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Just Show Me the Pictures!

Do you ever find that you don't have time to read those long email missives from Aunt Carol, but really do want to see the photos that she has lovingly attached? In Apple Mail, click the Quick Look button located in the message header. You'll get an easily browsed view of just the attached photos, and you can even add them to iPhoto, if you like!


Notes on Notes in iOS 9

Notes in iOS 9 offers a number of new features that make it worth another look for hardcore notetakers. Josh Centers, author of “iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course,” surveys the new features.

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Fantastical 2.0.3

KeyCue 7.5

BusyCal 2.6.6

BusyContacts 1.0.3

Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.1

OmniOutliner 4.2

Tinderbox 6.2

LaunchBar 6.3

When Your Numbers Get Serious, Read “Take Control of Numbers”


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FileMaker Pro 13.0.9

Evernote 6.0.8

Fantastical 2.0.2

TweetDeck 3.9.482

LaunchBar 6.2

ChronoSync 4.6 and ChronoAgent 1.5.1

ITbits: Bushel Helps Small Companies Manage Apple Devices

BusyContacts 1.0.2

Fantastical 2 Aims to Replace Apple’s Calendar

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