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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/04-Dec-06

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Xbox 360 vs. PS3 vs. Wii -- The next generation of gaming consoles are now finally available, and readers weigh in. Game play isn't primarily the topic of discussion, though, but rather how each system is performing, the amount of money the parent companies are losing, and parallels with the computer and music player markets. (7 messages)


Retrospect vs. Sparse Disk Image Files -- Jeff Carlson's article about a bug in Retrospect brings up the question of how Apple's Backup handles disk image files. (2 messages)


MindManager Comes to the Mac -- Following Matt Neuburg's review of MindManager, a reader points out the lack of parity with the Windows version. (1 message)


TV Recording on the Mac -- A reader's company needs to record and store on his Mac multiple television shows that air at the same time. What solutions are available? (10 messages)


TaxCut - "Mac is Back" -- H&R Block's TaxCut software returns to the Mac, but is the company's Mac-unfriendly Web site any indication of what the program will be like? (2 messages)


Syncing cell phone with the Mac -- Readers recommend phones that synchronize with the Mac, and also discuss software that does the syncing beyond iSync. (11 messages)


Sitemaps -- Will building a sitemap for your Web site improve search engine rankings? And what's the best approach? (3 messages)


Fon -- Will Fon's intriguing notion of building a Wi-Fi based, point-to-point phone system work, or will it be hampered by broadband service providers? (3 messages)

 

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