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Option-click to Hide Apps Quickly

This trick has been available in the Mac OS for years, but many people still don't know it. If you have too many windows cluttering up your screen, you can hide specific ones easily as you work. When you're in any application, hold down the Option key and click on another app's window, on the Dock, or in the Finder to switch to that other app and simultaneously hide all the windows in the previously current app.

 
 
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Apple's PowerShare software

Apple's PowerShare software (the server component that can be used with the PowerTalk client software) will no longer include a copy of System 7 Pro in the box, effective todayShow full article

Why meet in person?

Why meet in person? Bittco Solutions is now shipping Co-motion 1.5 and the new Co-motion Lite. Co-motion enables users at different locations to engage in brainstorming and decision-making sessions, using most any network as a communication conduit (including the Internet over a TCP connection)Show full article

Broader eMarket

Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc.. Apple last month moved closer to a plan for a worldwide online service by introducing eWorld in the United KingdomShow full article

TCP/IP FirstClass Ships

At the end of October, SoftArc released FirstClass 2.6, an update to its group communications software, with the ability to communicate with Macintosh and Windows clients or between servers, via TCP/IP (see TidBITS-238)Show full article

LaserWriter 16/600 PS

Apple's new LaserWriter 16/600 PS sports a new naming scheme that ties the name of the printer to the printer's features. The name indicates three things: pages-per-minute (ppm), dots-per-inch (dpi), and page description languageShow full article

Mainlining the Internet

Tonya and I recently put in a direct connection to the Internet, and I promised to pass on some of the details so others would know just how hard it isShow full article

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