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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/04-Apr-05

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Tinderbox impressions -- Readers take the Tinderbox demo for a spin and compare how well the note-taker works over the long term. (3 messages)

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Getting Tiger -- With Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger nearing completion, Amazon has posted a rebate offer for those who order Tiger now. (7 messages)

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Who's clueless, the computer or the user? A hidden interface element leads to a fascinating discussion of design in software, interfaces, and real-world appliances. (25 messages)

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Mini in your carry-on? Are you likely to cause a ruckus if you try to bring a Mac mini onto an airplane in your carry-on luggage? (10 messages)

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Anyone using GoodPage? Following the recent DealBITS offer for Tari's GoodPage Web design software, a reader solicits opinions from other people who may have downloaded the demo version. (3 messages)

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Other credit card number theft stories -- Clearly, Adam isn't the first person to have his credit card number stolen (as related in last week's issue). Others share their tales of frustration. (2 messages)

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Introducing an elderly computer novice to Macintosh -- An elderly friend wants to buy a computer, but with no previous experience, what other sources should he or she look to for help getting up to speed? (25 messages)

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Thoughts about identity theft -- Are credit cards more likely to be stolen than debit cards? What other steps can you take to protect your identity? TidBITS readers continue to offer good suggestions. (7 messages)

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Mac-friendly GPS systems -- Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) receivers are cool, but support on the Mac has always been spotty. One reader solicits suggestions for USB drivers and other information. (3 messages)

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