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Set Password Activation Time in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, you can now set an amount of time after your Mac goes to sleep or engages the screen saver before it requires a password to log back on. In Leopard, the option was simply to require the password or not. Choose among several increments, between 5 seconds and 4 hours, from System Preferences > Security.

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Camino 2.1

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After over two years in development, the open source Camino 2.1 Web browser has made a long-awaited appearance, complete with numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. Most notable is a completely rewritten autocomplete feature that now searches both bookmarks and browsing history, and can match against both Web addresses and page titles. But other changes aren’t to be sneezed at either, including better support for Web standards like HTML5 and JavaScript thanks to Mozilla’s Gecko 1.9.2 engine, full-screen compatibility with Netflix, and improvements in the browser’s security and privacy system. (Free, 18.5 MB, release notes)

 

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