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Find Next Without Using the Find Dialog in Word 2008

Rarely do you want to find just one instance of a word or phrase in Word. Instead of trying to keep Word 2008's Find and Replace dialog showing while searching, which can be awkward on a small screen, try the Next Find control. After you've found the term you're looking for once, click the downward-pointing double arrow button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar to find the next instance of your search term. The upward-pointing double arrow finds the previous instance, which is way easier than switching to Current Document Up in the expanded Find and Replace dialog.

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Leopard Slated for October 26th?

So when is Apple going to ship Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard? Adam delves back into the TidBITS archives and Apple's press release library to determine exactly when previous versions of Mac OS X were announced and released, and then he puts it all together to declare that the most likely date is...Show full article

Battery Update 1.3 Addresses MacBook Pro Power

Battery Update 1.3 improves performance of batteries for 15-inch MacBook Pro portables by updating their firmware.Show full article

Parallels and VMware Continue Rivalry; World Peace Remains Elusive

Recent updates to both Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion failed to excite me, but only because they've become so routine.Show full article

Radioshift TiVos Internet Radio

Did podcasting kill the radio star? No, it has merely been resting, and thanks to Rogue Amoeba's new Radioshift, which brings TiVo-like capabilities to Internet radio (and even AM/FM stations when coupled with a RadioShark), radio's star is once again rising.Show full article

Cook from Your Mac: 10 Recipe Tools Compared

The first thing computers were supposed to do in the home was help keep recipe databases. Although putting a Mac in a messy kitchen may not be the smartest thing for the health of the Mac, numerous recipe tracking programs have appeared over the years. In this overview, Andy Affleck compares 10 contenders. Read on to find out which tool will work for your gourmet or nutritional needs!Show full article

Take Control News: New iPods Covered in Updated Take Control Ebook

We're pleased to announce a free update to "Take Control of Your iPod: Beyond the Music" 2.0.1, just a month after Apple released the new iPod nano, iPod classic, and iPod touch.Show full article

Take Control News: All About 802.11n AirPort Extreme Networking

Glenn Fleishman has forgotten more about Wi-Fi than most people know, but luckily he wrote it all down in a pair of Take Control ebooks first. Both "Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Extreme Network" and "Take Control of Your Wi-Fi Security" have now been updated with the very latest information from the wireless world, and even better, both are free updates for our loyal readers. Can we grab a nap now?Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/08-Oct-07

Readers this week are talking about reviving bricked iPhones, troubleshooting Internet connections and Radioshift, and learning a short history of the Web hosting business, among other topics. Join the discussions!Show full article

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