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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 26 October 2009

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Issues getting iPhoto to detect iPhone in 10.6.1 -- iPhoto seems to have trouble recognizing the iPhone after the latest Snow Leopard update. (3 messages)


1000 Issues -- Kudos for the one-thousandth issue of TidBITS turns into a discussion of HyperCard. (17 messages)


Overheating MacBook Pro -- Following a logic board replacement, a MacBook Pro starts running hot. (6 messages)


Apple release a Mac mini server -- Readers discuss Apple's decision to offer a Mac mini configured as a Snow Leopard server. (35 messages)


International preferences not being read by applications -- A reader running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger finds that some applications are not honoring international preferences. (2 messages)


New MacBook vs. MacBook Pro -- Readers debate whether the new MacBook is a worthy addition to the portable line, or if it's too feature-limited. (9 messages)


Used Mac Prices -- Looking for a used Mac mini, a reader discovers that prices are unexpectedly high. (8 messages)

 

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