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ChronoSync Secret Menubar Shortcut

For a quick way to run a ChronoSync document without opening it, use the ChronoSync menu in the menubar. Select "Show ChronoSync menu in menubar" in ChronoSync's General Preferences window to activate the menu bar menu. Once activated, you'll see the ChronoSync circling arrows icon in the menu bar, at the top right of your screen.

You can open any scheduled ChronoSync document directly from the menu bar. If you hold down the Option key while selecting a ChronoSync document, the synchronization will run immediately without the ChronoSync document opening.

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Find My Friends Gains Customizable Geofences

The latest version of Apple’s Find My Friends makes the geofencing feature customizable, so you’re no longer limited to specific addresses. Josh Centers shows you how to take advantage of this new option.Show full article

Sydnee Reduces USB Charging Cable Clutter

Do USB charging cables snake all over your desk? Have you been forced to add an additional power strip to free up enough outlets for your USB power adapters? If so, then Kanex’s Sydnee, a four-port USB charging station, might be just the ticket.Show full article

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No one expects Word document corruption, but it can happen, particularly with long documents. Here are suggestions for avoiding corruption and for eliminating it if a document has succumbed.Show full article

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 2 April 2013

Notable software releases this week include Final Cut Pro X 10.0.8, PDFpen 6.0.1, and ChronoSync 4.3.7.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 2 April 2013

iCloud security and Core Data syncing dominated our attention last week, broken up by news that T-Mobile will finally begin selling the iPhone — in an unusual no-contract sales arrangement.Show full article

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