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.
When Apple releases the iMac, Mac users won't have to sit at the back of the (Universal Serial) Bus any longer. Jerry Kindall explains USB and what it means for Mac users. We also look at how ShareWay IP keeps the TidBITS staff connected, plus news about PlusOptimizer and DiskExpress Pro, the Web log analyzer Summary, Extension Overload, BBEdit 4.5.3, the new WinMac mailing list, The Tilery 4.0, and Palm Buddy, a helpful tool for PalmPilot users.
Mac/Windows Integration Mailing List -- Marc Bizer has set up the new WinMac mailing list for intelligent discussion of Windows 95/98/NT and Mac OS integration issues among experienced usersShow full article
The Tilery 4.0 Squares Off -- Rick Holzgrafe of Semicolon Software today released The Tilery 4.0, the latest version of his $15 shareware desktop launcher applicationShow full article
A New Buddy for Mac PalmPilot Owners -- Florent Pillet has released Palm Buddy, a $20 Macintosh shareware application that gives PalmPilot owners greater options for working with the data on their handheld organizersShow full article
PlusOptimizer Jumps, DiskExpress Pro Upgrade Promised -- Little more than a week after Alsoft released the $29.95 PlusOptimizer, the company's disk optimization software that works with HFS Plus volumes (see the TidBITS Update "PlusOptimizer Defragments HFS Plus Volumes"), a free update to version 1.1 has appearedShow full article
BBEdit Moves to 4.5.3 -- Bare Bones Software last week released a free updater for BBEdit 4.5, the commercial version of the company's popular text and HTML editorShow full article
Serving Up Web Summaries -- Jason Linhart, who maintains the Macintosh version of the freeware Web log analysis program Analog, has released Summary 1.0, a fascinating take on Web log analysisShow full article
Overloaded with Extensions -- Teng Chou Ming has released the $10 shareware Extension Overload 2.7, a stand-alone DOCMaker document that provides information about 666 extensions, 245 control panels, Easter Eggs, Macintosh error codes, and moreShow full article
Like an increasing number of small organizations, TidBITS has no central office. We all work from our homes and collaborate primarily over the InternetShow full article
With the announcement of the iMac we started hearing a totally new abbreviation in the Macintosh world - USB. Gone were our familiar ADB ports and modem ports and printer ports, not to mention SCSIShow full article