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Access OpenType Font Features

OpenType fonts (.otf) often have special features, such as swashes and alternate characters, that are accessible in any app that uses the OS X font panel, including Pages and TextEdit. To access them, type and select your text, press Command-T to open the font panel, and then choose Typography from the Actions pop-up menu. That shows the Typography panel, where you can toggle available options for the font and characters you've selected.

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LiveCode 6.0 Released in Free and Commercial Editions

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, RunRev has released the LiveCode 6.0 app development toolkit in a free, open-source edition as well as a commercial edition that’s required for apps destined for Apple’s App Stores.Show full article

Divvy Eases Window Management

Annoyed by having to rearrange your windows constantly so you can see everything you’re working on? The Divvy utility provides quick and useful window management for Mac OS X.Show full article

23 Years of TidBITS: Thoughts on Our Past, Present, and Future

TidBITS marks its 23rd year of bringing you the most important news about the Apple ecosystem this week. To commemorate the occasion, Adam shares his thoughts about becoming the oldest active Internet-only publication, announces the hiring of a managing editor supported by the TidBITS membership program, and muses about what the role of TidBITS is in today’s Internet.Show full article

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The iPod shuffle is ridiculously tiny and simple, and Matt Neuburg doesn’t want to shuffle anything. Nevertheless, it was his best choice as a running companion. It was also his only choice.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22 April 2013

Notable software releases this week include Mailplane 3.0, Things 2.2, CloudPull 2.4, Aperture 3.4.4, and iPhoto 9.4.3.Show full article

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