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Open URLs Quickly from BBEdit

If you're working on a bit of text (HTML or otherwise) in BBEdit, and you see a URL that you'd like to open, the fastest way is to Command-click it. Most BBEdit users probably already know this tip, but if you don't, it's a huge time-saver. (The same trick works in BBEdit's free little brother, TextWrangler.)

 
 
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Virtual PC 5.0.2 Improves Performance

Virtual PC 5.0.2 Improves Performance -- Connectix has released Virtual PC 5.0.2, a free update to the company's PC emulation software for both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X (see "Virtual PC Adds Features, Mac OS X Compatibility" in TidBITS-610)Show full article

EIMS Server 3.1.1 Available

EIMS Server 3.1.1 Available -- Glenn Anderson has released EIMS 3.1.1, a free update to his Mac OS mail server. (See "Two Mac Mail Servers Go Home Again" in TidBITS-613.) Version 3.1.1 fixes a handful of bugs and includes a workaround for some problems with command pipelining with some other SMTP servers (most notably those at Yahoo)Show full article

Blue World Releases Lasso Professional 5

Blue World Releases Lasso Professional 5 -- Blue World Communications has released Lasso Professional 5, the latest version of its database middleware for Internet publishing and development (see "WebObjects: WO Is Me, Part 1" in TidBITS-584 for an overview of what programs like Lasso do)Show full article

Argh! Forgot the easyDNS Link!

Argh! Forgot the easyDNS Link! Well now, don't we feel stupid. Somehow our article on easyDNS ("Make DNS Easy with easyDNS" in TidBITS-619) managed to go through writing, technical editing, staff review, and three copy editing passes without anyone noticing that it didn't include a link to easyDNS's Web siteShow full article

Font Reserve Moves to Mac OS X

Font Reserve, from DiamondSoft, is a font management utility to which I've been enthusiastically addicted for years. Simply put, it stores your fonts (or aliases to them), helps you explore them, and activates and deactivates them as neededShow full article

The Plain Truth about Casual Software Piracy

It's a rare day when a shareware programmer gets firm statistics on the extent of software piracy, but just recently, I got that chance. You see, the company I work for - Ambrosia Software - writes and publishes shareware - software that encourages users to make lots of copies and share them with friendsShow full article

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