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AirPort Update Extends Time Capsule, Adds AirDisk Support

A new firmware update and associated software for Leopard enables an archive option for the internal Time Capsule drive and allows Time Machine backups to drives connected via USB to AirPort Extreme Base Stations.Show full article

Adobe Ships Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac OS X

Photoshop Elements 6 provides full-featured photo-editing for those who want more than iPhoto but who aren't up to learning the complexities of Photoshop.Show full article

iPhone the Hot Ticket Item in... Syria?

You may not be able to buy an iPhone legally throughout much of the world yet, but that's not stopping people in all sorts of countries.Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 25% on IPNetMonitorX

If you weren't among our lucky winners, you can still pick up a copy of IPNetMonitorX for only $45 through 03-Apr-08 with the special DealBITS discount.Show full article

Discussing the Importance of the iPhone SDK on MacNotables

Tune into this two-part MacNotables podcast to hear more about the iPhone SDK announcement, including the business model, the positive initial response from developers, the enterprise aspects of the announcement, and more.Show full article

Watch Adam's Hacking the Press Talk from C4

If you've ever wondered about the best ways for software to get coverage in the Mac press, check out the video of Adam's "Hacking the Press" talk from the C4 developer conference.Show full article

Safari 3.1 Enhances Performance and Web Standards Support

Apple has released Safari 3.1, boasting about blazing performance and crowing about best-of-class Web standards support. Will it change your world, or is it just another step in Web browser evolution?Show full article

The Internet Organizes Itself: Here Comes Everybody

What happens when hundreds of millions of people come together online? Politicians fall from grace, businesses form out of nowhere, and people have new ways to share popular - and unpopular - interests, hobbies, and physical behaviors. In "Here Comes Everybody," Internet social commentator Clay Shirky examines the lot.Show full article

Why Do Simple Updates Require Big Downloads?

We asked programmer Michael Ash why incremental software updates are so large - won't differential patchers work? Not so much, he explains.Show full article

Verifying Web Links in PDF Files

You're faced with a PDF file containing oodles of Web links. How do you verify that they're valid without clicking each one individually? Adam shares the process he's developed to check all the links in Take Control ebooks, and while it might not be exactly what you need, it should get you thinking about how to automate the task.Show full article

Should Mac Users Run Antivirus Software?

Antivirus software may not be the answer for most Mac users, but some of you will need it, and all of you should follow these security precautions to reduce your chance of becoming infected by malicious software.Show full article

Take Control News: Produce Professional-Looking Sites with iWeb

Our latest ebook looks in depth at Apple's iWeb '08 - check it out if you've been confused by iWeb's features or unhappy with your results.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24-Mar-08

Notable updates so far this week include Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil (and Audio Hijack Pro and Nicecast), Apple's Security Update 2008-002, SmileOnMyMac's PDFpen, Dejal Narrator, BeLight's Disc Cover, Toast 9 Titanium from Roxio, 1Password from Agile Web Solutions, Geophoto from Ovolab, and Apple's Time Machine and Airport Updates.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/24-Mar-08

This week's TidBITS discussions look at recent articles (running antivirus software and upgrading Ethernet networks) as well as making Time Machine backups over a network, finding a replacement for AppleWorks, resurrecting an old G3 iMac, mapping file types to applications in the Finder, putting one's body before a MacBook Air in harm's way, and more.Show full article

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