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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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Administrivia

This week I'll make like a toggle switch and flip-flop. First I said the AppleCD 300 was impossible to find, then I heard from a bunch of people who had seen them and my local dealer had some, but this past week I've received agonized requests asking what strings I pulled to buy oneShow full article

Adam as information server

Adam as information server -- I like providing useful and timely information to people - that's why I write TidBITS. However, recently I've been hammered by email from readers searching for information that may exist in back issues of TidBITSShow full article

TidBITS CompuServe Forum

Thanks to Neil Shapiro and MAUG, we now have our own message section and file library on CompuServe. The new section is #5 in the just-opened Macintosh D Vendors Forum (GO MACDVEN), and in a week or so you should be able to use GO TIDBITSShow full article

QuicKeys Test Drive

In the ever-increasing competition for just a little bit more market share, third-party manufacturers and publishers, and the dealers that handle it, have to come up with increasingly creative ways to peddle product linesShow full article

HyperCard Folded Back Into Apple

A month or so ago, a friend implored me to try and find the dirt on what was happening with HyperCard. I hadn't heard much of anything in a long time, which meant to me that the program was dying a slow and unnecessary deathShow full article

Why The Lame Apple Color Printer?

Pythaeus recently explained why the new Apple Color Printer is so lame. Apple realized they lacked a color printer, but didn't have one ready internallyShow full article

Executive Turnovers

On January 4th, Roger Heinen, senior vice president and general manager of Apple's Macintosh Software Architecture Division, resigned to take a position at Microsoft as vice president of Database and Development ToolsShow full article

Macintosh Price Drops

Augury of upcoming Apple product introductions is often made easier by the company's tendency to dramatically lower prices shortly before they add new items to the hardware lineupShow full article

Pumping The New Macs Out

Apple doesn't stop. They keep introducing new models of the Macintosh at an increasingly fast rate. If only they could ship those new models in quantity when they announce the fool thingsShow full article

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