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Fun Way to Send Attachments in Mail

If you're working in a file that you want to attach to a message in Apple Mail, you can transfer the file to Mail easily: From the title bar of the file's window, drag the little proxy icon to Mail's icon on the Dock. Your Mac will make Mail the active application and open a new outgoing message, with the file attached.

(If your icon won't drag, the file probably isn't saved.)


How to Revive The Levelator in El Capitan

If you’ve been using The Levelator to normalize volume in recorded audio, the bad news is that the orphaned app doesn’t work in El Capitan. The good news is that the fix is simple.

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How to Use Apple Pay

iOS 8: TidBITS Answers Your Questions

iOS 8 Users: Do Not Upgrade to iCloud Drive

Turn Off Automatic iOS App Updates

DeTune Extracts Your Media from an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch

Replace a Dying iPhone 5 Battery: Take Two

Apple Replacing Defective iPhone 5 Batteries


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iTunes Pass: How to Buy iTunes Store Credit via Passbook

Solving the iTunes Extras Streaming Conundrum

Looking Past WWDC to MacTech Conference 2014

iTunes 11.2.1 Fixes /Users Folder Bug, Improves Podcasts Library

Local Contact/Calendar Syncing Returns in iTunes 11.2

10.9.3 Restores Local Contact/Calendar Sync, Improves 4K Support

No Correlation Between Heat and Hard Drive Failure

The Care and Feeding of External Hard Drives

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