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Very cool OSX apps at a HUGE discount

Macupdate is offering a fantastic Holiday Bundle of ten really popular, and highly useful OSX apps for only $49.99 (regularly $447.69), now through December 19th.

MacUpdate Holiday Bundle

The Holiday Bundle includes:

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Font management gets an upgrade

Suitcase Fusion 2

I've written a full review of Extensis Suitcase Fusion 2, which you can read at Macworld's Creative Notes blog, where I covered the user interface, auto-activation, and my real-world experience using the application.

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Using Flickr images for free

Finding free images for use on your Web site, blog or design project can be a real pain. You could turn to some of the free stock photo sites out there. Some are pretty decent, but most of the images have a distinct "stock photography" look about them. Instead, try using images from Flickr.

Flickr Creative Commons LicensesPhoto by Spoon Monkey.

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Don't upgrade to Adobe Illustrator CS4!

Adobe Illustrator CS4
That's right, DON'T upgrade to Adobe Illustrator CS4 when it's released later this month. Oh, that is UNLESS you want the two most requested features in Illustrator's long and storied history.

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Adobe InDesign CS4 first look

Adobe InDesign CS4When I launched InDesign CS4 for the first time, it took all of about ten seconds to see that I was going to like what I found. After a few hours of using it, my suspicions were confirmed. Every release of InDesign has brought new and improved features and speed bumps, but none have brought more than Adobe’s latest offering of its flagship page layout application.

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Microsoft's new "I'm a PC" ads

With the utter failure of Microsoft's recent "day in the life" ads starring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld, Microsoft has launched phase 2 of their campaign to combat Apple's "Hello, I'm a Mac" ad campaign.

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Change your screenshot file format easily via System Preference Pane

I recently wrote about a nifty little application/contextual menu item for OSX that makes attaching files to a new email easy as pie. Ego-systems also offers a System Preference Pane which takes an often asked-for hack, changing the screenshot file format, and puts it right where it should have been to begin with.

Screenshot Preference Pane

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Create a new tab with previous site easily in Firefox & Safari

Browser Tip
If you're reading a Web page and want to go back to the last site you visited without leaving the current site you're on, there's a simple trick to allow you to do so.

Hold down the Command (Apple) key and click the Back button in Firefox or Safari. The site you're currently visiting remains open and the previous site you visited will open in a new tab.

Tip courtesy of The Graphic Mac.

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Get ImageWell FREE with purchase of Shutterbug


In honor of Father's Day, XtraLean Software is offering a special deal for Mac enthusiasts. Buy Shutterbug at the discounted rate of $29.95 (normally $39.95) and receive ImageWell (normally $19.95) absolutely FREE!

Just use the coupon code MACDAD08 when you make your purchase before June 15th through the XtraLean Father's Day store.

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Del.icio.us bookmarks plugin finally comes to Firefox 3

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If you use the Del.ici.us Bookmark service and you're a fan of Firefox, you'll be happy to know that they have finally updated the plugin for Firefox 3 beta 5.

Along with Firefox 3 compatibility, they've added a few new features:

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