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Turn Off Filename Extension Warning

In Leopard, Apple fixed an annoying aspect of working with the Finder in Tiger. Previously, if you changed a file's extension, the Finder prompted for confirmation. But since no one has ever accidentally changed a filename extension, Apple thankfully added an option to turn that warning off in the Leopard Finder's preferences. Choose Finder > Preferences, and in the Advanced screen, deselect Show Warning Before Changing an Extension.

 
 

Why iWork Had to Change (and What That Has to Do with Aperture)

When Apple replaces one of its apps, it gets accused of “dumbing it down” or “iOS-ifying” it. But that isn’t what happened when Apple rebooted iWork, and it isn’t happening with the pending replacement of Aperture with Photos.

 
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No, New York Times, Apple Doesn’t Want to Bust Your iPhone

Lion and Mountain Lion Still Available, Unlike iOS 6

How iOS 7’s Newsstand Hurts Publishers

FunBITS: Why Apple May Win the Gaming Market

A Game of Docks: Apple Versus Twelve South

Peering at iOS 7 for the Vision Impaired

Ruminating about Apple’s Lowercase Letters

 

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