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Apple Updates iPods, Introduces Movies, Previews iTV -- Installing iTunes 7 on an older machine causes jerky video playback. What can be done to improve the quality? (3 messages)


Using MySQL on a Mac -- Following last week's article on MySQL, TidBITS readers call out SQL utilities and resources, and ask about moving from FileMaker development. (8 messages)


Aperture 1.5 Faces Latest Lightroom Beta at Photokina -- Sal Soghoian, AppleScript and Automator guru, points out that the latest version of Aperture includes significant updates to Automator and AppleScript support. (1 message)


StuffIt Goes to 11 -- Readers discuss the usefulness of the StuffIt formats on the Mac, in light of built-in .zip archiving, including security and compatibility issues. (16 messages)


File Mappings Revert with Every OS Update -- Mac OS X 10.4.8 causes custom file mappings to change on some people's computers, which isn't a big deal but can be highly annoying. (6 messages)


Pathetic Nostalgia for Old Chips -- Do old memory SIMMs and DIMMs have any use (beyond the obvious artistic applications, of course)? (2 messages)

 

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