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Triple-Click to Select Entire Lines

Everyone knows about double-clicking to select words, but did you know that you can, in most applications, triple-click to select an entire line or paragraph?

 
 

How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy

In iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Spotlight now searches the Internet, not just your local device, for the information you are looking for. Going beyond Apple’s documentation, Security Editor Rich Mogull digs into how Apple provides relevant results, while still managing your privacy.

 
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OS X Server 3.1.2

iTunes 11.2.1 Fixes /Users Folder Bug, Improves Podcasts Library

Local Contact/Calendar Syncing Returns in iTunes 11.2

10.9.3 Restores Local Contact/Calendar Sync, Improves 4K Support

2014 MacBook Air Offers Better Performance for $100 Less

AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3

Security Update 2014-002 (Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion)

 

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Can a Normal User Justify a Mac Pro?

Apple Support for Snow Leopard Wanes

Mac Pro SMC Firmware Update 2.0

Bonus Tips for Apple Mail

Mail Improvements in OS X 10.9.2

Security Update 2014-001 (Mountain Lion and Lion)

10.9.2 Fixes Critical SSL Security Bug, Adds FaceTime Audio

Apple Updates iOS and Apple TV to Fix Critical SSL Security Bug

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