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How to Know Your iPod Model

If you have an old iPod but aren't sure exactly which model it is, check the info at the Web page linked below. You'll find lots of photos and information that will help you determine exactly which model you have.

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Backblaze for Business Offers Flat-Rate Online Backups

Backblaze has taken the logical, if unusual, step of applying flat-rate pricing for unlimited backups to business customers as well as individuals.Show full article

Mac OS X 10.6.2 Addresses Myriad Bugs and Security Issues

Mac OS X 10.6.2 is now available, fixing many bugs and security issues in many areas of Snow Leopard. Notably, the update squashes a nasty bug that may delete a regular user account when logged in following a Guest login session.Show full article

Apple Opens First Retail Store in France

Paris now has its first Apple Store - under the Louvre Museum. Joe Kissell visited it on opening day.Show full article

Google Shows You What It Knows about You

Google knows our most intimate details, and promises to do no evil. Its new Dashboard is a good faith effort by the firm to show you as much as it knows about you all in one place.Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of Labels & Addresses 1.3.3

Starting to think about printing mailing labels for your Christmas cards? BeLight Software's Labels & Addresses improves significantly upon Address Book's printing capabilities, and you can win one of three copies in this week's DealBITS drawing.Show full article

App Store Size: Comparisons and Challenges

This iPhone thing? It's probably going to catch on, if Apple's announcement of reaching the 100,000 apps available in the App Store is any indication. But just because Apple's App Store has 8 times more apps than the second place store doesn't mean smooth sailing unless Apple can conquer the discoverability problem that's scaring off developers.Show full article

Why Email Remains the King of Internet Communications

The recent talk about how email usage is waning among certain populations misses two important points: email will never die because it's based on open standards that enable anyone to develop and run servers and clients, and, because of this, email remains the lowest common denominator for interpersonal communication on the Internet.Show full article

Tag, You're in 2D!

With the right software, a matrix of rectangles and dots turns into a URL, a piece of text, or an action. Welcome to 2D barcodes, courtesy of TidBITS.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Updates for 9 November 2009

Notable software releases this week include Viewfinder 1.0, Captain FTP 6.2, MacSpeech Dictate 1.5.6, BBEdit 9.3, Sandvox 1.6.5, Kaspersky Anti-Virus For Mac 1.0, DiscLabel 6.1, BusyCal 1.0.3, Parallels Desktop 5, and TweetDeck 0.31.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 9 November 2009

Read on for a collection of links to a few of the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 9 November 2009

New threads this week were lighter than normal, something we chalk up to everyone being busy reading all the new articles we've published at TidBITS and continuing to chat about old topics. Among new topics, readers discuss computer monitor viewing angles and desks to support them, utilities for downloading streaming Flash videos, and inconsistent selection behavior in the Finder.Show full article

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