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Turn Word 2008 Notes into a To-Do List

In the Word 2008 Notebook Layout View (View > Notebook Layout View), bring up the Formatting Palette (View > Formatting Palette). Look for the Note Flags section in the Formatting Palette. Select the flag type, type in your reminder or even assign yourself an Entourage 2008 task. Check off your to-dos once the task is complete.

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Pages, Keynote, and Numbers Receive Minor Updates

If you’re using the new versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, the first update to bring back features from the iWork ’09 versions is out, giving you the capability to customize the toolbar once again.Show full article

PBS and Yahoo Come to Apple TV

The Apple TV’s lineup expands with PBS and Yahoo Screen. And for you “Downton Abbey” fans, Josh Centers has the inside scoop on what’s available.Show full article

Chapter 5 of “Take Control of Apple TV” Available

Apple’s AirPlay technology may not seem sexy, but it’s the utterly useful glue that ties together Macs, iOS devices, and the Apple TV. In this chapter from “Take Control of Apple TV,” Josh Centers focuses on how you use AirPlay to send content from your Mac or iPad to the Apple TV, or even from your Apple TV to AirPlay-capable speakers.Show full article

Making the Most of Contacts in Mavericks

Apple’s Contacts app is much more than Grandma’s little black book, and its integration with your Mac gives it a lot of flexibility. For what it can’t do, others have picked up the slack.Show full article

FunBITS: Examining Google Play Music

With the release of an iPhone client, Google Play Music has become a compelling option for Apple users who want an alternative to iTunes Match, Rdio, or Spotify.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25 November 2013

Notable software releases this week include ChronoSync 4.4.3 and ChronoAgent 1.4.4, Evernote 5.4.3, AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.2, CloudPull 2.5.3, Mactracker 7.2.1, iMovie 10.0.1, 1Password 4.0.9, Mailplane 3.1, and Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.9.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 25 November 2013

There’s a lot to celebrate in this week’s ExtraBITS: Adam and Tonya Engst discuss ten years of Take Control with Chuck Joiner on the MacVoices podcast, Google commemorates 50 years of “Doctor Who” with a special doodle, and Joe Kissell joined the Panel podcast to talk Thanksgiving turkey. We also take a look at how the iPhone 5s stacks up to its forebears, the purpose of Snapchat, Apple paying for water-damaged devices, and Google’s self-driving car.Show full article

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