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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/27-Feb-06

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DVD audio into iTunes? How do you record a snippet of audio directly from a DVD? Read on to learn several different methods. (6 messages)

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SMS Text Messaging Costs -- Some folks in the United States pay more to send a text message from their cell phones that it would costs to make a call. How does this compare in other markets around the world? (8 messages)

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iPod nano as external storage device for beige G3 Macs running OS 9.2.2? Is it possible to use an iPod nano as a USB storage device for two Macs that aren't running Mac OS X? (2 messages)

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Mac OS X 10.4.5 Fixes PowerBook Stuttering -- Lost in the details of the most recent Mac OS X Tiger update is a fix for an annoying problem where audio input would go into a feedback loop. (2 messages)

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Are Input Managers the Work of the Devil? Matt Neuburg's article last week detailing the exploit used by the Leap-A malware prompts discussion of the scope of the problem. (6 messages)

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Shell script exploit -- TidBITS readers look at the latest security threat and whether Web browsers other than Safari are vulnerable. (16 messages)

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