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View Extra Battery Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Battery icon in the menu bar to show the battery's current condition - Normal is good. Other messages might read Replace Soon, Replace Now, Check Battery, or Service Battery. Choosing the message opens a Mac Help document with more information.

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We'd like to congratulate ShrinkWrap programmer Chad Magendanz and his wife Galen on the ahead-of-schedule release of their first non-software product - Quinn Pierce MagendanzShow full article

Got a Holiday Gift Suggestion?

Got a Holiday Gift Suggestion? We at TidBITS love the holiday season, even with the capitalist feeding frenzy that it has become. If you're interested in participating in one of our holiday traditions, send one paragraph descriptions of your favorite computer-related gift ideas (for giving or receiving) to me at before 02-Dec-96Show full article

AOL Pricing Shenanigans

AOL Pricing Shenanigans -- AOL has managed to get itself in hot water with its new pricing plan, which takes effect 01-Dec-96. The new plan offers unlimited AOL service (including Internet access) for $19.95 per month - not a bad deal for some usersShow full article

Microsoft Internet Updates

Microsoft Internet Updates -- Microsoft recently released two new Mac Internet programs: Internet Mail and News 1.0 and the first beta of Internet Explorer 3.0Show full article


The press releases have been flying fast and furious in the Macintosh Web world of late, mostly on the server side of things. But, lest you think Web servers aren't for mere mortals, read on for news of how you might find yourself running one in the not-so-far future. WebSTAR 2.0 Appears -- The main news for the week was the release of StarNine's WebSTAR 2.0, the leading Web server in the Macintosh marketShow full article

HotSauce and Meta-Content Format

In nearly every recent important Apple executive speech, the Powers That Be have mentioned an Apple technology investigation initially referred to as Project X and now called HotSauceShow full article

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