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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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No TidBITS Issue on 26-Nov-07

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As is our custom this time of year, we won't be publishing next week's emailed issue of TidBITS on 26-Nov-07 due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. And, honestly, we need a little rest after the recent release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, the five "Take Control of... Leopard" titles that arrived the same day Leopard shipped, Jeff Carlson's book "iMovie '08 and iDVD '08 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide" (hitting stores in December), Adam's book "iPhoto '08 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide" (arriving in time for Macworld Expo in January 2008), and the various projects the other members of the staff are currently juggling.

However, we're creatures of habit, so don't be surprised if we continue to post articles or updates to the TidBITS Web site or to our staff blogs. Check back at the site or subscribe to the TidBITS RSS feed or Twitter stream to keep up with everything we're writing.


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