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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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Leopard Pushed to October 2007

Leopard will remain caged for a few more months. In a statement released last week, Apple announced that Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard will not be released until some time in October 2007Show full article

Apple Announces Final Cut Studio 2, Final Cut Server

Kicking off the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference this week, Apple reinvigorated its line of professional video applications, which will collectively be bundled as Final Cut Studio 2Show full article

AirPort Extreme N Firmware 7.1 Update

Just days after we published "Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Extreme Network," Apple released an extremely minor firmware upgrade related to a pair of security issues with the AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n (Extreme N, as I call it)Show full article

Adobe Ships Creative Suite 3, Offers Video Betas

Adobe's recently announced revisions to its flagship design, Internet, interactivity, video, and page layout software collectively sold as Creative Suite 3 (CS3) are now shipping (see "Adobe Announces Creative Suite 3 Plans, Pricing, Dates," 2007-04-02)Show full article

Nisus Writer Pro Released to Public Beta

I used to be a huge fan of Nisus Software's Nisus Writer in the classic Mac OS days. In fact, producing TidBITS each week relied on a collection of Nisus Writer macros I'd writtenShow full article

FutureBITS: Sweet Batteries, Faster P2P, Nanofiber Displays

Predicting the future is a tricky thing, but as the late Macintosh writer Cary Lu once noted, all the technology we'll see in products in the next five years is being worked on in research labs todayShow full article

The Mystery of the Leopard Ship Date: Solved

[The scene fades in on a dark street. A man is slumped against a streetlight, its yellow glow illuminating his rumpled suit and battered fedora. He straightens, and as he walks off down the sidewalk, subtly taking in his surroundings, he speaks in a low, rough voice, hardened with frustration.] Thursday night, and I had failedShow full article

TidBITS Turns 17

Today marks the 17th anniversary of TidBITS, which we've published continuously since 1990. On previous anniversaries, I've written about our accomplishments, our goals, lessons we've learned, and moreShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/16-Apr-07

Leopard delayed until October -- What are people's thoughts about Apple's delay in getting Leopard out the door? (35 messages) Google calendar/OSX contextual menu -- An update to Google's Gmail Notifier adds a contextual menu item for Google CalendarShow full article

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