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Acrobat Vulnerabilities Fixed

Acrobat Vulnerabilities Fixed -- Adobe has released Adobe Reader 7.0.2 and Adobe Acrobat Standard/Professional 7.0.2 for the Macintosh, in part to fix a pair of security vulnerabilities and to improve form handlingShow full article

Macworld Expo Boston 2005 Events

Macworld Expo in Boston happens this week from 12-Jul-05 through 14-Jul-05 in the Hynes Convention Center, marking the second East Coast show that will not include Apple Computer as an exhibitorShow full article

Smith Micro Acquires Allume

Smith Micro Software, Inc. announced its acquisition of Allume Systems, Inc. for $11 million in cash and $1.75 million in Smith Micro stock. Allume, formerly known as Aladdin Systems, is the maker of long-standard StuffIt compression products as well as Spring Cleaning and a number of other Macintosh utilitiesShow full article

Apple iTMS Giveaway: Only Ten iPods?

Apple's approaching another milestone with its iTunes Music Store: selling its 500 millionth track. In celebration, Apple has set up an online song counter so customers can see just how fast the 500 million mark is approachingShow full article

Free Corporate-Grade Wi-Fi Security from WiTopia

The folks at WiTopia, a group that sells personal and small-office scale network security tools, are offering their WPA Enterprise service for Wi-Fi networks of up to five users and a single base station at no cost for a yearShow full article

Sleeptracker: How Dick Tracy Goes to Sleep

If you're like me, an alarm clock wakes you at the same time five days a week. Usually I feel like I've been kicked in the head by a mule. I have to sit on the bed for a spell before my brain realizes that the eyes are open and it's time to start processing dataShow full article

Roomba: a Robot Underfoot

Pop quiz: can you think of a round, computer-driven device that has four buttons, is not made by Apple, and ought to be in every household by the end of the decade? In case you don't pay much attention to the domestic scene - and by domestic, I mean the low-down world of dust bunnies, dog hair, and cookie crumbs - the answer is Roomba, the robotic vacuum cleaner from iRobot. Roomba is about the size of a medium pizza, and about as thick as a pizza boxShow full article

Take Control News/11-Jul-05

"Take Control of Buying a Mac" Updated -- The last Macworld Expo in San Francisco saw the release of the Mac mini, and Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference last month brought us the news that Apple would be transitioning the Macintosh to use CPUs from Intel in place of IBM's PowerPC chipShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/11-Jul-05

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster. Modifying Microsoft Word for the elderly -- An 80-year-old man who is new to the Mac needs help viewing the text cursor in Word, as well as formatting text; TidBITS Talk readers provide solutionsShow full article

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