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Turn Off Filename Extension Warning

In Leopard, Apple fixed an annoying aspect of working with the Finder in Tiger. Previously, if you changed a file's extension, the Finder prompted for confirmation. But since no one has ever accidentally changed a filename extension, Apple thankfully added an option to turn that warning off in the Leopard Finder's preferences. Choose Finder > Preferences, and in the Advanced screen, deselect Show Warning Before Changing an Extension.

 

 

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Job Postings in TidBITS?

Job Postings in TidBITS? We've heard numerous stories of people using knowledge they picked up reading TidBITS to help land jobs. Now TidBITS sponsor Dantz Development is going one step further and actually running job postings - see the sponsorship area aboveShow full article

New Palm Handhelds Released

New Palm Handhelds Released -- Palm Computing has unveiled two new handheld devices, the Palm IIIx and Palm V, available now. The Palm IIIx ($370) retains the Palm III's curved form factor but includes 4 MB of RAM (plus 2 MB of flash ROM), a much-improved screen with better contrast and readability, and an internal expansion slot for future memory upgrades or add-on devices like pager cardsShow full article

Web Confidential 1.2 Adds Contextual Menu Support

Web Confidential 1.2 Adds Contextual Menu Support -- Alco Blom has released version 1.2 of Web Confidential, his $35 shareware utility for securely storing confidential information using 448-bit encryption (see "Web Confidential: Securing Information of All Sorts" in TidBITS-441)Show full article

Follow the Bouncing Expo

Last week, IDG Expo Management announced that the Macworld Expo scheduled for Boston in August of 1999 will instead return to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from 21-Jul-99 through 23-Jul-99Show full article

What's a Firewall, and Why Should You Care?

One of the best things about the Internet - a legacy of its educational history - is that it lets us share information with people all over the planetShow full article

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