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View Extra Bluetooth Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar to view a few additional items in the Bluetooth menu. Specifically, it enables you to open three utility applications: Bluetooth Explorer, Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility, and PacketLogger. These are likely of interest primarily to experts, but if you're having troubles with Bluetooth, the Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility in particular may be useful. (These tools are available only if you've installed Apple's Developer Tools.)

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Doug McLean

 
 
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Administrivia

It's been an interesting few days. Last Thursday, my main Mac - a Centris 660AV - started to experience weird errors and crashes. I tried basic fixes first, repairing minor problems with Norton Disk Doctor and rebuilding desktops, but the problems worsenedShow full article

More Bookmarks than Books

More Bookmarks than Books -- I've written another part to the bookmark managers mini-series that began in TidBITS-323 and continued in TidBITS-324. We didn't have space in this issue to include Part III, but we do plan to run the article next weekShow full article

Eudora Pro 3.0 Beta Available

Eudora Pro 3.0 Beta Available -- Qualcomm has released a public beta of Eudora Pro 3.0 for owners of Eudora Pro 2.x. I've been using earlier test releases for a month or so now, and find the added features extremely welcomeShow full article

Apple Unveils Four New Power Macs, Upgrade Cards

Apple Unveils Four New Power Macs, Upgrade Cards -- Today Apple unveiled four new PowerPC 604-based Power Macs: the 9500/150, 8500/150, and 8500/132 (essentially faster versions of current 9500 and 8500 models), plus the Power Mac 7600/120Show full article

New All-In-One Macs for Education

New All-In-One Macs for Education -- Last week Apple announced the Power Macintosh 5260/100 and 5400/120, which are specifically targeted at the education marketShow full article

Apple PC Compatibility Cards for Power Macs

Apple PC Compatibility Cards for Power Macs -- Apple has officially announced its next generation of PC Compatibility cards, designed to provide Windows and MS-DOS capability to PCI Power MacsShow full article

Free Email, but not for Us

Free Email, but not for Us -- D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. today launched Juno, a nationwide free email service sponsored by advertiser dollars, claiming the model used by free TV and radio stations ought to work on the InternetShow full article

Connectix Ships Color QuickCam

Almost two years after bringing video input capability within financial reach of ordinary Mac users with its attractive, spherical QuickCam video camera, Connectix recently upped the ante with the new Color QuickCam, available shortly from dealers and mail-order firms for about $230Show full article

Updating for the 7.5.3 Update

In TidBITS-318 Geoff reported on System 7.5.3, and in TidBITS-322 and TidBITS-323, I talked about how you might obtain the update. Reports I've seen suggest once you've successfully installed 7.5.3 you won't encounter many compatibility problemsShow full article

As The Web Turns

I've been slightly remiss in reporting on Web authoring stuff lately, so I want to mention a few noteworthy recent events and also share some of the information in Adobe's official announcement of PageMill 2.0. Tables for BBEdit -- If you use BBEdit for Web authoring and wish to create tables, don't miss Stephen Marshall's $5 shareware BBEdit HTML Tables version 1.0.1, which brings rather good table-making abilities to BBEditShow full article

Breaking the Chain

My article on chain mail in TidBITS-324 elicited more responses than I'd anticipated. They fell into a couple of categories that I found interesting, and I thought I'd share some of the information with you. Creative Responses -- Several people wrote in with creative responses to chain mail messagesShow full article

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