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View Extra Audio Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.

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You Are Apple’s Greatest Security Challenge

As the recent celebrity photo thefts showed, Apple now faces the cloud-security challenges that few other companies — even international banks — have had to address so far.

 
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Chapter 13 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

Search in Private with DuckDuckGo

CloudPull 2.5.4

Safari 7.0.6 and 6.1.6

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.6

Keeping Up with the Snoops 6: A Game of Chairs

Hider 2.1

“Take Control of FileVault” Dispels FileVault Misconceptions

ChronoSync 4.5.2

Security Update 2014-003 (Mountain Lion and Lion)

 

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Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.5

International Verify Your Backups Day

Keeping Up with the Snoops 5: A Roundup of Roundups

ChronoSync 4.5

1Password 4.4.1

SpamSieve 2.9.14

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
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