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Edit iCal Event Titles Directly

In the Leopard version of iCal, double-clicking an event shows a summary of the event, and to edit the name (or anything else), you must click the Edit button in the summary pop-up. To bypass the summary and edit pop-ups entirely, Option-double-click the event name. That selects the text for editing, and you can make any changes you want. Click outside the event to save your changes.

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Opener's Existence Encourages Password Care

Opener's Existence Encourages Password Care -- Over the last few days, news of a malicious shell script known as "Opener" has appeared on MacInTouch, and several news organizations picking up the report have incorrectly started calling it a virusShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: Marketcircle's DayLite

Every small customer-oriented business I've seen starts out relying on standard tools for calendaring and contacts, and establishing policies for tracking sales, prospects, and business relationships of all sortsShow full article

Take Control's First Anniversary (and 50% Off Sale!)

It's been a year since we released our first Take Control ebook, Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Upgrading to Panther," and I want to commemorate the anniversary in two ways: first by announcing a one-week 50 percent off sale and second by telling you about what we've learned after a year in the brave new world of electronic book publishingShow full article

Apple Refreshes iBooks, Power Mac G5, Xserve RAID

Each new iBook model has begged the question: "Should I buy a PowerBook or an iBook?" The PowerBook line has been the professional workhorse, with more slots and options than the education- and consumer-directed iBookShow full article

Apple Remote Desktop 2.1 Released

Apple recently released version 2.1 of Apple Remote Desktop, adding a slew of new and improved features (see "Passing the Remote to Apple Remote Desktop 2.0" in TidBITS-746)Show full article

Serving Rolex Spam at Alice's Restaurant

Some of you may remember that in the first few days after moving TidBITS Talk to Web Crossing, a couple of pieces of spam snuck through to the list before I figured out how to block all the different ways it could get inShow full article

Persistence Pays: The Return of XNS

Remember XNS? It was the platform for simplifying and securing the exchange of data over the Internet that I helped launch just over four years ago. Back then, I was acting as chairman of the non-profit governance organization XNSORG, which was working with XNS's developer, Seattle-based OneName Corporation, to manage and promote XNSShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/25-Oct-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. The Tyranny of Email -- You probably rely on email for your daily communication, but is it taking up too much of your timeShow full article

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