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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/21-Nov-05

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Driven to Distraction by DRM -- Adam's annoyance with Apple's FairPlay DRM in last week's issue prompts discussion about DRM and how it can prevent legal activities. (5 messages)

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Maximum drive sizes -- Some older Macs can accept hard drives only up to certain sizes - why is that? (6 messages)

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Digital television changing fast -- After our release of "Take Control of Digital TV," a reader points to yet another promising new display technology. (1 message)

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Apple USB Modem for older Macs? Can the new Apple USB Modem work with older Macs? (3 messages)

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Airlines with power outlets -- There's nothing worse than running out of power on a long plane flight. But which airlines provide power outlets? (1 message)

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