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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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Save 50% in Take Control’s 2014 Back to School Sale

Through 25 August 2014, you can save 50 percent on the entire Take Control catalog of ebooks. It’s a great opportunity to pick up titles that you’ve been wanting to read or that might be useful to have on your virtual shelf for reference. As always, all ebooks are DRM-free and available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats.Show full article

RIP: Robin Williams, One of Us

The great actor and comedian Robin Williams is no longer with us. Josh Centers explains his connection to Apple.Show full article

Chapter 11 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

If you’ve wanted to run a wiki or a blog using OS X Server, you don’t need to enable the Web service and install complex software. Instead, read this latest chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server,” where Charles Edge explains how to create and run your own wikis and associated blogs.Show full article

12.2-Inch Samsung Galaxy Tablets Bring Productivity to Android

With the release of extra-large Samsung Galaxy tablets and matching keyboard cases, Julio Ojeda-Zapata finally warms to Android as a productivity platform. The as-yet-unreleased Android version of Microsoft Office is the remaining piece of the puzzle.Show full article

Fujifilm XQ1: A Professional Point-and-Shoot?

The XQ1 is a pocket-sized point-and-shoot from Fujifilm that can pinch-hit for pros when teamed up with the application Photo Ninja. Charles Maurer looks at both products and shows how they work together.Show full article

FunBITS: PhotoCard Is a Modern Postcard for iPad and iPhone

From the mind that brought you MacPaint, QuickDraw, and HyperCard, Bill Atkinson’s PhotoCard app for iOS lets you say, “Having a wonderful time, wish you were here!” via email or postal mail — and you can include your own photos, stickers, and customized postage stamps.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18 August 2014

Notable software releases this week include Fission 2.2.2, Alfred 2.4, Delicious Library 3.2.2, CloudPull 2.5.4, Corel Painter 2015, and Safari 7.0.6 and 6.1.6.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 18 August 2014

This week in ExtraBITS, Apple has banned two potent toxins from iPhone assembly plants, we delve into the origins of clicking “x” to close a window, Apple releases a not-so-diverse diversity report, and the New York Times gets an inside peek at Apple University.Show full article

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