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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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Macworld/iWorld Changes 2014 Dates to Late March

If you’ve gotten used to going to San Francisco for Macworld/iWorld in late January, check your calendars for next year, since the show is moving to late March in 2014.Show full article

Gmail for iPhone 2.1 Improves Message Navigation

If you read email using the Gmail iPhone app, the latest version now enables you to move between messages more easily and work with a set of selected messages at once.Show full article

Cloud Mate: Turning iCloud into Dropbox?

Cloud Mate provides a unified view of all your iCloud Documents in the Cloud folders, giving iCloud more of the feel of Dropbox. It’s not perfect, but it might make you more willing to use Documents in the Cloud.Show full article

Living through the Evolution of Etextbooks

The iPad has tantalized educators with the possibility of electronic textbooks, and we’ve heard lots about it from publishers and publishing industry pundits alike. David Rabinowitz has a somewhat different view, and as a college senior, he has been watching the evolution of etextbooks up close.Show full article

How to Set Up and Use Google+ Hangouts

Want to do an Internet video call with up to nine other people, with reliable audio and video, plus the option to make it public and record the entire event? Google+ Hangouts does a better job than any other solution we’ve tried, for free.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8 April 2013

Notable software releases this week include Snapz Pro X 2.5.2, TextWrangler 4.5.1, and BBEdit 10.5.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 8 April 2013

We focus on the underworld this week, with news that patent troll Lodsys is once again targeting iOS developers, the story of how security writer Brian Krebs unmasked the author of the Flashback malware, and why the iPad is a good bet for reading about super villains.Show full article

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