Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
Spin Through Toolbar View Options

Although many people never change their toolbars from the default settings, all standard toolbars on the Mac offer six states: icon only, text only, and icon and text, with all three coming in normal and small size. You can change them by choosing View > Customize Toolbar.

But there's a shortcut that makes it easier to check out each variant. Simply Command-click the toolbar lozenge at the upper right of a window, and the toolbar switches to the next view. Click it enough times, and you cycle back to the start.

 
 

Apple Launches iMac with Retina Display, Refreshes Mac mini

Apple has launched a stunning new iMac with a 5K Retina display, and has finally updated the long-neglected Mac mini.

 
Show summaries of articles

Apple’s Record Q1 2014 Sales Disappoint Wall Street Again

Apple Updates iWork Suite for Mac, iOS, and iCloud

Apple Produces Gorgeous Site for the Mac’s 30th Anniversary

Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.0

Mac Pro Available to Order, Shipping in February 2014

Apple Releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 and Safari 7.0.1

Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.1

AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.2

Mactracker 7.2.1

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>
 

All about Tagging in the Mavericks Finder

MacBook Pro Retina EFI Updates 1.2 and 1.3

Apple Updates Mail to Address Mavericks Bugs

Managing an iBooks Metadata Mess

Using Tabs in the Mavericks Finder

Western Digital Warns Mavericks Users of Data Loss

The Feel-Good Mavericks Upgrade

Mysterious Mac Pro Posters Appear

iMac SMC Firmware Update 1.1

Next 20 articles for Macs & Mac OS X...

 

READERS LIKE YOU! Support TidBITS by becoming a member today!
Check out the perks at <http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html>
Special thanks to Betty Fellows, Phillip Bussey, Charles Eimermann,
and Larry Sclafani for their generous support!