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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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QuickTime 7.5 Addresses Security Concerns, iMovie and iDVD Updated

Apple has released QuickTime 7.5, which fixes a number of security issues, along with iMovie 7.1.2 and iDVD 7.0.2, which provide unspecified compatibility and bug fixes.Show full article

Take Control News: Ebooks about Screen Sharing and Back to My Mac

In a pair of new ebooks, TidBITS contributing editor Glenn Fleishman goes in-depth with Leopard screen sharing and Back to My Mac. Show full article

Service Scrubber Cleans Services Menu

Has a service ever taken over an essential keyboard shortcut from one of your apps? Or, for that matter, has your Services menu become unusable because of all the unwanted items in it? The solution to both of these problems is Service Scrubber.Show full article

Font Auto-Activation Still Broken in 10.5.3

Apple broke Leopard's font auto-activation feature in Mac OS X 10.5.2, and 10.5.3 unfortunately doesn't fix the problem. So if you've been wondering what happened, read on for what font expert Sharon Zardetto has been able to confirm experimentally.Show full article

iPhone 3G GPS Details, Power Adapter, and Industrial Design

The iPhone 3G has a few extras lurking beneath its improved exterior, including a better charging plug and geotagging of photos.Show full article

SlingPlayer Mobile Would Drive Slingbox Owners to iPhone

Own a Slingbox? Want to watch your TV on an iPhone? It could be possible with a proof-of-concept version of SlingPlayer Mobile from Sling Media. The only problem? Apple hasn't accepted the company's iPhone developer application yet.Show full article

iPhone 3G Actually $160 More Expensive

Apple claims that the iPhone 3G is "Twice as fast. Half the price." But that's just the initial cost of the phone. By the time you factor in the increased price of AT&T's 3G data plan and the need to add a SMS text messaging plan, the iPhone 3G could end up costing $160 more than the original 8 GB iPhone. Adam runs down all the gory pricing details.Show full article

Palm Centro: Another Look at the Original Smartphone

Even as the iPhone gains market share, Palm's Centro is an inexpensive alternative, especially if you prefer a physical keypad and the Palm OS to Apple's virtual keyboard and OS X.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16-Jun-08

Notable software releases this week include InterMapper 5.0, several versions of The Missing Sync, BlogAssist 2.2, Opera 9.5, Mellel 2.5, PopChar X 4, AirPort Utility 5.3.2, and Iris 1.0.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/16-June-08

The iPhone 3G garners quite a bit of discussion this week, but readers also talk about MobileMe, encrypted Time Capsule backups, scrubbing the Services menu, Back to My Mac, and alternatives to Mail and Quicken.Show full article

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