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TidBITS 2005 Holiday Hiatus

TidBITS 2005 Holiday Hiatus -- It has once again been a sprint to the finish this year, and speaking as someone who regularly runs track, cross-country, and road races, I'm not just turning a phrase - we're exhaustedShow full article

SmileOnMyMac Releases browseback

SmileOnMyMac Releases browseback -- The Web is a vast place now, and even with search engines like Google, it can be difficult to find something you know you've seen beforeShow full article

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5.1 Released

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5.1 Released -- Now Software has released Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5.1, adding a wide variety of minor enhancements and bug fixes to the calendaring and contact management suiteShow full article

Discussing TV on MacNotables

Discussing TV on MacNotables -- Tonya and I spent an enjoyable evening on the MacNotables podcast recently with Andy Ihnatko and Chuck Joiner. A simple listener question about hooking a big screen digital TV to the Mac morphed into a wide-ranging discussion of television, movies, the "distribution revolution," and the logic and illogic of how we acquire and pay for video in today's Internet-enabled worldShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: Classic Solitaire Winners

DealBITS Drawing: Classic Solitaire Winners -- Congratulations to Alan Stearns of adobe.com, Bill Barstad of hotmail.com, Bruce Plummer of cox.net, Lowell Neudeck of earthlink.net, and Thomas Mansheim of comcast.net, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of dogMelon's Classic SolitaireShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: Midnight Mansion

I've become more interested in retro games of late, so I was intrigued when Vern Jensen of ActionSoft asked about doing a DealBITS drawing for his Midnight Mansion gameShow full article

Macworld SF 2006 Events

By the time you see your next issue of TidBITS, Macworld Expo in San Francisco will have started, with the show floor open from 10-Jan-06 through 13-Jan-06Show full article

The Info-Mac Network Retires

To all good things there must come an end, and it is with some sadness that I officially retire the Info-Mac Network. Nominally, I've been president of the non-profit volunteer organization since incorporating it in 2000, but in reality I've been only one of many volunteers who have helped keep Info-Mac running over the yearsShow full article

A Feast for the Fridge: Printing Digital Pictures

Photos on a computer may look nice, but they're hard to tape to a refrigerator door. Sooner or later, most people who buy a digital camera hanker for prints and a photo printer - and then for aspirin once they start trying to figure out which one to buyShow full article

Take Control News/19-Dec-05

Make the Most of .Mac with "Take Control of .Mac" -- If you're paying Apple $100 per year for a .Mac membership, are you getting your money's worth? Too many people don't take full advantage of all that .Mac offers, but that can be a thing of the past once you read our latest ebook, Joe Kissell's "Take Control of .Mac." In "Take Control of .Mac," Joe provides comprehensive documentation of .Mac's capabilities, along with plenty of the real-world advice and practical step-by-step instructions you've come to expect from Take Control ebooksShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/19-Dec-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. Belkin 802.11g adapter vsShow full article

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