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SpamSieve 2.6 Adds Thunderbird Support

Michael Tsai has released SpamSieve 2.6, a notable update to his popular spam-filtering tool. This version adds Mozilla Thunderbird to the extensive list of supported email programs and improves detection of image spam and phishing messagesShow full article

MacTech 25 Voting Open, VBA to AppleScript Guide Available

MacTech Magazine is once again accepting votes for the 2007 MacTech 25, a roundup of the people who contribute the most technical assistance to the Macintosh community through their writing, speaking, and problem-solvingShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: BeLight Software's Art Text

As a non-artist, I'm always a sucker for programs that let me create interesting graphical effects - especially with text - without requiring PhotoshopShow full article

Enhance iChat with Chax

iChat has increasingly become a necessary aspect of business and personal communication, but I still don't love the program. I remain peeved by its approach to status (see "iChat Status Report," 2004-03-29) and its general clumsinessShow full article

Stick 3 GB of RAM in an Intel Core 2 Duo iMac, MacBook

Other World Computing has a 3 GB memory kit that it says is a first for Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook laptops. Apple doesn't offer this option. The same $340 kit - a set of one 1 GB and one 2 GB PC5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM modules - also works with the Core 2 Duo iMac and the 15-inch, 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook ProShow full article

Add a DJ to iTunes with SpotDJ

"There goes the last DJ, who plays what he wants to play, who says what he wants to say." -Tom Petty in "The Last DJ" I've never been sufficiently involved with radio to quite understand Tom Petty's lament about the passing of the independent disc jockey as "the last human voice." But even if I missed hearing Wolfman Jack live in his prime, there are times when I'm listening to my favorite music in iTunes or on my iPod that it feels, well, a little repetitiveShow full article

Apple TV: The Real Video iPod

Although the iPod has been "video-enabled" for more than a year, Apple treats video playback on the portable device as an incidental extra feature. The upcoming iPhone comes closest to the video iPod that Apple fans have been waiting for, with its widescreen-capable displayShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/26-Mar-07

How to rationalize duplicates across 11 drives -- With thousands of duplicated photos on 11 hard drives, where does one begin to cull the dupes? (9 messages) UK Mac ads -- The UK versions of Apple's Get a Mac ads use two actors who not only complement each other, but also bring a little edge to the Mac/PC relationshipShow full article

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