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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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Leopard Slated for October 26th?

So when is Apple going to ship Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard? Adam delves back into the TidBITS archives and Apple's press release library to determine exactly when previous versions of Mac OS X were announced and released, and then he puts it all together to declare that the most likely date is...Show full article

Battery Update 1.3 Addresses MacBook Pro Power

Battery Update 1.3 improves performance of batteries for 15-inch MacBook Pro portables by updating their firmware.Show full article

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Recent updates to both Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion failed to excite me, but only because they've become so routine.Show full article

Radioshift TiVos Internet Radio

Did podcasting kill the radio star? No, it has merely been resting, and thanks to Rogue Amoeba's new Radioshift, which brings TiVo-like capabilities to Internet radio (and even AM/FM stations when coupled with a RadioShark), radio's star is once again rising.Show full article

Cook from Your Mac: 10 Recipe Tools Compared

The first thing computers were supposed to do in the home was help keep recipe databases. Although putting a Mac in a messy kitchen may not be the smartest thing for the health of the Mac, numerous recipe tracking programs have appeared over the years. In this overview, Andy Affleck compares 10 contenders. Read on to find out which tool will work for your gourmet or nutritional needs!Show full article

Take Control News: New iPods Covered in Updated Take Control Ebook

We're pleased to announce a free update to "Take Control of Your iPod: Beyond the Music" 2.0.1, just a month after Apple released the new iPod nano, iPod classic, and iPod touch.Show full article

Take Control News: All About 802.11n AirPort Extreme Networking

Glenn Fleishman has forgotten more about Wi-Fi than most people know, but luckily he wrote it all down in a pair of Take Control ebooks first. Both "Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Extreme Network" and "Take Control of Your Wi-Fi Security" have now been updated with the very latest information from the wireless world, and even better, both are free updates for our loyal readers. Can we grab a nap now?Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/08-Oct-07

Readers this week are talking about reviving bricked iPhones, troubleshooting Internet connections and Radioshift, and learning a short history of the Web hosting business, among other topics. Join the discussions!Show full article

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