Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
View Extra Battery Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Battery icon in the menu bar to show the battery's current condition - Normal is good. Other messages might read Replace Soon, Replace Now, Check Battery, or Service Battery. Choosing the message opens a Mac Help document with more information.

Submitted by
Doug McLean

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/06-Sep-04

Send Article to a Friend

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster.

New iMac G5 impressions -- The new machines prompt talk about which components are included (and excluded), as well as hands-on reports from people at the Paris Apple Expo. (10 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2304>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/168>

VoIP options on the Mac -- Skype released a beta of its Voice over IP (VoIP) software for the Mac this week. How does it compare to Vonage and other Internet-based telephony services? (5 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2303>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/167>

BBEdit 8.0: More Muscular But Worthwhile -- Adam's review of BBEdit 8.0 in last week's issue encourages discussion of the heavy-duty text editor's new features, price, and which programs are also available that offer similar functionality. (11 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2302>
<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/166>

 

Automatic turns almost any car into a connected car. By pairing
Automatic’s connected car adapter with iPhone apps on
Automatic’s platform, drivers are able to drive safer and smarter.
TidBITS readers get 20% off all orders at <http://automatic.com/tb>