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Open Files with App Switcher

Using the Application Switcher to open files can sometimes be faster than hunting for an Application's window or searching through a jam packed Dock for an Application's icon. First grab your file, press Command-Tab, and then drop the file onto the desired application's icon to open it within that program.

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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.3.5, Security Update 2004-08-09

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.3.5, Security Update 2004-08-09 -- Late Monday, Apple released via Software Update Mac OS X 10.3.5 and Security Update 2004-08-09Show full article

iData Pro, Go Cocoa

iData Pro, Go Cocoa -- iData Pro has long been my favorite digital shoebox, a repository for completely miscellaneous text snippets, as I explained in TidBITS-675Show full article

Envision 1.0 Released

Envision 1.0 Released -- Back in May, I wrote about Envision, an interesting program from Open Door Networks that works to turn a Mac into an Internet-based slideshowShow full article

iPhoto 4.0.3 Released

iPhoto 4.0.3 Released -- Early last week, Apple released iPhoto 4.0.2, which seemed like an extremely minor update unless you were ordering iPhoto books in EuropeShow full article

Quicken 2005 Released

Quicken 2005 Released -- Intuit has released Quicken 2005, the latest version of its financial management application. The new version adds online support for more financial institutions, streamlines new account creation and category management, and ties into iPhoto to generate a visual home inventoryShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: DLexpo Free Passes

If you're with commuting distance of Long Beach, California and have some free time at the end of this week (13-Aug-04 through 15-Aug-04), you might want to check out a new trade show that's just starting up: DLexpo, or the Digital Lifestyle ExpoShow full article

EyeHome: So Close, Yet So Far

I have a dream. It's a simple dream, really. I dream of a device that will bring my digital media - music, movies, photos - to my home theater system with its comfy couch, audiolicious speakers, and large-screen televisionShow full article

On Track with Route 66

I have always loved maps. I can read a map for hours: cool names of little towns; different colors for each state (why is Louisiana pink?); all the different ways of getting from here to there. Growing up in Los Angeles, I relied on Thomas Brothers mapsShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/09-Aug-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design. RealNetworks vs iTunes -- RealNetworks is pushing a way to circumvent Apple's FairPlay DRM system to play other protected music files on the iPodShow full article

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