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Move the Dock Quickly

You may find it convenient to move the position of the Dock when working in certain programs or with certain files. Rather than choosing a different position from the Dock preferences pane or using a submenu in the Apple menu's Dock submenu, you can move your Dock to a different screen edge merely by Shift-dragging the separator that divides the application and document sections.

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Security Update 2007-002 Squashes MoAB Bugs

Apple has released Security Update 2007-002, the second security update of the year that addresses bugs identified by the Month of Apple Bugs (MoAB) projectShow full article

Early Help Desk Video

Anyone who has helped a complete novice learn how to use a Mac, especially during a stint in a help desk environment, simply must watch this hilarious video, which demonstrates well that all interfaces must be learnedShow full article

Daylight Saving Time Saved

Apple last week released a set of updates which reflect the changes in Daylight Saving Time that go into effect this year in the United States and elsewhere (for additional information, see my article "Daylight Saving Time May Bite the Out-of-Date," 2007-01-29)Show full article

Microsoft Releases Office 2004 11.3.4 Update

Microsoft last week released the Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 Update. In addition to providing improved spam detection in Entourage, this update "fixes vulnerabilities in Office 2004 that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code." This update requires that you have already installed the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.3 Update, released last monthShow full article

Final Cut Pro 5.1.3 Update Released

Apple has released Final Cut Pro 5.1.3, a maintenance release that adds some missing commands to the default keyboard layout, makes render files work properly on PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs, and fixes an issue where cross dissolves in nested sequences would not appear correctlyShow full article

DealBITS Winners: Rogue Amoeba's Fission

Congratulations to Ron Gillmore of victoria.tc.ca, Lorne Chapman of shaw.ca, and Ben Maiden of hawaii.rr.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who received a copy of Rogue Amoeba's Fission, worth $32Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: A Sharp's Opal

I introduced last week's DealBITS drawing for Rogue Amoeba's Fission audio editing program by talking about how good it was to see simple, focused programs returning to a field after the major applications had become more complex than was desired by many early usersShow full article

Create Permanent Links to the New York Times

In TidBITS, when we link to pages elsewhere on the Web, we hope they'll remain accessible indefinitely, much as we've taken pains to do with all of our articles from the very beginningShow full article

Google Gmail Open to All

Google has at last opened up its well-regarded Gmail email service to all comers, eliminating the need to receive an invitation from an existing user before signing upShow full article

MoAB Is My Washpot

Two hackers wanted to show the world that Apple's much-vaunted operating system wasn't as secure as it was cracked up to be. The Month of Apple Bugs (MoAB) ran from 01-Jan-07 to 31-Jan-07, with the final day promising a future serious bugShow full article

InterviewBITS: Key Apple Technologies

The pool of Macintosh software has become incredibly deep over the years, containing a vast number of applications for nearly every imaginable purposeShow full article

Take Control News/19-Feb-07

Month of Apple Sales #3: Tame the Tiger -- Working with big cats requires skill and knowledge, and Mac OS X Tiger is no exception. Hone your technical chops with this carefully chosen collection of our most in-depth ebooks about tricky Mac OS X issuesShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/19-Feb-07

Database Syncing -- Our Macworld Expo superlatives article mentioned SyncDeK for synchronizing databases, but a reader points out that fmSQL Synch has done similar work for yearsShow full article

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