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Mighty Mouse as Application Switcher

Looking for an easier way to switch between multiple applications? Within Keyboard and Mouse Preferences under System Preferences, you can configure the scroll wheel to act as an Application Switcher. Press the scroll button to bring up Application Switcher, scroll to toggle to the application you want, and hit the scroll button again to switch. You can also double-click the scroll button to quickly switch to the previously active application.

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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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