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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!


Apple’s New Magic Peripherals Offer Modest Change

Apple has finally updated its long-on-the-tooth desktop mouse, keyboard, and trackpad to varying degrees, and added internal batteries to all. But the peripherals retain their unique personalities, and those hoping for a revamp of the somewhat controversial devices will be disappointed.

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Apple Opens Public Betas of OS X 10.11 El Capitan and iOS 9

Security Update 2015-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001

Safari 8.0.7, 7.1.7, and 6.2.7

Apple Improves Networking in OS X 10.10.4

Flashlight Brightens Up Spotlight in Yosemite

11 Stupid Backup Strategies

Apple Replacing 3 TB Hard Drives in Some 27-inch iMacs

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