Matias Sponsoring TidBITS -- We're pleased to announce our latest long-term sponsor, Matias Corporation, makers of the Tactile Pro Keyboard, and the Laptop Armor and iPod Armor hardshell cases. Matias first caught our attention back in 2001 with their Half Keyboard, an unusual halved QWERTY keyboard that used the spacebar as a modifier key to access the missing keys. Although neat enough to warrant mention in consecutive Macworld Superlatives articles, the Half Keyboard was attractive primarily in very specific situations (such as when portable data entry to a Palm OS handheld was necessary), and it's great to see Matias devoting their design sensibility to more mainstream products like the Tactile Pro Keyboard and the two hardshell cases. We've been impressed both with Matias's products and the company itself, so we couldn't be happier to include Matias among our select group of sponsors. [ACE]
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.