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Disable Caps Lock

If you find yourself pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally as much as I do, note that you can disable it entirely in Mac OS X. Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, click the Modifier Keys button, and in the dialog that appears, select No Action from the Caps Lock pop-up menu. You could remap it to another modifier instead, but that might make using differently configured Macs more difficult.

 
 
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Apple Discontinues KidSafe; Poll Asks Why

Apple Discontinues KidSafe; Poll Asks Why -- People relying on Apple's selection of child-friendly Internet services and the KidSafe extension for restricting access to other sites will have to turn to another serviceShow full article

PageSentry 4.0 Watches From Mac OS X

PageSentry 4.0 Watches From Mac OS X -- Maxum Development has released the latest version of their server monitoring and management utility. In short, PageSentry constantly monitors an Internet server and performs some action (sends you email, pages you, runs an AppleScript script) should the server fail to respondShow full article

Microsoft Appeals Monopoly Ruling to Supreme Court

Microsoft Appeals Monopoly Ruling to Supreme Court -- One month after an appeals court upheld that Microsoft Corporation is a monopoly and engaged in anti-competitive practices (see "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" in TidBITS-586), Microsoft has appealed the antitrust case to the U.SShow full article

Palm and ODBC Support in Microsoft Office 10

Palm and ODBC Support in Microsoft Office 10 -- A miscommunication during my discussions with Microsoft about the two features missing from the initial release of Microsoft Office 10 led to some incorrect information in last week's article about the forthcoming office application suite. In short, both Palm synchronization and ODBC support are slated for inclusion in Office 10, but they'll appear as free add-ons that arrive some time after Office 10 itself shipsShow full article

Wireless Fishbowls

AirPort security is dead. Not the airline terminal kind, but the built-in variety found in Apple's AirPort technology and other 802.11b (also known as Wi-Fi) wireless networking hardware from many different manufacturersShow full article

Archos Jukebox 6000 Challenges Nomad Jukebox

Portable MP3 players have now been around for a couple of years. The first and second generation of players were based on flash RAM, which is tiny, battery-thrifty, and convenient, but extremely limited in terms of play timeShow full article

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