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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/17-Jul-06

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster.

Erasing data on a "dead" drive -- When faced with a dead hard drive, how do you ensure that your sensitive data isn't compromised when sending the drive back for repair? Readers suggest several alternatives, from physically destroying the hard disk to swapping enclosures to determine the cause of the problem. (25 messages)


iPod update cause MP3 glitches? The latest firmware update to the iPod nano appears to be responsible for playback problems. (2 messages)


Best of Crazy Apple Rumors -- Last week's piece about the Crazy Apple Rumors Site prompts a list of the best articles John Moltz has published. (3 messages)


Missing Web browser feature -- The release of Opera 9 makes one reader wish for Internet Explorer's Scrapbook feature in modern browsers. Readers suggest several alternatives. (11 messages)


Notification of incoming calls works only once after restart -- A reader asks for help in identifying this problem. (1 message)


Reinstalling Classic -- How easy is it to reinstall the Classic environment under Tiger? Although, for that matter, is it worth trying at all? (3 messages)


Usage vs ratings -- The Web site iusethis.com lets readers list the software they use. Is it a better indicator than reviews that appear in publications such as TidBITS? (2 messages)


Has Mac Home Magazine Just Walked Out? A missing recent issue and lack of information on the magazine's Web site indicates that it may have folded. (2 messages)



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