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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/05-Jun-06

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Security Update causing Mail to crash? Readers detail a few problems following the latest Mac OS X security update, though the issues don't appear to be widespread. (8 messages)

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QuickTake to iPhoto -- An owner of one of Apple's early digital cameras wants to bring those photos into iPhoto, but what's the best way to convert the old PICT format into JPEG files that iPhoto can read? Apparently it takes more than just a graphics conversion program to do the trick. (8 messages)

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SE/30 in Ethernet LAN -- Where else are you going to find expert advice on connecting a Macintosh SE/30 to a modern Ethernet network? And where else will you find people willing to send the hardware required? You get one guess. (14 messages)

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Mac OS X Font Mistakes -- Sharon Zardetto Aker's article on avoiding the most common Mac OS X font mistake prompts discussion of font management tools. (2 messages)

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Sudden Motion Sensor Hacks -- Following Adam's article on recent software that takes advantage of the Sudden Motion Sensor in Apple's recent laptops, readers discuss the sensor's accelerometer and whether a MacBook can double as a very expensive carpenter's level (yes!). (9 messages)

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