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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/18-Sep-06

by TidBITS Staff


Changing file formats by changing file names -- BBEdit 8.5 can compress a document into gzipped format merely by saving the file with a .gz or .gzip extension. Is this capability a valuable convenience or potentially dangerous meddling? (3 messages [1])


FTP client comparison? Readers look at the various File Transfer Protocol applications and debate the usefulness of their features. (13 messages [2])


Building a Mac Media Center -- As a reader prepares to move into a new house, the question of how to set up a second TV and audio system arises. Which hardware to use? And what's up with a Mac version of TiVo2Go? (12 messages [3])


Microsoft Word Document Compatibility -- To maintain the best compatibility with Windows users running Word, do you need to buy the latest version of Word for the Mac? (13 messages [4])


Email-only hosting -- Readers suggest email service providers, and also explore hosting options and the problems inherent in email forwarding. (17 messages [5])


Intelligent agent sites -- Sites that recommend items based on items you've viewed or purchased seem promising, but often end up with mediocre results. Which sites are recommended? (4 messages [6])


It's Not Your Parents' (or Even Your) Television -- Apple's iTV announcement brings up the limitations imposed by DRM and how the movie studios' attempts to regulate access to their products could continue to turn off customers. (1 message [7])

[1]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/946/
[2]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/947/
[3]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/949/
[4]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/950/
[5]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/951/
[6]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/952/
[7]: http://emperor.tidbits.com/TidBITS/Talk/953/