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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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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.4.6 Update

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.4.6 Update -- Just as we were finalizing this issue, Apple released Mac OS X 10.4.6 Update, which appears to be a massive, miscellaneous bug-fix updateShow full article

Listen in as Apple Turns 30

Listen in as Apple Turns 30 -- On April 1st, 1976 - 30 years ago this last Saturday - Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded Apple Computer, and the intervening years have seen its fortunes rise, fall, and rise againShow full article

Interarchy 8 Adds WebDAV, Widgets, and Bonjour

Interarchy 8 Adds WebDAV, Widgets, and Bonjour -- Peter Lewis and Stairways Software have released Interarchy 8.0, a major upgrade to the powerful file transfer and network monitoring applicationShow full article

Universal Final Cut Studio Now Shipping

Universal Final Cut Studio Now Shipping -- When Apple introduced the Intel-based Macs in January, I was frankly surprised to hear that the Final Cut Studio suite would be available in universal binary form as early as MarchShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: Disc Cover Winners

DealBITS Drawing: Disc Cover Winners -- Congratulations to Damian Burke of gmail.com, Ronald Jore of jore.com.au, and Jonathan Baumgarten of frostbaumgarten.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of BeLight Software's Disc CoverShow full article

iPod Update Offers Maximum Volume Setting

Apple has released a software update which, along with fixing a handful of bugs, enables users to set a maximum volume limit for their iPods. The 28 MB update supports both Mac OS X and Windows XP/2000, but applies only to Apple's fifth-generation video-capable iPods and the iPod nano. After installing the update, users can configure a maximum volume setting for their iPod: once set, the iPod displays a padlock icon when it reaches the configured top volumeShow full article

Comparing Business Card Design Software

When I began my duties as TidBITS Senior Editor recently, one of my first official functions was to order some business cards for myself. Although I could simply have plugged my contact info into the existing TidBITS business card template, Adam and Tonya wanted to come up with a new design that incorporated information for both TidBITS and Take ControlShow full article

Wanted: Better Document Collaboration System

The TidBITS staff has been spending a vast amount of time and energy thinking about how we want to recast our collaborative editing system, but we haven't been able to come up with a solution that meets all of our needs and wantsShow full article

Take Control News/03-Apr-06

"Macworld Digital Photography Superguide" Released -- Our latest ebook is a bit different from anything we've done in the past, and in fact, it's not even a Take Control ebook! Instead, it was written by our friends (some of whom also write for Take Control) at Macworld MagazineShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/03-Apr-06

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. Creative Commons License Upheld in Dutch Court -- A reader provides more details about the case that Adam wrote about last weekShow full article

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