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Preventing Second Drive Sleepiness

Preventing Second Drive Sleepiness -- A while back I wanted some more disk space in my Power Mac G4, but I didn't want to buy a new boot drive to replace the 80 GB drive I've been using for a whileShow full article

Encoding Video for iPod

Encoding Video for iPod -- Since the release of the new video-enabled iPod, a few noteworthy articles have appeared about getting video content onto the deviceShow full article

eMac Fades Away

eMac Fades Away -- Sources have confirmed that the eMac, Apple's inexpensive all-in-one Mac with a CRT-based screen, is no longer available for individual sale, although educational institutions can still buy the modelShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: MaxProtect II Winner

DealBITS Drawing: MaxProtect II Winner -- Congratulations to Paul Perry of sympatico.ca, whose entry was chosen randomly from 452 valid entries in last week's DealBITS drawing and who received a MaxProtect II PowerBook case, worth $49/$59/$69, depending on sizeShow full article

Apple Revs PowerBooks, Intros Quad-Core Power Mac G5

At a special press event in New York last week, Apple rolled out new revisions to its professional line of PowerBook computers and unveiled new high-end quad-processor Power Mac G5 systems. More Pixels -- First up, Apple refreshed the 15-inch and 17-inch members of its PowerBook line, adding larger displays, increasing battery life, and making DVD-burning SuperDrives standard across the entire PowerBook lineShow full article

Aperture Opens Up RAW for Photographers

At a press conference in New York last week (which coincided with PhotoPlus Expo), Apple announced Aperture, a new professional application geared toward photographers shooting and working with digital photos in RAW formatShow full article

Salling Clicker 3.0 Adds Windows, Network Sharing, Wi-Fi Support

Salling Software's latest releases extend its remote-control software across all kinds of technology. The original Salling Clicker let you use a cellular phone to control a Mac via BluetoothShow full article

Faster, Wi-Fi! Kill, Kill (the Competition)!

Apple has signed on as part of a broad alliance to push a new proposal for faster Wi-Fi. The group, called the Enhanced Wireless Consortium (EWC), comprises 27 companies, and was formed outside the standards process that has been working on next-next-generation Wi-Fi for several years. The IEEE standards group handles wireless local area networks in its 802.11 Working GroupShow full article

Take Control's Second Anniversary (and 50% Off Sale!)

As of today, the Take Control publishing project that Tonya and I started in 2003 marks its second year. We've come a long way from our first copy of Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Upgrading to Panther," and since we've been tracking Take Control's progress here in TidBITS all along, I want to share what we've accomplished and give you a sense of where we're goingShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/24-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. Internal Drive Reports Failing SMART Tests -- When Disk Utility reports a hard drive's SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) status as failing, is it time to retire the drive, or can it still be used? (11 messages) New video-capable iPod -- Apple has been careful to note that the new iPod is a music player that also plays video, leading to a discussion of the company's marketingShow full article

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