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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 14 December 2009

by Jeff Carlson

Old Mac technology continues to be a focus for TidBITS Talk readers, as this week we discuss ways to use an aging HP scanner under Snow Leopard, installing Rosetta for Eudora, networking an old printer, and erasing a 1 GB SCSI hard disk (we like the hammer idea). Also this week, a look at iPhoto '09, comparing BusyCal and BusySync for synchronizing calendars, and a surprising discount on MobileMe in an Apple retail store.


MobileMe Renewal--Apple Retail Store matches Amazon -- Amazon has in recent years offered a worthwhile discount on MobileMe service (which can be used to renew an existing account). One reader discovered that Apple would match the online price when he brought it to a representative's attention at an Apple retail store. (1 message [1])


BusyCal vs. BusySync -- Both of these BusyMac programs improve on iCal's functionality, but which one to choose? (11 messages [2])


AppleTalk missing in Snow Leopard? Readers discuss ways of using older printers now that AppleTalk is no longer supported. (4 messages [3])


Scanning capability in Preview vs. legal-size paper -- The scanning support built into Snow Leopard is a welcome improvement, but VueScan may be a better alternative for some. (2 messages [4])


iPhoto '09 -- Dissatisfaction with iPhoto '09 may be a result of not being aware of the program's many ways to view one's library and how its terminology has changed over time. (5 messages [5])


Running Eudora in Snow Leopard -- Despite not having been updated in years, Eudora continues to work in Snow Leopard, but requires the optional installation of Rosetta, which is nothing to worry about. (11 messages [6])


Help erasing old SCSI disk -- An old hard disk with a whopping 1 GB of storage faces destruction. Is there any way to access the disk's data to erase it or is a hammer the best option? (4 messages [7])

[1]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2990
[2]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2992
[3]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2993
[4]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2994
[5]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2996
[6]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2997
[7]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/2998