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If you don't want to see TextExpander's icon in the Dock and the application switcher, you can remove it. Just open TextExpander > Preferences > Appearance, and select Hide TextExpander Icon in Dock. You'll still be able to access TextExpander from its menubar icon.

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Apple Addresses Flaws in Some iPod nanos

Apple Addresses Flaws in Some iPod nanos -- Shortly after writing about the iPod nano (see "New iPod nano Replaces iPod mini" in TidBITS-796), a reader wrote to me asking, "What about the issue of reports of the easy breaking of the screen when there has been no obvious / excessive / accidental misuse of the iPod nano?" As the device had only been out a few days, I had no idea what he was talking aboutShow full article

Retrospect 6.1 Gains Full Tiger Compatibility

Retrospect 6.1 Gains Full Tiger Compatibility -- Although Retrospect 6.0 has worked fine with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger in general, it doesn't support two of Tiger's new features: access control lists (ACLs) that enable administrators to control who can access and modify files stored on a Mac OS X 10.4 server and extended attributes that will be used by future Mac applicationsShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: Dejal Simon Winners

DealBITS Drawing: Dejal Simon Winners -- Congratulations to Khoi Vinh of subtraction.com, Erik Lofgren of bucknell.edu, and Tim Maecken of cken.org, whose entries were chosen randomly from 199 valid entries in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of Simon Standard, worth $59.95Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: A Stuffed Dog and Fetch 5.0

There aren't many Mac programs that come with their own mascot, but the FTP/SFTP program Fetch has long stood out. It was one of the first graphical FTP programs on any platform, written in 1989 by Jim Matthews while working at Dartmouth CollegeShow full article

Windows Treo Questions Palm OS Future

On 26-Sep-05, the heads of Palm, Microsoft, and Verizon Wireless held a joint press conference to announce a new Palm Treo smartphone running Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, not the Palm OSShow full article

Apple Cracks Down on Google AdWords

If you make a Mac-related product, or provide a Mac-related service like consulting, you're probably using some of Apple's trademarks like "Mac" and "Macintosh" in your advertisingShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/03-Oct-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. XPostFacto 4 experiences -- A reader looks for real-world experience with the software for installing Mac OS X on unsupported systemsShow full article

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