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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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Apple Ranked Top Brand Worldwide

Readers of the Brandchannel.com Web site rank Apple as the top brand in numerous categories, including "Which brand inspires you the most?" Hopefully our Cupertino comrades won't let it go to their heads.Show full article

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.1 Released

Bombich Software has updated Carbon Copy Cloner, adding a few welcome features and fixing some bugs in the popular disk cloning, synchronization, and backup software.Show full article

Apple Becomes First Victim in Hacking Contest

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Aperture 2.1 Adds Plug-in Capability to Edit Photos

Apple has released Aperture 2.1, which features an architecture that enables developers to create plug-ins for editing images. One plug-in, Dodge & Burn, is included with the update.Show full article

Photoshop Express Offers Free Photo Editing on the Web

Adobe has made public a beta of Photoshop Express, a Web-based service that brings photo editing to your Web browser.Show full article

First Kindly Impressions about My Kindle

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Switch Your Network to Gigabit Ethernet

If copying large files and backing up via Time Machine take longer than you'd like across Ethernet, one solution may be to upgrade your network to gigabit Ethernet. Adam explains how he more than doubled the performance of his network for minimal cost, providing all the background you need to do the same for your network.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 31-Mar-08

Interesting updates so far this week include SOHO Organizer 7.0, SOHO Notes 7.0, MailTags 2.2, Moneydance 2008, Freeway 5, and a variety of highly specific updates from Apple.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/31-Mar-08

This week's TidBITS Talk discussions focus on making backups using Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner, synchronizing data among devices, Web standards and Internet Explorer 8, playing slideshows easily, and more.Show full article

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