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Turn Off Filename Extension Warning

In Leopard, Apple fixed an annoying aspect of working with the Finder in Tiger. Previously, if you changed a file's extension, the Finder prompted for confirmation. But since no one has ever accidentally changed a filename extension, Apple thankfully added an option to turn that warning off in the Leopard Finder's preferences. Choose Finder > Preferences, and in the Advanced screen, deselect Show Warning Before Changing an Extension.

 
 
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Mac OS X 10.2.5 Released

Mac OS X 10.2.5 Released -- Apple has rolled out several improvements in its latest system release, Mac OS X 10.2.5. Bluetooth support has been added for Nokia 7650 and P800 phones, and the Bluetooth Setup Assistant now recognizes some Microsoft mice and keyboardsShow full article

Apple Releases Safari Public Beta 2

Apple Releases Safari Public Beta 2 -- Apple's widely adopted beta Web browser received an update today to Public Beta 2. New in this incarnation is the capability to browse multiple pages within the same window using a tabbed interface, along with the AutoFill features made popular by Internet ExplorerShow full article

The Wireless Networking Starter Kit Goes Electronic

The Wireless Networking Starter Kit, which I co-authored with Glenn Fleishman, is now available as an electronic book. In part because the print edition of the book hasn't been the huge best-seller we hoped it would be (a misconception common to most authors), we're doing things a bit differently than I did with my iPhoto Visual QuickStart Guides. Based on requests we've received, we believe there are two sets of people who might be interested in an electronic copy of the bookShow full article

TidBITS Turns 13: Setting Goals

Being a teenager means living in an awkward time when you no longer quite wish to behave like a child, but you boomerang between rebelling against adult society and revelling in the fascinating world of adulthoodShow full article

SLIMP3: MP3, Get Thee to the Hi-Fi

Hi. My name is Andrew. I'm a music junkie. Because my wife and I own upwards of 1,000 CDs, storage has become a problem, not to mention a decorating nightmareShow full article

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