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Fun Way to Send Attachments in Mail

If you're working in a file that you want to attach to a message in Apple Mail, you can transfer the file to Mail easily: From the title bar of the file's window, drag the little proxy icon to Mail's icon on the Dock. Your Mac will make Mail the active application and open a new outgoing message, with the file attached.

(If your icon won't drag, the file probably isn't saved.)

 
 
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App.net Reduces Fees, Software Options Grow

App.net is a social network that requires a paid subscription to use, although that price dropped recently. Whether it succeeds or fails, it’s growing, and software developers have taken note.Show full article

New York Times Misunderstands Maps App Situation

A New York Times business columnist seemingly lacks history or contemporary knowledge of how the Maps app works; nor does he seem aware of competing programs in the App Store. That doesn’t stop him from drawing specious conclusions.Show full article

Why Do Airlines Require Us to Turn Off Our Gadgets?

Despite recent developments, tech-toting travelers still have a number of rules to follow when they’re airborne. But do these restrictions make any sense, given that there have never been any reported accidents attributed to portable electronics on planes? Commercial pilot Steve McCabe says no.Show full article

How iOS 6 Will Affect Developers — and You

Changes in iOS that expand the toolbox for developers will also affect what you see on the screen. Here are some examples of what might be coming in iOS 6.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8 October 2012

Notable software releases this week include Things 2.1, Sandvox 2.6.7, Hazel 3.0.13, Airfoil 4.7.4, Adobe Lightroom 4.2, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 Supplemental Update, and iPhoto 9.4.1.Show full article

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