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Stop Eye Strain in Excel 2008

You can make text bigger in Excel by zooming to a larger percentage with the Zoom control in the toolbar, or by selecting the cells containing too-small text, choosing Format > Cells (Command-1), and then setting options in the Font pane. You can also increase the default font size for new sheets by modifying the Size field (next to the Standard Font field) in the General pane of Excel's preferences.

 
 
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1Password 4 for iOS Updated to Support Wi-Fi Sync

Following the recent release of 1Password 4 for Mac, AgileBits has updated the iOS version of 1Password to support the resurrected Wi-Fi Sync feature.Show full article

Prepare for Mavericks Now with Take Control Books

Now that Apple has released the golden master of Mavericks to developers, the clock is ticking on the official release, and we have an early-bird version of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to Mavericks” to help you get ready. Read on for introductory pricing on that title and Sharon Zardetto’s forthcoming “Take Control of iBooks.”Show full article

Kindle Fire HDX Tablets Available for Pre-order

Amazon has announced two new Kindle Fire HDX tablets with quad-core processors and new features aimed at making them more competitive with Apple’s iPads.Show full article

Unwanted iOS 7 Occupying Space on iOS 6 Devices

If you’re holding off on upgrading to iOS 7, your iOS 6 device might be wasting significant amounts of space on the automatically downloaded update. Read on to learn why, and how you may be able to recover that space.Show full article

Stop Microsoft Word’s Cursor from Jumping Around

Consultant Alicia Katz Pollock was called in to help a user whose cursor was jumping around inexplicably in a Microsoft Word 2011 document. The solution may feel random, but should be welcome if you’re suffering from a similar problem.Show full article

Explaining Podcasts in iTunes 11.1

Apple has overhauled the way its various apps handle podcasts, leading to much confusion. Josh Centers brings some sense to the new status quo, at least to the extent that’s possible.Show full article

Setting Up a Home Office with Josh Centers

Josh Centers shares his home office setup — from the computer to the coffee — along with how to choose the best equipment at the best prices. His choices may not match what you would need, but his thinking is worth keeping in mind as you equip or update your own work environment.Show full article

FunBITS: Intermission Lets You Browse Your Mac’s Audio History

Rogue Amoeba’s Intermission is like an audio TiVo for your Mac, recording live audio and letting you go back in time to play anything from the last three hours. Read on to find out why it’s a great business tool and iTunes Radio accessory.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14 October 2013

Notable software releases this week include KeyCue 7.0, Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.8, SpamSieve 2.9.9, and ClamXav 2.6.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 14 October 2013

In ExtraBITS this week: T-Mobile cuts international roaming charges, lost Doctor Who episodes come to iTunes, and CloudPaint resurrects MacPaint for the Web.Show full article

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