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Set Password Activation Time in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, you can now set an amount of time after your Mac goes to sleep or engages the screen saver before it requires a password to log back on. In Leopard, the option was simply to require the password or not. Choose among several increments, between 5 seconds and 4 hours, from System Preferences > Security.

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HTML email digression -- Does HTML belong in email? Should text-only messages be the norm? Like it or not, HTML-formatted email is here to stay, and readers discuss the implications. (30 messages)


MacBook Pro on DC power? A reader is looking for a MagSafe-compatible power adapter that can be run on an airplane or in a car without bulky inverters. (14 messages)


Email client wish list -- Following news that Eudora was going open-source and being built upon Mozilla Thunderbird, readers started throwing out ideas for features that would make for an ideal email client. (7 messages)


Dual Intel Laptops & Naturally Speaking -- Dragon's Naturally Speaking software may be the best solution for voice dictation software, but it still runs only on Windows. But how does it perform on an Intel-based Mac running Parallels or Boot Camp? (4 messages)


Bluetooth root exploit & "out-of-date" Macs -- The recent Bluetooth security vulnerability only affects unpatched Macs, but not everyone updates their computers religiously. Readers discuss ways of flagging software updates that are more important than others. (3 messages)


Green My Apple -- The environmental group Greenpeace has garnered much attention lately by targeting Apple for its campaigns. Are they going after a large obvious target for the publicity? And how did their behavior at Mac Expo in London get them kicked out of the event? (5 messages)


Why not Mailsmith? The Bare Bones email client gets specific attention in the aftermath of the news about Eudora becoming open source. (5 messages)


Telephone Messaging Software -- Remember those quaint days when you'd answer the phone and "take a message" for someone who wasn't around? Now, a few software products let your Mac do all that for you. (3 messages)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>