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Open a Finder Window with the App Switcher

If you don't have any Finder windows open and want to switch to the Finder and open a window in one fell swoop, bring up the app switcher with Command-Tab and tab over to the Finder icon. While still holding down Command, press the Option key, and then release the Command key. You're switched to the Finder, with a new default window open for you.

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Apple Gets Aggressive

There has long been an air of the 97-pound weakling in Apple Computer; the sense that no matter how well-designed, reliable, and downright elegant the company's products, an ill-mannered beefer like Dell would come along to kick sand in Apple's faceShow full article

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Mac mini: Flat Cube, or Honey! I Shrunk the Power Mac!

The latest Macintosh, the Mac mini, is hardly bigger than the CDs and DVDs that it plays, but its size is as remarkable as its tiny price: either $500 or $600, based on processor speed and hard disk storageShow full article

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iPod shuffle Poised to Sideswipe Portable Music Market

In his Macworld Expo keynote address, Steve Jobs announced the long-rumored newest member of the iPod family: a flash memory-based version of the iPod called the iPod shuffle. Flash memory is analogous to RAM; the advantage is that there are no moving parts, unlike a regular iPod that contains a hard drive and is subject to skipping if shaken (and to expensive damage if dropped), making the regular iPod a poor candidate for jogging and other vigorous exerciseShow full article

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iWork and iLife Together at Last

At last week's Macworld Expo keynote address, Steve Jobs unveiled a new version of iLife, its suite of media creativity tools, and replaced the venerable AppleWorks with iWork '05, a new productivity suite that includes Pages, a new word processor/page layout application, and Keynote 2, the latest version of Apple's presentation softwareShow full article

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Macworld Expo San Francisco 2005 Superlatives

Once you get past Apple's new hardware and software, the next question at Macworld Expo becomes, "What's cool?" Here are several things that caught our eyes, tickled our fancies, or otherwise made us go back for a second look. Get Stuck on Gooball -- I've been known to get lost in a good video game from time to time, particularly first-person shooters that allow me to become fully immersed in the game's environmentShow full article

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