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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/19-Sep-05

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The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster.

What's happening to our favorite GUI? iTunes 5 introduced a slightly different look to Apple's applications, leading to a discussion of whether the Aqua human interface guidelines are being tossed out the window or evolving. (8 messages)

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Voice recognition software in 2005 -- Despite a promising start years ago, the state of speech-recognition software such as iListen and ViaVoice on the Mac has fallen behind its Windows competitors. (5 messages)

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iPod nano -- The name "iPod nano" has a few different meanings in Japanese, but really, we all know the name came from Mork & Mindy: nano nanoo! (4 messages)

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iTunes 5 random shuffle -- iTunes 5 introduced a new feature to make the shuffle mode more random. What's going on? Apparently, "random" to a computer isn't as random as you might think. (4 messages)

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