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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/06-Feb-06

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Photo Printing Services for Business Use -- Where do you turn if you need large batches of digital photos printed on a quick turnaround? (6 messages)

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Tools We Use: DropCopy -- Following Matt Neuburg's article, readers suggest other programs that do the same type of network file sharing offered by DropCopy. (6 messages)

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iPhoto Slideshow to QuickTime -- Full-screen playback of video content seems to be available only to owners of QuickTime Pro - unless you use a one-line AppleScript command, that is. (3 messages)

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Managing Simple Mailing Lists -- Readers recommend several options for someone who wants to run a simple mailing list. (19 messages)

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Disney/Pixar Merger -- The merger of Disney and Pixar provokes additional thoughts about what the deal means, and what Steve Jobs's new role on Disney's board of directors might offer. (1 message)

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Traveling in Europe in a Van with a PowerBook -- An upcoming adventure brings up practical questions about power supplies, Internet access, and where to park the van. (9 message)

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PowerPC/Intel boot drive conflicts -- A reader wants to boot his Mac using an iPod, but which models will work successfully with which Macs? (6 messages)

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10.3 and 10.4 on different partitions -- Advice for running both versions of Mac OS X on the same computer. (10 messages)

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