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Show Hidden Files in Open/Save Dialogs in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, if you want to show otherwise hidden files in Open and Save dialog file lists, just press Command-Shift-period. Pressing it again hides the files.

 
 
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Apple Offers Ebook Settlement Terms… in Europe

Did you know that Apple and five major publishers were under antitrust investigation in Europe as well as in the United States? Things worked out a bit differently there, with Apple and the publishers offering legally binding commitments to changes in their business practices.Show full article

Chapter 9 of “Take Control of Your Digital Photos” Available

Our final installment in “Take Control of Your Digital Photos” is here, and in it Jeff Carlson addresses the most common reader request we’ve received: how to move from iPhoto to Aperture or Lightroom.Show full article

Yojimbo 4.0 Adds Syncing… But Not Via iCloud

Yojimbo 4.0, the information organizer from Bare Bones Software, regains the syncing capabilities lost to Apple’s closure of MobileMe (and inability to make iCloud syncing reliable). The new syncing relies on an optional monthly subscription.Show full article

Make Text More Readable with Solarized and Cousine

Eyestrain is a constant irritation for anyone who works with text all day. Read on to learn about a setup that we’ve found to reduce eye strain and increase productivity, for free. What’s not to like?Show full article

FunBITS: Thunderspace Provides Your Own Private Storm

Load Thunderspace on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and you’ll be transported into the acoustic center of a thunderstorm, thanks to Emmy award-winning recordist Gordon Hempton.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 19 August 2013

Notable software releases this week include BusyCal 2.5, iTunes 11.0.5, Voila 3.5, and AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 19 August 2013

Our own Jeff Carlson appeared on the Mac Power Users podcast to discuss iPad photography. Malware appeared in the App Store, courtesy of researchers at Georgia Tech who discovered flaws in Apple’s review process. Billionaire Carl Icahn sees no significant flaws in Apple, and he’s betting big on the company’s stock. Josef Albers’s classic book, “Interaction of Color,” has been reimagined as an interactive iPad app. Twitter has reimagined its two-factor authentication system, and Dropbox is offering an extra gigabyte of storage for installing their recently acquired Mailbox app. Finally, we get the inside scoop on the film “Jobs” from early Apple employees, learn about devices powered by radio waves, and hear why the privacy controversy surrounding Gmail is bunk.Show full article

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