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Schedule Fetch to Work Automatically

Although Fetch doesn't have a built-in scheduler, you can use iCal along with Fetch's Mirror command or Automator support to automatically upload or download files at a specified time. To find out how...

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Back to My Mac Leads to Recovery of Stolen Mac

Curses, foiled by Back to My Mac, I say, twirling my moustaches! Two men are arrested for theft after a stolen laptop with Back to My Mac enabled the computer's owner to take pictures of the alleged burglars.Show full article

Extend the Functionality of Canon Point-and-Shoot Cameras

If you have a Canon point-and-shoot digital camera, you may be able to increase its capabilities with the Canon Hacker's Development Kit. Best of all, it doesn't alter your camera permanently, so there's no downside in trying it.Show full article

iPhone Roundup: AT&T Wi-Fi, Out of Stock, International Carriers

The iPhone has had a busy but passive couple of weeks. Wi-Fi in the U.S.? Free! Gone! Back! Away! Apple runs out of stock, fueling rumors about the 3G iPhone. And Apple signs deals to bring the iPhone to about 2 billion more people.Show full article

OmniFocus Willing, But Not Quite Ready, To Help Get Things Done

OmniFocus is the best Macintosh expression of the Getting Things Done life-management technique Matt Neuburg has ever used. More than once, it has extricated him from a logjam of pending tasks. So why does he feel that it's not quite ready for prime time?Show full article

Digital Rights Misery: When Technology Is Designed to Fail

While attending CES last January, roving correspondent Jeff Porten realizes just how broken technology has become in the name of protecting intellectual property, causing him to ponder the societal costs of such a dependence on technology that is designed to fail.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 12-May-08

Notable software releases this week include DocHaven 2.0.5, Caboodle 1.1.4, Opal 1.2, CopyPaste Pro 1.0, Fusion 2.0 Beta 1, Freeway 5.1, Quay 1.1, FoxTrot Professional Search and Personal Search 2.0b3, Comic Life Magiq 1.0, MacGourmet 2.3, and Parallels Desktop Build 5600.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/12-May-08

In this week's discussions, readers post questions about mixing wireless network protocols and getting ManOpen to run under Leopard, and talk about the recent incident where a woman recovered her stolen laptop thanks to Back to My Mac.Show full article

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