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Always Show Recipient In iChat

In iChat under Snow Leopard, choosing View > Always Show Recipient Bar puts a buddy's status message and color at the top of any iChat window. It can also be used to select among multiple open iChat logins you have to send a message to that buddy, or to select among multiple accounts you have registered in Address Book for that buddy.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/19-Dec-05

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Belkin 802.11g adapter vs. AirPort -- A reader provides his experience setting up these two wireless networking components. (1 message)

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Geographic photo galleries -- A reader wants to display digital photos along with maps of where they were taken. Time for a Google Maps hack! (2 messages)

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Image formats for digital photography -- Following Charles Maurer's article from last week, a reader wonders why we have to deal with post-processed image formats - including Camera RAW - instead of just getting a straight image dump of what gets recorded to the camera's sensor. (4 messages)

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Which PDA to use with both a Mac and a PC? Is there a single PDA that works well across multiple environments? And what about using a phone/PDA hybrid device? Readers weigh in with their experiences. (10 messages)

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Languages and ideas -- Matt Neuburg's article on Prograph prompts discussion about whether programming languages are expressions of ideas (and therefore subject to copyright) or free to be used in various ways. (2 messages)

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