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1984 -- PodBrix created a limited-run Lego set of Apple's famous 1984 commercial... which is now sold out. 3 messages


TidBITS on Avantgo -- In the switchover to the new TidBITS publishing system, mobile PDA issues weren't initially included, but they're working now. 8 messages


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Apple has redefined sleep -- The sleep indicator light operates differently on newer Macs. 3 messages


Car dictation > Word processing -- A reader learns how to dictate text - while driving - for later flowing into a word processor. 2 messages

 

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