Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen
When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?
Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.
More details on Macintosh TV, Sculley's rough ride ahead, and the Expanded Book version of The Digital Nomad's Guide grace this week's MailBITS. Jeff Needleman reports on the rates for the Prodigy Internet gateway (no Mac software yet), Charlie Stross reviews a Newton competitor from Britain, Mark Anbinder goes On The Road, Tonya reviews the Bucky, and I cover Hypertext '93 with a look at a course called Designing Electronic Publications.
Recently, we've noticed a significant increase in the number of electronic publications available, and we welcome them to the nets. We recommend that electronic publishers take full advantage of the electronic environmentShow full article
Macintosh TV Redux -- Pythaeus comments that the major feature I forgot to mention in last week's article on Macintosh TV is that the entire unit is completely black, other than the Apple Platinum dust door on the CD playerShow full article
Martin Fenner writes: I have both the book and disk versions of PowerBook: The Digital Nomad's Guide (discussed in TidBITS #201). The disk version is based on Voyager's Expanded Book concept, about which many people have mixed feelingsShow full article
Dieter Hirschmann writes: Spectrum Information Technologies, John Sculley's new company, might have some rough times ahead of it (see TidBITS #199 for more information)Show full article
Prodigy released the Mail Manager DOS software to all its members last week. It costs $4.95 to download the software. There are no versions as yet for Mac or WindowsShow full article
A few months ago, I had the good fortune to acquire a Bucky to use in my daily computing. "What's a Bucky?" you may ask. A Bucky replaces your antiseptic neoprene keyboard wrist pad with a soft, sweet-smelling, bean bag wrist padShow full article
Technical Support Coordinator, BAKA Computers With the demise of Norton Essentials for PowerBook, CPU clearly owns the title for the most full-featured PowerBook utilities packageShow full article
Now the smoke's settling and the mirrors have been removed, many people are disappointed with the Newton. Sure it's a great idea and the start of something important, but the killer applications have yet to appearShow full article
Hypertext. It's a term that causes eyes to glaze over and heads to nod dumbly. Most people have heard the term, coined in 1965 by Ted Nelson, but few who haven't used it could define itShow full article