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SpamSieve 2.2 Improves Accuracy, Notification

SpamSieve 2.2 Improves Accuracy, Notification -- Michael Tsai has released SpamSieve 2.2, the latest version of his award-winning anti-spam program for a number of common email clients (see "Tools We Use: SpamSieve" in TidBITS-667)Show full article

OmniWeb 5.0.1 Fixes Glitches

OmniWeb 5.0.1 Fixes Glitches -- The Omni Group has released OmniWeb 5.0.1, a maintenance update to the alternative Web browser (see "OmniWeb 5.0: the Powerful Web Browser" in TidBITS-472)Show full article

AirPort 4.0.1 Updates AirPort Express

AirPort 4.0.1 Updates AirPort Express -- Apple's AirPort Express base station received an update this week, to version 4.0.1. The update improves the use of profiles in AirPort Admin Utility, and improves the way WEP keys are handled with third-party access pointsShow full article

Adam's "Take Control of Buying a Mac" Interviews

Adam's "Take Control of Buying a Mac" Interviews -- After releasing "Take Control of Buying a Mac" recently, I did a pair of radio interviews, one for Shawn King's Your Mac Life show, and one for Gene Steinberg's Mac Night Owl show (in the second half)Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: FMChecker

FileMaker Pro 7 has been out for few months now, and since FileMaker Pro 6 soon won't be available for purchase, many people are facing the need to upgradeShow full article

My Action Figure Can Beat Up Microsoft's Action Figure

Now here's an odd marketing campaign - so odd, in fact, that I wonder if I'm missing a level or two of self-mocking irony. Microsoft is running a sweepstakes to promote Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac based on the slogan, "Get in touch with your inner suit." This is a good thing? "Suit" isn't generally a positive term - the suits are the buttoned-down executives generally responsible for (or at least blamed for) all the bad stuff in technology companiesShow full article

Escaping Palm HotSync Installation Hell

It all seemed easy enough. The task: Set up the iBook (the computer my wife uses) so that it would synchronize with her Palm Vx. The actions: Download the latest Palm Desktop installer; run the installer; synchronizeShow full article

The Story Behind Take Control Updates

As you know, we offer free minor updates to our Take Control ebooks to customers; it's a great way for authors to keep their ebooks up to date with new software releases, to respond to feedback from readers, and to fix any mistakes that slipped inShow full article

BBEdit 8.0: Even More Muscular

BBEdit has long enjoyed a well-deserved reputation as a powerful text editor for programmers and HTML coders, so when Rich Siegel, CEO of Bare Bones Software, wanted to show me the latest features in BBEdit 8.0, available today, I was curious about where they could have taken the programShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/30-Aug-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. Escaping Palm HotSync Hell -- This week's article originally appeared as an ExtraBITS posting and generated discussion on TidBITS TalkShow full article

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