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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/21-Apr-08

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Reluctantly Switching from Eudora to Apple Mail -- Readers share their experiences and opinions on switching to Mail following Tonya's article. (14 messages)


Configure Mail to Prevent iCal Spam -- The automatic handling of .ics email attachments in Mail, which allows unsolicited events to appear in iCal, is also an issue under Tiger as well as Leopard. (2 messages)


Synching non-Mac Mail Accounts -- A reader solicits opinions on the best way to keep tabs on important email across multiple machines, triggering a spirited POP vs. IMAP debate. (45 messages)


My iPhone doesn't play in my car -- The iPhone's recessed headphone connector may be the cause of a reader's inability to play music in the car. (2 messages)


Power Mac 8100/80 -- A reader's old workhorse Mac is still kicking, but now is a good time to start thinking about upgrading to a modern machine (including all the software updates). (9 messages)


Leopard's image icon preview -- Is there a way to disable the frame created in the Finder's icon view for images? (3 messages)


iTunes 7 in Leopard Loses a Feature -- A reader discovers that he cannot drag songs from a CD into an iTunes playlist, but others still see this behavior. (4 messages)


Macs@IBM -- A recent article notes that IBM is beginning to embrace the Mac, not only as supported machines for employees to use, but also as a target for software development. (4 messages)

 

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