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Open Files with App Switcher

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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Apple TV 2.3 Adds AirTunes, Volume Control

The Apple TV Software Update 2.3 expands the media player's AirTunes capabilities, lets you use a third-party remote control, supports playlists that contain video content, and, at last, lets you control music volume from the remote.Show full article

Please Welcome Doug McLean

Join us in a warm welcome to Doug McLean, our newest staff member. Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of MacSpeech Dictate

Want your Mac to take dictation? Enter to win a copy of MacSpeech Dictate in this week's DealBITS drawing!Show full article

Vote in the 2008 TidBITS Gift Guide Survey

TidBITS Talk participants have suggested oodles of ideas for the upcoming TidBITS Gift Guide. Now it's your chance to vote for your favorites and help us pick the cream of the crop. Show full article

Script Debugger 4.5 Offers Power Editing to AppleScripters

A major upgrade to Late Night Software's Script Debugger offers AppleScript programmers boosted power and convenience, along with an answer to the burning question, "What the heck has Matt Neuburg been up to for the past several months?"Show full article

Google Tests New Search Customization Feature: SearchWiki

Google has announced it will distribute their newest product, SearchWiki, to a select group of users. While SearchWiki provides several ways to customize your search results, its benefits are unclear. Show full article

iPhone 2.2 Software Enhances Maps, Tweaks Interface

The iPhone 2.2 Software Update adds a few welcome features to Maps, improves call setup and reduces dropped calls, provides a few interface tweaks, and fixes a number of bugs and security problems. Adam runs down the new features... and looks at what's still missing.Show full article

AnchorFree Offers Free VPN for iPhone

Keeping your secrets on open Wi-Fi networks just became easier with the latest from AnchorFree: a free VPN account for your iPhone.Show full article

Security Tips For Safe Online Holiday Shopping

Shopping online may save you from the dangers of traffic accidents and mall riots, but these tips from Security Editor Rich Mogull will also help ensure a fraud-free holiday season.Show full article

Sync Smarter with 'Take Control of Syncing Data in Leopard'

Our latest ebook, "Take Control of Syncing Data in Leopard," helps users sync data from a Mac with other Macs, with an iPhone or iPod, and even with other devices such as a BlackBerry, Palm handheld, or mobile phone.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 01-Dec-08

Notable software releases since our last issue of TidBITS include HandBrake 0.9.3, MacSpeech Dictate 1.2.1, Freeway 5.3, Default Folder X 4.1, Adobe Camera Raw 5.2, Safari 3.2.1, DiscLabel 5.4, iTunes 8.0.2, Apple's Pro Apps Updates 2008-004, PopChar X 4.1.1, KeyCue 4.3, OmniFocus 1.5, The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile 4.0.4, Daylite 3.8, AccountEdge 2009, Yum 3.0, Apple's Compatibility Update for QuickTime 7.5.5, and Apple's MacBook/MacBook Pro Trackpad Firmware Update 1.0.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 01-Dec-08

Read on for this week's collection of the most interesting links to interesting articles and resources elsewhere on the Web, all selected by the TidBITS staff.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/01-Dec-08

Recent TidBITS Talk discussions include a great mix of topics: deconstructing Safari 3.2's anti-phishing feature, comparing iPhone file transfer applications, troubleshooting loading errors in Safari and Firefox, a solid aluminum mouse pad, sorting out years' worth of digital documents, and more.Show full article

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