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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/20-Dec-04

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iPhoto books -- In an effort to determine who prints Apple's bound books of iPhoto pictures, readers talk about the advantages and limitations of the format. (3 messages)

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<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/268>

ClearType digression -- Microsoft uses the term ClearType to describe its font-smoothing technology. How well does it stack up to the smoothing in Mac OS X? And just how subjective are the results? (9 messages)

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<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/266>

Reinventing the (Scroll) Wheel -- Joe Kissell's article about the evolution of the scroll wheel on mice and trackballs inspires comparisons between several models, as well as software that enhances scroll wheel functionality. (10 messages)

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<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/265>

Erosion of the Agora, Apple Style -- An unusual protest at Apple headquarters over long work hours leads to a discussion of freedom of speech and overwork. (3 messages)

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<http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/263>

 

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