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Sound Different with Apple Soundtrack

Get into a Mac mood with Mike Soloman's Apple Soundtrack, a song composed entirely of Mac system sounds.Show full article

Leopard Screen Sharing Loses Hidden Features

The extra controls you could enable by entering command-line instructions for Leopard's Screen Sharing program have been sheared off in Mac OS X 10.5.5, Macworld's Rob Griffiths notes.Show full article

Yet Another Massive Mac Software Bundle

Although inexpensive bundles of Mac software have become all the rage, the inexplicably named "Parallels Green Computing Bundle" brings together some well-known applications from developers who haven't participated in previous promotions, all at a huge discount. Available through 30-Sep-08.Show full article

Adobe Announces Vast Creative Suite 4

In October 2008, Adobe will ship Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4), the latest in a long line of releases of its professional application suite. CS4 includes Photoshop CS4, InDesign CS4, Illustrator CS4, Dreamweaver CS4, Flash CS4 Professional, and more.Show full article

T-Mobile Introduces Branded Google Phone

Despite Google's assurances last year that the company wasn't introducing a GPhone, the G1 handset announced by T-Mobile using the search giant-sponsored Android smartphone platform has Google emblazoned on the back. The G1 could loosen Apple's grip on smartphones, but not quite yet.Show full article

Fix 5002 Error When Updating iPhone Apps

Getting error 5002 when you try to update your favorite sudoku or flashlight app? Never fear, since there's a simple fix for this App Store error.Show full article

Developers Could Turn Away from iPhone App Store

Apple continues to make terrible decisions about which apps may be sold in the App Store. If Apple isn't careful, developers might walk away - to Google Android or other platforms.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29-Sep-08

Notable software releases so far this week include Firefox 3.0.3, iPDA 4.2, Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2 and Java for Mac OS X 10.4 Release 7, ShareTool 1.2.3, WireTap Anywhere 1.0.2, Notebook 3.0, Art Text 2, PageSpinner 5.1, and PDFpen 4.0.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/29-Sep-08

TidBITS Talk readers this week tackle a wide variety of issues: backing up Time Capsule backups, using StuffIt Deluxe 2009 and opening password-protected archives, using the Genius sidebar in iTunes 8, replacing a Palm handheld with an iPod touch, the history of CDDB and Gracenote, and more.Show full article

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