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Disabling Dock Space-Making Feature

Having a hard time dragging a file into a folder in the Dock without the Dock trying to make room for it? Holding down Command while dragging the item temporarily disables this Dock feature.

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TidBITS Turns 22: Are You a TidBITS Member?

This week marks the 22nd year of continuous publication for TidBITS. Will you help us continue for another 22 years by becoming a TidBITS member?Show full article

Apple Releases Flashback Malware Removal Tools

Apple has released another Java update for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard that removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware. In Lion, the update also disables Java in Web pages. A separate Lion malware removal tool is also available.Show full article

Fix Firefox to Show Updated Java Plug-In

You’ve updated Java on your Mac to the latest version to protect against the Flashback malware, but when you check in Firefox, it seems as if you’re running an outdated version? You’re fine; Firefox is reporting the version incorrectly. Here’s how to fix it.Show full article

Use Dropbox to Troubleshoot Family Macs

Dropbox is an easy way to transfer files between friends and family members. That’s a feature Jeff Carlson took advantage of to check the Macs of his mother and mother-in-law for the recent Flashback malware.Show full article

Notes, Quotes, and iBooks

The era of the ebook brings readers great rewards, along with some arbitrary but easily remedied inconveniences.Show full article

Believe Most of Tumult’s HTML5 Hype

The animation tool Hype offers quick and easy HTML5 design tools to animate your Web site. Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 April 2012

Notable software releases this week include Acrobat X Pro and Adobe Reader X 10.1.3, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.0, Final Cut Pro X 10.0.4, KeyCue 6.1, and TextWrangler 4.0.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 16 April 2012

The Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit against Apple and six major publishers weighed heavily in our reading this week, with two pieces standing out: Charlie Stross’s deconstruction of Amazon’s ebook strategy and Nilay Patel’s look at the actual lawsuit. Also this week, Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion, and some TomTom GPS devices lose their way.Show full article

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