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Open a Finder Window with the App Switcher

If you don't have any Finder windows open and want to switch to the Finder and open a window in one fell swoop, bring up the app switcher with Command-Tab and tab over to the Finder icon. While still holding down Command, press the Option key, and then release the Command key. You're switched to the Finder, with a new default window open for you.

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Security Update 2003-10-28 Released

Security Update 2003-10-28 Released -- Although Mac OS X 10.3 Panther fixes a number of security-related flaws that existed in previous versions of Mac OS X, Apple has wasted no time in releasing Security Update 2003-10-28 via Software Update last weekShow full article

Eudora 6.01 Released

Eudora 6.01 Released -- Qualcomm has updated Eudora to version 6.0.1, fixing a number of minor bugs and updating the company's email client for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther compatibilityShow full article

Fixes Available for Some Panther FireWire Troubles

When a new version of an operating system is released, we expect to run into bugs or incompatibilities that didn't get shaken out during the testing phaseShow full article

AirPort 3.2 Update Adds New Security Options

Following on the heels of the release of Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Apple last week pushed out the AirPort 3.2 Update, which features the expected addition of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption, a new security method for providing robust encryption over wireless connections between an AirPort Extreme Card and an AirPort Extreme Base StationShow full article

Classic Mac OS Servers Exploited by Spammers

The Internet's spam volume has increased exponentially over the past four months. How? Spammers have found a new way to send their spam, in far greater volumes than previously thought possibleShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/03-Nov-03

Panther vs. external FireWire drives -- Who's being bit by Panther's proclivity to eat external FireWire drives? Although Apple has pinpointed a problem with FireWire 800 drives, others are seeing issues in FireWire 400 drives, tooShow full article

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