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Apple Openly Pre-Announces Laptop Announcement

Apple seems to have embraced a form of openness in its invitation to media and analysts for a corporate campus event 14-Oct-08. "The spotlight turns to notebooks."Show full article

Take Control News: 50% Off Sale Ending Tuesday!

The 50 percent discount on all Take Control ebooks to celebrate our 5th anniversary runs through the end of the day on 14-Oct-08, so if you haven't taken advantage of it already, now's your chance.Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of PDFpen 4

Want a copy of SmileOnMyMac's useful PDF manipulation software PDFpen 4, which now has OCR capabilities and can import Word documents? Enter this week's DealBITS drawing!Show full article

MacBook Pro Repair Program Addresses Nvidia Flaws

Apple has instituted a repair program to fix MacBook Pro models that exhibit video problems due to faulty Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics cards.Show full article

EMC Releases MozyPro Backup for Business

Mozy (now part of EMC) has been, for a couple of years, one of the least-expensive ways to back up your Mac online. Now the service has expanded to include a version for businesses with additional features (and, naturally, higher prices).Show full article

Netflix Mac Support News and More

This week Netflix announced that it would offer Mac support for their popular Watch Instantly feature by the end of 2008. The announcement came on the heals of three other big Netflix-related news items. Here's a look at all four.Show full article

Apple Changes App Store Customer Review Policy

Find yourself using customer reviews to assist in your online shopping decisions? Ever wonder how reliable they are? Last week Apple announced a significant change to the way its App Store customers review products. Here we take a look at the change and what it means.Show full article

Tales of Customer Service in the PDF World

Adam compares the responses he gets when reporting serious bugs from a pair of companies that produce high-end PDF manipulation tools.Show full article

TidBITS Outage Causes Editors Outrage

An inexplicable error took us offline for a few hours Tuesday. We're back, mystified, and working to figure out what happened. How can a previously reliable system and two backups all fail? Show full article

Peering Inside a Mobile Phone Network

We seldom think about how our mobile phones actually work, but Rich Mogull pulls back the covers and peels away the jargon to explain why text messages work when voice calls are dropped, why your battery lasts longer in some places than in others, why you're not allowed to use phones on airplanes, why you can be notified of a voicemail message when your phone never rang, and more.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 13-Oct-08

Notable software releases so far this week include Apple's Security Update 2008-007, 1Password 2.9, Opera 9.6, and Radioshift 1.1.Show full article

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