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Apple Releases 802.11n AirPort Express

Apple has revised the $99 AirPort Express Wi-Fi base station to use 802.11n, the fastest wireless networking flavor now available, including support for both frequency bands.Show full article

AT&T Offers Unlimited Voice Use iPhone Plan

iPhone owners can get an unlimited voice usage plan, although that plan wasn't posted on Apple's site for over two weeks after AT&T's announcement of such services.Show full article

Apple Releases Updated AirPort Utility for Tiger, Leopard, Windows

Apple pushes out AirPort Utility 5.3.1, an update, but also the first time Tiger and Windows uses can simply download and install this refresh AirPort administration tool that first shipped last year.Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of IPNetMonitorX

If you're faced with networking questions about the speed of your connection, what services might be active on your Mac without your knowledge, and more, turn to IPNetMonitorX from Sustainable Softworks for the answers. Enter to win a free copy this week!Show full article

Updated Paste Plain Text AppleScript for Word 2008

A new and improved version of Joe's Paste Plain Text AppleScript is shorter, more elegant, and less likely to result in the wrong font being used.Show full article

SmartSleep Solves Safe Sleep Situation

If you're unhappy with the way your Mac laptop handles sleep mode, you no longer need a command-line script to change it. This new preference pane makes it easy to tailor sleep settings to your liking.Show full article

Automating Text-to-Speech Video Narration

We mistakenly identified the narrator of an Aperture 2.0.1 instruction video as Victoria, one of the voices available in Mac OS X's text-to-speech options. Apple's Sal Soghoian introduces us to the real voice, Lucy, and shows how to automate the use of text-to-speech voices in presentations.Show full article

Vista Woes Aired in Internal Microsoft Email

Be careful what you put in email, my mother always said, because it could end up on the front page of the New York Times. Clearly, Microsoft wasn't listening to my mother (even though one high-ranking Microsoft executive had the opportunity).Show full article

Take Control News: Updated Help for Switching to the Mac

Tired of helping the huddled masses switch from Windows to the Mac? Help is here in the form of a significantly updated "Take Control of Switching to the Mac," by Scott Knaster.Show full article

Important Updates Released for Office 2008 and 2004

Microsoft has released a major update to Office 2008, fixing a wide variety of bugs in all the different applications, and closing a security vulnerability in Excel. Simultaneously, the company released a security update to Office 2004 to address the Excel vulnerability and another one.Show full article

Bedding Down with a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is the sleekest Mac yet, making it ideal for use in bed, but does it meet the needs of a mobile professional? Angus Wong isn't giving up his MacBook Pro just yet.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17-Mar-08

Notable updates this week include Things, SubEthaEdit, PopChar, WireTap Studio, ScreenFlow, Enclose, Parallels Server, and The Missing Sync for Palm OS. Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/17-Mar-08

Is Apple field-testing possible replacements for Steve Jobs? Can an iPod touch replace a Palm organizer? TidBITS Talk readers look into these questions as well as queries about using 802.11a wireless networking, configuring Cisco VPN settings, cooling an overheated Mac Pro, sending email from the iPhone, using voices for text-to-speech, and verifying a boot volume in Disk Utility.Show full article

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