? The answer could surprise you.Show full article

Hey, iBooks, Where Did All My Books Go?

Everything went fine migrating everything from my old iPad to my new iPad, except that my books vanished from iBooks. The reason: Apple thinks books are like songs.Show full article

Wacom Inkling Lets Designers Sketch on Paper

Wacom’s Inkling isn’t quite a graphics tablet, nor is it a note-taking device like the late, lamented CrossPad, but Steve McCabe finds that it still fills a niche of its own.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 26 March 2012

Notable software releases this week include CrashPlan and CrashPlan PRO 3.2, Skype 5.6.0.143, Keyboard Maestro 5.1, Fantastical 1.2.2, and Apple Software Installer Update 1.0.Show full article

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