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Jeff Carlson continues his exploration of computerized poker players with a look at iPoker this week. Matt Neuburg then takes a quick glance at Typinator, a sleek new utility for expanding typed abbreviations, and Adam examines both the Canary Wireless Digital Hotspotter and Monster Cable's iTV Link. In the news, we cover the releases of Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5.0 and Eudora 6.2.3, explain how to change Tiger's screen capture format, call for more translators, and give away copies of Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack Pro.
Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5.0 Released -- Now Software has released Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5.0, the latest version of the company's long-standing multi-user calendar and contact management softwareShow full article
Free Macworld Boston 2005 Passes -- If you've been thinking about checking out Macworld Expo in Boston this July 12th through 14th, our friends at Peachpit Press are once again offering a pair of free exhibit-only passes (a $50 value) on a first-come, first-serve basisShow full article
Eudora 6.2.3 Fixes IMAP Bug -- Qualcomm has released Eudora 6.2.3, a free update designed largely to fix the annoying IMAP bug that could result in lost messages (see "Qualcomm Acknowledges Eudora Bug" in TidBITS-781)Show full article
How to Change Screen Capture Formats -- Last week, when talking about the new version of Snapz Pro X in TidBITS, I mentioned that Tiger changes the default file format used for screen captures taken with Command-Shift-3/4 from PDF to PNGShow full article
Call for TidBITS Translators! The coordinators of our intrepid translation teams tell me that it's time to recruit some new volunteers to help translate TidBITS into Dutch, German, and JapaneseShow full article
Back in early December, we ran a DealBITS drawing for Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack Pro 2.1.1 and gave away three copies to highly deserving TidBITS readersShow full article
A few months back, in "Sometimes It's Just Broken" in TidBITS-766, I wrote about my trials and tribulations in displaying video from my 12-inch PowerBook on our televisionShow full article
Ergonis software, whose PopChar and KeyCue utilities have been mentioned in TidBITS, now throws its hat into the typing assistant ring with Typinator. The idea is that you provide Typinator with a set of abbreviations and expansions; when you're working in any program, if you type an abbreviation, Typinator substitutes the corresponding expansionShow full article
Before our May trip to New Mexico, my friend Oliver Habicht asked if I wanted to borrow a Canary Wireless Digital Hotspotter, which is one of those little devices for finding wireless networks without needing to pull out the PowerBookShow full article
If your knowledge of poker comes from watching television shows such as the World Series of Poker or Celebrity Poker Showdown, you might think that the only type of poker game is Texas Hold 'EmShow full article
The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster. What IMAP server did Mac OS X Server 10.1-2 use? Who needs Google when you've got the TidBITS Talk brain trust? A query about IMAP servers leads to discussion of migrating email servicesShow full article