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View Silver Screen Media on Your Apple TV from another Disk

Want to watch movies via Silver Screen that aren't in your Movies folder? Just create an alias in your Movies directory and select that as your Media Directory in Silver Screen's preferences. It will even be automatically mounted if needed when the folder is browsed in Silver Screen. To make the alias, mount the server or other disk in the Finder, locate the folder containing the movies and Command-Option-drag the folder's icon into your Movies directory.

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Inconsistent Support Bedevils MacBook Pros Suffering from “Staingate”

The anti-glare coating on some MacBook Pro displays is peeling off under normal use, but Apple is being inconsistent with how it approaches the problem. Topher Kessler of MacIssues offers advice for those with affected Macs.

 
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A Quick Fix for Apple TV’s Netflix Woes

Make Text More Readable with Solarized and Cousine

Work Around a Broken iPhone Button with AssistiveTouch

Bugshot Brings iOS 7-Style Image Annotation to the iPhone and iPad

The State of Google Reader Replacements

 

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
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How to Relocate a Dropbox Subfolder to Another Disk

FlippedBITS: Java, JavaScript, and You

What to Do When Your Web Browser Won’t Display PDFs

Mistaken Identity in the TidBITS Commenting System

FlippedBITS: IMAP Misconceptions

Avoid and Fix Word Document Corruption

FlippedBITS: Four Password Myths

Explore Alternatives to Google Reader

OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion Fixes Nagging Bugs

FlippedBITS: Booting Your Mac from a Duplicate

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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>