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Set Per-Folder Views in the Finder

Tired of navigating to a particular folder and having to switch to List View every time? With Finder in Leopard, you can set viewing preference for each individual folder. Just navigate to it, and set the view the way you want (Column, List, Icon, or Cover Flow). Then choose View > Show View Options (Command-J) and in the window that appears, select the Always Open In... checkbox.

 
 
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Farewell iPad 2; Welcome Back, iPad 4

At long last, we bid a fond adieu to the iPad 2, and say hello again to the fourth-generation iPad, which returns as Apple’s introductory model. But is it a good deal?Show full article

Why I Was Banned from WATCH ABC and Hulu

After being accused of using an anonymous proxy, Josh Centers was locked out of WATCH ABC and Hulu. Here’s how he beat a bad rap, and what it could mean for the future of TV.Show full article

The Lazy Man’s New Camera: the Fujifilm X-E2

Former commercial photographer Charles Maurer shares the details about a new small camera that competes with the heavyweights and wins.Show full article

FunBITS: Luftrausers Offers High-Flying Arcade Fun for Mac

From the creators of the hit iOS game Ridiculous Fishing, Luftrausers brings a unique sense of style to a fast-paced aerial dogfighting game.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24 March 2014

Notable software releases this week include Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.2 and GarageBand 10.0.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 24 March 2014

Lots happened this week, and we have a boatload of ExtraBITS for you to read. Google officially entered the wearables market with Android Wear, a version of its mobile operating system designed for wearables. Time scored a rare interview with Jony Ive, but our own Jeff Carlson wasn’t thrilled with it. Twitter made it easy to discover anyone’s first tweet, the founder of IDG passed away, and the very first Apple dealer is closing its doors.Show full article

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