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Option-click to Hide Apps Quickly

This trick has been available in the Mac OS for years, but many people still don't know it. If you have too many windows cluttering up your screen, you can hide specific ones easily as you work. When you're in any application, hold down the Option key and click on another app's window, on the Dock, or in the Finder to switch to that other app and simultaneously hide all the windows in the previously current app.


Harry Potter and the iBooks Author

Apple’s iBooks Store now offers enhanced editions of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. A look inside reveals that the enhancements come courtesy of iBooks Author.

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Updates Expand iBooks Author’s Reach

Voila 3.9

GarageBand 10.1

Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro

iMovie 10.0.9

Lightroom CC 2015.1 and Lightroom 6.1

Audio Hijack 3.1.1

GraphicConverter 9.7

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Fission 2.2.4

iFlicks 2.2.1

Audio Hijack 3.1

“Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course” Now Complete

How to Throttle iCloud Photo Library Uploads

Writing Screenplays with Highland

Final Cut Pro X 10.2.1 and Motion 5.2.1

Photos Everywhere with Lightroom CC and Photos for OS X

Pixelmator 3.3.2

iMovie 10.0.8

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