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Set Time Zone Automatically in Snow Leopard

Frequent travelers may be interested to know that in Snow Leopard your time zone can now be set automatically by bringing up the Date & Time preference pane, clicking the Time Zone view, and selecting Set Time Zone Automatically. A progress spinner appears while Snow Leopard sends off information about the Wi-Fi signals in your vicinity and receives location data back.

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What the iPhone Has Replaced from a 1991 Radio Shack Ad

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Steve Cichon of Trending Buffalo uncovered a Radio Shack newspaper ad from 1991, and realized that almost everything in the ad had been replaced by his iPhone, including a desktop computer, CB radio, tape recorder, CD player, answering machine, calculator, alarm clock, and camcorder. It would have cost $3,054.82 to buy all the gadgets that the iPhone has replaced — about $5,100 in 2012 dollars — which puts the cost of the iPhone and apps into perspective. The only two items in the ad that haven’t been yet replaced by the iPhone? A radar detector and a beefy speaker.favicon follow link

 

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JohnB (SciFiOne)   2014-02-21 22:38
Yes! It's interesting that the overall price appears to be about the same. About $5000 modern dollars only covers a few years service for many users and much of that hardware became obsolete in a few years too. Mine certainly did.
Mark H. Anbinder  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-03-06 12:25
My radar detector has been replaced by my iPhone! I use Waze to see where fellow users have reported nearby speed traps. It's not 100%, but radar detectors never were, either.