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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/24-Oct-05

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Internal Drive Reports Failing SMART Tests -- When Disk Utility reports a hard drive's SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) status as failing, is it time to retire the drive, or can it still be used? (11 messages)

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New video-capable iPod -- Apple has been careful to note that the new iPod is a music player that also plays video, leading to a discussion of the company's marketing. (5 messages)

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Multi-service IM clients -- Readers look at programs that can communicate to all of the major instant-messaging services, versus having to run separate programs for each service. (2 messages)

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Apple's update barrage -- Apple updated nearly all of its product line in the last month. What can we look forward to seeing at Macworld Expo in January? (6 messages)

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AirPort Extreme power adapter -- This vital piece of hardware disappeared during a reader's move, so where can he find a replacement? (2 messages)

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AirPort Internet sharing problem -- A reader needs advice on setting up his Macs so that his Power Mac at work can act as a wireless base station for his laptop. (3 messages)

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