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Re-Order the Fetch Shortcuts Menus

Do you use a shortcuts menu frequently in Fetch? Whether you use the Shortcuts menu bar menu or the "heart" shortcuts pop-up menu in the New Connection dialog, you can change the order of the shortcuts in the menu: Choose Shortcuts > Show Shortcuts to open the Fetch Shortcuts window. Click any column header in the window to change the sort order. The menus will show the shortcuts in the same order as the window.

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Apple Reports $11.6 Billion Q2 2012 Profit

Apple reported another fantastic financial quarter, with a profit of $11.6 billion on revenues of $39.2 billion. iPhone and iPad sales pushed the numbers, but that’s not the whole story. Apple’s execution and presence in China significantly contributed to the company’s success.Show full article

Airfoil Speakers Touch 3 Adds AirPlay Receiver

The latest version of Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil Speakers Touch still works as an extension of its desktop Airfoil streaming audio software. But with an in-app purchase, it turns an iOS device into an AirPlay receiver. Or, it used to, before Apple took offense.Show full article

Google Drive and SkyDrive Take Aim at Dropbox

In the last week, Google launched its long-rumored Google Drive offering, and Microsoft overhauled SkyDrive, an existing synchronization and storage service. Both have robust support for the Mac, but is either better than Dropbox?Show full article

Apple Extends iTunes Account Security, Confuses Users

Apple has started asking iTunes account holders to provide answers to new security questions, but without providing good questions or any explanation for how the answers will be used.Show full article

Free Disrupts Telecom Market in France

Kirk McElhearn explains how the French telecom provider Free enables him to pay far less for connectivity — including cell phone, landline, Internet, and TV. We’re not all likely to move to France just to save on our communications costs, but similar market disruptions could take place in other countries.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 30 April 2012

Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.1, Pear Note 3.0, Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.5, Send to Kindle for Mac 1.0, Firefox 12.0, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.8, and Bookle 1.0.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 30 April 2012

Interesting bits this week include news of Dropbox updates, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference selling out in two hours, and a pair of staff appearances: Tonya Engst on the Tech Night Owl podcast and Jeff Carlson in a Twitter interview for Peachpit Press.Show full article

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