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Find Which Applications Phone Home with VirusBarrier X6

Worried about rogue applications or spyware "phoning home" with your private data? Turn on VirusBarrier's Anti-Spyware feature, and it will alert you to applications that attempt to connect to remote servers. Once you know which apps are phoning home, you can block or allow each individually, and you can even block or allow specific ports for each application, to ensure that your private data stays private.

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Nisus Writer Express 2.5 Released

Nisus Writer Express 2.5 Released -- Nisus Software has updated its Mac OS X-native word processor to version 2.5, adding core features and fixing bugsShow full article

New iPod nano Replaces iPod mini

Remember when the iPod was a marvel of compact engineering? At a press event in San Francisco last week, Apple introduced the iPod nano, an ever-more diminutive music player that replaces the now-discontinued iPod mini and more closely resembles the original iPod design than the miniShow full article

Apple Releases iTunes 5

Apple Computer last week took the wraps off iTunes 5.0, the latest version of its free jukebox software for Mac OS X and Windows. iTunes 5.0 adds the following new features: After many years of user lamentation, playlists can now be organized into hierarchical foldersShow full article

Apple, Motorola ROKR Put iTunes in Your Phone

As part of last week's press event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs shared the stage with Cingular Wireless COO Ralph de la Vega to announce the availability of the long-rumored iTunes cell phone, the new Motorola ROKR E1Show full article

ShowMacster Improves iChat Video

Chatting via video in iChat is cool, but I didn't realize I was missing something until recently when a client introduced me to ShowMacster, a utility that enables me to display more than just my ugly mug during a video chat. The notion behind ShowMacster is simple: why limit your outgoing video signal to what's in front of your webcam, when you can also interject other digital imagery such as photos or movies? Say you're video chatting with your mother and want to show her your latest digital photosShow full article

Getting Things Done in Email

Back in December of last year, I passed along a new technique I developed for handling email in Eudora. It relied on Eudora's long-standing capability to create "saved searches," which are essentially the same idea as the new "smart mailboxes" in the version of Apple Mail included with Mac OS X 10.4 TigerShow full article

Take Control News/12-Sep-05

"Take Control of Customizing Microsoft Office" Updated to Version 1.0.1 -- Version 1.0.1 of Kirk McElhearn's "Take Control of Customizing Microsoft Office" is now availableShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/12-Sep-05

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. FreeConference.com comments -- Adam's article about FreeConference.com prompts feature suggestions and a few questionsShow full article

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