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Open Links from Apple Mail in the Background

If an email message in Mail includes a Web link which you'd prefer to check out after you've read all your mail, and you don't want to hunt for the link later, Command-click the link in the message to open a browser window in the background. Mail remains the foreground application, and the browser window can wait till you're ready.

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Apple Posts Strong Q4 2006 Financials

Shipping a record 1.61 million Macs helped Apple achieve stellar financial results for the fourth quarter of the company's fiscal year 2006, which ended 30-Sep-06Show full article

Apple Admits Some iPods Shipped with Windows Virus

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Skype Releases Version 2.0 for Mac OS X

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I may not be an expert in humanitarian issues, but my commentary about the (RED) project in the Staff Roundtable section of Mark Anbinder's news piece "New iPod nano Sees (RED)" (16-Oct-06) apparently caught the attention of journalist Michael WinesShow full article

Acta Reborn as Opal

Users of Symmetry Software's Acta outliner - which was my favorite outliner back in 1993 (see "Inspiration 4.0: Outliners and Me," 14-Jun-93), although I never formally reviewed it - will be delighted to learn that its original developer, David Dunham, has rewritten it from the ground up as a Cocoa application and has released the result as OpalShow full article

Parallels Ships Desktop Update

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International Haus of Spam

Spamhaus is a well-regarded registry of bad actors. The British nonprofit, along with partner organizations, tracks the IP addresses that spew most of the spam issued forth worldwideShow full article

SlipBox: Scents and Sensibility

Back when I was writing my doctoral dissertation (and we lived in holes in the ground and had to clean the roads with our tongues on the way to school), I had a big box full of large index cards, on each of which were the notes from one book or article I'd readShow full article

Take Control News/23-Oct-06

"Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups" Melds Ebooks -- Remember how I said we spent much of our summer working on turning our font ebooks into "Real World Mac OS X Fonts" for Peachpit PressShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-Oct-06

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