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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.

 
 

First Legal Shots Fired over Net Neutrality

Everyone knew any attempt by the FCC to regulate the Internet would be met with court challenges… and here they come.

 
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Airfoil 4.8.11

“Take Control of OS X Server” Ready for Everyone

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SpamSieve 2.9.18

Mailplane 3.3.3

Firefox 33.1

President Obama Weighs In on Net Neutrality

How to Reclaim Your Phone Number from iMessage

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ReadKit 2.4.2

iCloud Drive Is Not a Dropbox Replacement

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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>