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Stop Eye Strain in Excel 2008

You can make text bigger in Excel by zooming to a larger percentage with the Zoom control in the toolbar, or by selecting the cells containing too-small text, choosing Format > Cells (Command-1), and then setting options in the Font pane. You can also increase the default font size for new sheets by modifying the Size field (next to the Standard Font field) in the General pane of Excel's preferences.

 
 
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Apple Recalls Supercool iPhone 3G USB Power Adapter

It's compact. It's cool. It's dangerous. So says Apple. The tiny USB power adapter for charging an iPhone 3G has blades that can break off and remain in an AC outlet. Apple advises you to stop using the adapter, and the company is replacing all of them.Show full article

MercuryMover 2.0 Puts Windows Where You Want Them

Over the weekend, Tonya didn't lose my marbles, but she nearly lost a window. However, the brand-new MercuryMover 2.0 came to the rescue and let her recover her off-screen window.Show full article

StuffIt Deluxe 2009 Keeps Evolving After 20 Years

The venerable compression utility StuffIt Deluxe 2009 adds Leopard-specific functionality, integration with MobileMe, and smart handling of duplicates in archives.Show full article

Take Control News: Buy the Right Mac at the Right Time

Our latest book, the third edition of "Take Control of Buying a Mac," is an indispensable guide to buying the best new Mac for your needs, figuring out the best time to buy it, and moving your files from your old Mac to your shiny new one.Show full article

VMware Fusion 2.0 Released

After four months of beta testing, VMware has released version 2.0 of Fusion, the company's software for running Windows, Linux, and other operating systems on an Intel-based Mac. The new version catches up to, and in some ways surpasses, the feature list of Parallels Desktop.Show full article

Confessions of an iPhone Convert

After being convinced that I'd never own an iPhone, I finally bought one. Two months later, I reflect on the good, bad, and surprising things I've learned about my new favorite tool.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 22-Sep-08

Notable software releases so far this week include iPhone Configuration Utility 1.0.1 for Mac OS X, Final Cut Server Update 1.1.1, Pro Applications Update 2008-03, Gears for Safari, BBEdit 9.0.1, Coda 1.5.1, Apple's Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.2, Apple Remote Desktop 3.2.2 Client and Admin, and Server Admin Tools 10.5.5.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/22-Sep-08

This week's discussion topics include a Mac port of Google's Chrome Web browser, experiences running VMware Fusion 2.0, Joe Kissell's first two months with an iPhone, and iTunes 8's deafness concerning the Genius feature and classical music.Show full article

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