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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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Keynote Editing in Action on the iPad

Jeff Carlson shot some video of what it's like to edit a presentation in the Keynote app on Apple's new iPad.Show full article

New Ebooks Aid Remote Support, Collaboration, and Administration

In a pair of new ebooks, TidBITS contributing editor Glenn Fleishman goes in-depth with Mac OS X screen sharing and Back to My Mac.Show full article

Can You Get By with 250 MB of Data Per Month?

Apple said AT&T will offer two service plans for the 3G iPad on a month-by-month basis. The option for 250 MB per month seems laughably small - but check your iPhone. It may be plenty.Show full article

Solving the Universal Access Color Problem

Plagued by the appearance of pure white Web sidebars that should have been grey, Steve McCabe turns to TidBITS Talk for the solution, which stems from an unexpected setting in the Universal Access preference pane.Show full article

Is the iPad a Kindle Killer?

Does the iPad's general-purpose nature, color LCD screen, and App Store spell doom for the specialized Amazon Kindle ebook reader and its proprietary ebook catalog?Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8 February 2010

Notable software releases this week include FontExplorer X Pro 2.5, Espresso 1.1.1, iPhone OS 3.1.3, iTunes 9.0.3, and 27-inch iMac Display Firmware Update 1.0.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 8 February 2010

Not surprisingly, our focus this week was on the iPad, with links to a podcast with Adam, Tonya, and Andy Ihnatko; an interesting article from Macworld's Chris Breen suggesting how the iPad will be used in everyday scenarios; and the news that Amazon is looking to add touch capabilities to the Kindle. Plus, AT&T is relaxing its limitations on what can be transferred over 3G, and will be allowing both streaming video and voice-over-IP calls. Finally, Apple has added iPhone apps to the iTunes Preview Web site, a security firm has identified a theoretical vulnerability in the iPhone OS, and it turns out that Macs control the market for $1,000 computers.Show full article

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