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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 20-Jul-09

by Jeff Carlson


Just got an iPhone 3G -- Are services offering to unlock the iPhone legitimate? (7 messages [1])


Google Chrome OS to Power Netbooks in 2010 -- Chrome OS will rely on Web apps, which were moderately successful on the iPhone before real applications were enabled. Will they succeed on Google's operating system? (7 messages [2])


TidBITS marked as spam? Why would Entourage mark a TidBITS issue as spam, when other issues have never been flagged, and there's no obvious trigger that would engage the filters? (16 messages [3])


Password for email on iPhone -- If you're concerned about someone breaking your four-digit passcode on the iPhone, you can enable the option to erase the memory after ten failed attempts. (3 messages [4])


Where's my Notifications! One would expect more iPhone apps to take advantage of push notifications, but setting them up seems to be a barrier to entry at the moment. (15 messages [5])


Oxford English Dictionary Returns to the Mac -- The O.E.D. is also available online with a subscription, and according to a developer who works on the site, Mac support is a high priority. (6 messages [6])


Ailing external hard drive -- Zeroing the data on an external hard disk seems to have fixed a glitch it was experiencing. Also discussed: where should you go to purchase computer hardware. (16 messages [7])


Can anyone recommend a lanyard for Apple's Bluetooth Headset? Readers suggest accessories that help prevent losing small items like Bluetooth headsets. (3 messages [8])


iMac screen problem -- Screen irregularities bring up the question of whether the problem can easily be traced to the screen itself, the cabling, or the graphics hardware (which would necessitate a logic board replacement). (2 messages [9])


Palm Desktop Conversion -- What options are available for extracting data from the aging Palm Desktop? (7 messages [10])

[1]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2757
[2]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2758
[3]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2759
[4]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2760
[5]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2762
[6]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2763
[7]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2764
[8]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2765
[9]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2766
[10]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2767