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View Extra Audio Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.

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TidBITS Archive CD Introductory Offer Ending

If you've been thinking about picking up a copy of the TidBITS Archive CD, I encourage you to act soon, because the $29.95 introductory offer expires 31-Jan-07, and the price will be going up to $49.95 after thatShow full article

More Macworld Expo Commentary

Our second MacNotables presentation of Macworld Expo is now available, and I strongly encourage everyone to listen to this one. It was big fun, with the panel giving host Chuck Joiner a hard time about his recommendation of Adobe Soundbooth, which as he so obligingly told us, helped him "clean up dirty audio." Talk about being given a line! I also moderated a panel of Take Control authors talking about what they'd seen at the show in relation to their Take Control titlesShow full article

Manage Your TidBITS Subscriptions

Would you like to change the address at which you receive TidBITS each week? Perhaps you'd like to switch from the plain text to the HTML edition? Maybe you're tired of reading in your Web browser and would prefer to have TidBITS delivered to you automatically each week? All that is now easily done with our integrated Manage Mailing List Subscriptions pageShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: Billable

18 years ago, before Tonya and I started TidBITS, I was working as a Mac consultant and tracking my time with a program called Timeslips (see "Slip Slidin' Away," 1992-02-17)Show full article

Security Holes: Two Closed, One Opened

Apple last week released AirPort Extreme Update 2007-001, fixing a problem on Core Duo-based Mac minis, MacBooks, and MacBook Pros that could cause crashes or worseShow full article

Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 Set to Ship

Adobe announced that its digital photo management tool, Photoshop Lightroom, has finished its beta phase and will begin shipping in mid-February. Version 1.0 costs $300, but Adobe is offering it at an introductory price of $200 through 30-Apr-07, no doubt to win over photographers trying to decide between it and Apple's Aperture. In addition to becoming a full release, Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 incorporates advanced keywording tools in the Library module, an improved import dialog, and a Key Metadata Browser for locating images easilyShow full article

Daylight Saving Time May Bite the Out-of-Date

Beginning this year, Daylight Saving Time in the United States begins earlier and runs later than in prior years. Under the new rules, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in NovemberShow full article

Fog Is My Copilot

Fog Creek Software has released a new version of its remote-desktop software Copilot, which now offers support for Mac OS X. The software, based on the open-source VNC (virtual network computing) system, is designed and priced to enable remote technical support through screen sharing and remote keyboard/mouse control. Copilot 2.0 is a hosted solution sold at $5 per day per remote connection or at per-minute rates that start at 25 cents per minute (pay as you go) and can include as many as 5,000 minutes for $200 per monthShow full article

AirPort Extreme 802.11n Throughput Limits

The configuration manuals for the new 802.11n-based AirPort Extreme Base Station were posted last week on Apple's support Web site, and they offer some insight into whether you should immediately purchase the new equipment or notShow full article

MacFUSE Explodes Options for Mac File Systems

With Amit Singh's release of MacFUSE at Macworld Expo 2007, the Mac now embraces a much broader array of file systems, improving cross-platform compatibility, network connectivity, security, and convenient integration with a variety of online servicesShow full article

CSSEdit 2 to the Rescue!

I had to work with some automatically generated CSS code in a Web Crossing blog the other day, and I was having a devil of a time figuring exactly what styles were controlling the CSS box I wanted to manageShow full article

Take Control News/29-Jan-07

How Old Is Your Most Recent Backup? If you don't have a good answer to the title's question, we hope you'll check out the second edition of "Take Control of Mac OS X Backups," by Joe Kissell, since it explains how to set up, use, and restore from a backup system that fits your budget and lifestyle. We've thoroughly updated this new edition to cover current topics: what you should know before installing Windows on a Mac (and how to back up Windows-related files); expanded info on special cases like backing up photos and movies, backing up installed applications, and backing up while traveling; and a look at how Leopard's Time Machine might play into a backup strategyShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/29-Jan-07

How to Google Earth -- Tristan Engst's first TidBITS article generates its first TidBITS Talk thread filled with encouragement and well-wishes. (5 messages) iPod vending machine -- Yes, you can buy iPods and accessories from vending machines nowShow full article

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