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Find Graphics in TextEdit .rtfd Files

Want to find the graphics in a TextEdit document in the .rtfd format? The document is actually a package - a special kind of folder that looks like a file. To see and extract just the graphics, Control-click the document and choose Show Package Contents. A new window opens showing you just the embedded images, along with a TXT.RTF file that contains the text of the file.

 
 
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Netflix Raising Prices for New Subscribers

Netflix is raising its prices for streaming accounts by $1 per month, but only for new customers.Show full article

White House Report Recommends Requiring Warrants for Email

Did you know that law enforcement agencies can access your email with a simple subpoena if it’s more than six months old? Yes, they can, thanks to a 1986 law. And they do.Show full article

“Take Control of OS X Server” Streaming in TidBITS

If you’ve always wanted to run your own network server with OS X Server, or if you have OS X Server installed but aren’t comfortable with it, you can now find expert advice about the Mavericks version of Apple’s OS X Server in the streamed version of Charles Edge’s “Take Control of OS X Server.”Show full article

Hider 2 Promises File Privacy for the Masses

MacPaw’s Hider 2 tries to make keeping files and folders safe from prying eyes less of a headache, but does it deliver?Show full article

Microsoft’s OneNote Takes on Evernote

With the release of OneNote for the Macintosh in March 2014, and recent updates to that program, Microsoft has filled out its OneNote lineup. Julio Ojeda-Zapata of the St. Paul Pioneer Press compares OneNote to the popular Evernote, and finds that Microsoft still has work to do.Show full article

FunBITS: The World of DRM-free Digital Comic Books

Most digital comic books are restricted by digital rights management, but a few smaller publishers are taking a more user-friendly approach, offering comics without DRM. Josh Centers profiles a few of these publishers — including one that is offering a nifty DRM-free starter special for a short time only — and points out a great app for reading their books.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 12 May 2014

Notable software releases this week include LaunchBar 5.6.4 and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.2.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 12 May 2014

This week in ExtraBITS, rumors are swirling that Apple may buy Beats Electronics, the fashion-forward music company. We also have an extensive profile of Google co-founder Larry Page, and how he worked his way back to leading the search giant. Finally, in sad news, the App.net social network platform has laid off all employees, though the founders claim it will continue to live “on an indefinite basis.”Show full article

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