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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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Netflix App Now Available for iPhone and iPod touch

The Netflix app for iPad has gone universal, so you can now stream movies directly to your iPhone or iPod touch.Show full article

Place Calls using Google Voice - in Gmail!

Google expands its voice command center, Google Voice, to add the capability to place and receive calls directly - within Gmail! The new feature is on a staggered rollout.Show full article

Virgin Mobile Offers Unlimited Cellular Data Plan

Despite being owned by Sprint Nextel, Virgin Mobile keeps upping the ante on mobile broadband usage plans for laptops and smartphones. Its latest: $40 for 30 days of unlimited service with no contract.Show full article

TidBITS's Emergency Brain Transplant

What do you do when your server hardware fails? Hire a zeppelin and fly to the cloud! Cloud computing, that is. TidBITS is now living in the future.Show full article

iWork 9.0.4 Gives Pages EPUB Support

Along with a few minor bug fixes, iWork 9.0.4 brings a thoroughly decent EPUB export capability to Pages 9.0.4.Show full article

Speed Up Your iOS 4-Based iPhone 3G

If your iPhone 3G is running at a snail's pace under iOS 4, speed it up with these tips.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 30 August 2010

Notable software releases this week include MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.9, Camino 2.0.4, Security Update 2010-005, GraphicConverter 6.7.4, and Freeway 5.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 30 August 2010

As school starts for college students, we note that iTunes U downloads have passed the 300 million mark and that Seton Hall University is relying on Art Authority for iPad for several art history classes. Also, Garmin is recalling 1.25 million nüvi GPS navigation units, and Lex Friedman opines at Macworld about the effect of royalty-free H.264 video.Show full article

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