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.
Databases are all alike, aren't they? Well, no, and this week Adam shares his real-world experiences with Panorama V, an unusual database that makes it easy to add new capabilities as you discover you need them. In other items, Jeff Carlson covers three new ebook initiatives, Glenn Fleishman opens his Mac mini to add RAM on the cheap, we link to several Take Control excerpts, and we note a court decision permitting Apple to subpoena confidential information about trade secret leaks.
Apple Wins Subpoena Request -- In the latest update in Apple's quest to squelch information leaks, Judge James Kleinberg of Santa Clara County Superior Court ruled last Friday that the news site O'Grady's PowerPage must divulge its confidential sources, describing the information as "stolen property." The judge was careful to note that his ruling should not be construed more broadly than Apple's right to subpoena information from PowerPage's ISP NfoxShow full article
I had beads - nay, rivulets - of sweat on my brow. Why wouldn't it open? You guessed it: I was installing RAM in my new Mac mini. I avoided Apple's $425 price tag for a 1 GB upgrade (from the meager built-in 256 MB of RAM), and bought generic RAM for $200Show full article
Adam is fond of talking about the "Macintosh ecosystem" and how the companies and products that make up that system generally work together for a common goodShow full article
When you're setting up a database for the first time, do you know exactly what you'll want out of it, for the rest of the life of the database? Heck, do you know what you're going want from it next month? You probably have a general idea, and if you've created databases in the past or are working with a consultant, you'll probably spend some time mapping out your data structures, reports, and moreShow full article
As a way of spreading the word about Take Control ebooks, we've started working with some of our friends at other publications to publish excerpts from a few of our booksShow full article
The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster. Good streetmap software for Macs? Do any companies make mapping software comparable to Microsoft Streets & Trips for Windows? Route 66 could be the answer, or online mapping sourcesShow full article