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Timbuktu Pro 8.0 Finally Adds Encryption

Timbuktu Pro 8.0 Finally Adds Encryption -- I'm not a nervous nelly, but it's always bothered me that my Timbuktu Pro connections are being sent in the clear when I'm not using a virtual private network (VPN) connectionShow full article

Stream Anything to an AirPort Express Using Airfoil

Stream Anything to an AirPort Express Using Airfoil -- Rogue Amoeba has released the first version of Airfoil, a program that can take the audio output of any program under Mac OS X and stream it using AirTunes to an AirPort Express's audio output jackShow full article

Office 2004 for Mac 11.1.1 Update Improves Stability

Office 2004 for Mac 11.1.1 Update Improves Stability -- Microsoft has released an update to the English and Japanese versions of Microsoft Office 2004 (French, German, Italian, and Swedish versions still to come)Show full article

Two-Fingered Blackout PowerBook Dropping

I asked Apple to loan me a new PowerBook so I could test first-hand the hardware features they added in the latest refresh a few weeks ago: the scrolling trackpad, the Sudden Motion Sensor for hard drive protection, and increased backlighting for the keyboardShow full article

LinkBack Brings Back Data Linking

Have you ever pasted a graphic into a word processing document and later wanted to update it? It's a tedious process of opening the original file, making your changes, copying the new graphic, returning to the word processing document, deleting the old graphic, and pasting the new graphicShow full article

Mac OS X Window Behavior

When Apple thrust Mac OS X upon us, it was quite a change. I remember one colleague remarked that his head was filled with all sorts of Mac OS 9 troubleshooting arcana, nearly all of which would be rendered moot once Mac OS X gained its footingShow full article

Why DRM Offends the Sensibilities

There are many things in the world that you feel to be true, but you're not exactly sure why. So if you're a thinking person, you're left with this nagging suspicion that you should be better able to come up with a better explanation than "But it's just wrong!" For many people, myself included, digital rights management (DRM) technologies fall into this categoryShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/07-Mar-05

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster. Shared Database Solutions -- When one reader's organization starts feeling growing pains, what's the best way to consolidate information to avoid having several databases on multiple machines? (9 messages) Delayed password disclosure technique -- A new method of online authentication could help avoid stolen passwords on the InternetShow full article

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