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Mighty Mouse as Application Switcher

Looking for an easier way to switch between multiple applications? Within Keyboard and Mouse Preferences under System Preferences, you can configure the scroll wheel to act as an Application Switcher. Press the scroll button to bring up Application Switcher, scroll to toggle to the application you want, and hit the scroll button again to switch. You can also double-click the scroll button to quickly switch to the previously active application.

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Apple’s Record Q1 2014 Sales Disappoint Wall Street Again

For its first fiscal quarter of 2014, Apple has once again reported record sales and revenues, beating expectations but suffering a hit to its stock price, as analysts grumbled that the company has not yet conquered the inner Solar System.Show full article

Keeping Up with the Snoops 3: A New Hope

As the Obama administration attempts to quell concerns over mass data collection, the U.S. intelligence community is drawing more fire from governments, including its own.Show full article

Experimenting with “Take Control of Pages” Pre-book on Leanpub

Our latest Take Control title — Michael E. Cohen’s “Take Control of Pages” — isn’t done yet, but we wanted to share the 100+ pages that are ready via a “pre-book” approach that will give readers frequent updates via the Leanpub service.Show full article

OmniOutliner 4 Refines the Outlining Process

OmniOutliner users have waited a long time — since before Apple switched to powering Macs with Intel processors — for a major-version update of the versatile outlining application. Jeff Carlson looks at what’s new in OmniOutliner 4.Show full article

FunBITS: Oceanhorn Emulates Zelda on iOS

Josh Centers reviews Oceanhorn, a Legend of Zelda clone for iOS, and suggests a solution to Nintendo’s woes.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 03 February 2014

Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner 4.0.1, ChronoSync 4.4.4, and ChronoAgent 1.4.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 03 February 2014

In ExtraBITS this week, a graphics professional takes a detailed look at the new Mac Pro, Apple filmed a stunning commercial to commemorate the Mac’s 30th anniversary, an iPhone 5c burst into flames in a girl’s pocket, and Michael Cohen talks Pages with Chuck Joiner of MacVoices.Show full article

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