Macworld Expo SF 2005 Free Registration -- IDG World Expo has opened up registration for the upcoming Macworld Expo in San Francisco from 10-Jan-05 through 14-Jan-05 (the exhibit hall opens on Tuesday, 11-Jan-05). If you register now through 05-Nov-04 using priority code B0201, you can receive a free exhibit hall pass; such a pass costs between $20 and $40 afterwards (although we can often work with Peachpit to make free exhibit hall passes available to TidBITS readers later on). If you're also planning to attend the conferences at Macworld, make sure to register with the same priority code before 10-Dec-04 for the lowest price. [ACE]
View Extra Audio Details in Snow Leopard
In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.