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Encrypted Screen Sharing in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, screen sharing in iChat can now be encrypted if both parties sharing a screen have MobileMe accounts and have enabled encryption (iChat > Preferences > Accounts > Security).

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Doug McLean

 
 

Myths of the Net

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Myths of the Net -- Ken Lager <klager@pipeline.com> points us to a good resource for debunking stories like the AOL 4.0 rumor we lambasted last issue:

I have found that the best way to deal with mail warning me of a deadly computer virus is to fire up my Web browser and head on over to the Computer Virus Myths page at Rob Rosenberger's non-profit Web site. It always has the latest information to debunk all of these urban legends. Usually, I write up a reply to the sender and everyone who the message was sent to, including the information from the site as well as the address. That way, I won't have to worry about getting that same message again from mutual friends who are looking out for me.

<http://www.kumite.com/myths/home.htm>

 

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Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
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