Reopening Recent Apps and Documents


Quickly reopen applications and documents
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Here are a couple of ways to quickly reopen apps and documents you have recently used.

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To Update or Not to Update. That is the Question


Hold off a while to avoid problems
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Apple regularly sends updates to its apps through Software Update. Most of these updates are bug fixes or security updates and most of the time everything updates without a problem.

While Software Update problems are rare, Apple pulled a real doozy this past week causing havoc for people running older software on Snow Leopard.

While Apple released a fix two days later, it was a rough two days for people who depend on the affected apps, especially Quicken which is getting a lot of use during tax time.

Here's how you can protect yourself from updates gone bad.

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Combining Face Names in iPhoto


Different names for the same person
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When you are naming people in Faces in iPhoto, you might make a small change to how you name a certain person. For example, you might name the person "Chris" in one place and "chris" in another. This will result in two different Polaroids on the Faces cork board for the same person, one named "Chris" and one named "chris".

Here's how to fix things.

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Cool Tools: Fluid


Turning web pages into apps
Fluid is a simple little app that turns a web page into an app that has its own icon on the Dock.

Why would you want that? The best reason that I have found is for web-based email like Gmail or Yahoo! Mail. Rather than have your email in a tab in Safari that gets lost among all of the other tabs, your email has its own window and Dock icon for easy access.

(I'm not going to name names, but I know someone who usually has Yahoo! Mail open in several Safari tabs at once because he opens a new tab and reloads Yahoo! Mail every time he wants to check his mail.)

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