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Apple Lists Top iTunes Downloads of 2008

The first year of the App Store was very good to game developers and flashlight utilities, but what about the rest of the iTunes Store?Show full article

Grey Lines Mar MacBook Air Displays

User discussion forums have been abuzz about grey lines that muddy the crispness of the displays of the recently updated MacBook Air. Here's a quick look at the issue, and what Apple appears to be doing about it.Show full article

DealBITS Winner for MacSpeech Dictate

In which we announce the winner of a copy of MacSpeech Dictate in last week's DealBITS drawing.Show full article

Apple Confirms Antivirus Software Is (Usually) Unnecessary

Apple inadvertently panicked Mac users this week by releasing an updated support article that recommended antivirus software and then pulling it after negative press reports. Rich Mogull confirms Apple's actual antivirus policy, lays out what happened, and explains why the average Mac user still doesn't need antivirus software.Show full article

Easier AT&T Wi-Fi Connections with Free iPhone Software

Easy Wi-Fi for AT&T lets you connect an iPhone with AT&T's hotspot network with a single tap - no more tedious SMS messages and Safari clicking.Show full article

Google Calendar Gains Official CalDAV Support

Google has officially announced support for the CalDAV protocol, which enables users to sync events from Apple's iCal with Google Calendar. Google also rolled out Calaboration, a setup program for iCal.Show full article

The Simpsons Takes Aim at Apple

Important breaking news: The Simpsons get an Apple Store.Show full article

Fix Your Clicks With Klicko

In the switch to Mac OS X, what's the worst change, overall, that Apple made to the interface? It's clickthrough. At long last, here's a utility that blocks it.Show full article

Are Safari's New Anti-Phishing Features Useful?

The recent Safari 3.2 update adds two often-requested security features, but do they really make you safer from online fraudsters? Security expert Rich Mogull takes Safari 3.2 on a phishing trip to find out.Show full article

Print Classy Discs with the Dymo DiscPainter

There are a variety of ways to label a recordable CD or DVD disc, but if you want attractive results with a quick turnaround, check out the Dymo DiscPainter, a compact printer dedicated to printing on special inkjet-printable discs.Show full article

TidBITS Gift Guide 2008

Readers have spoken, readers have voted, and we have the results in this year's TidBITS Gift Guide. Forget the stuff that jaded editors think you might want - these are the items that people really do want (or plan to give).Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 08-Dec-08

Notable software releases this week include BusySync 2.1.9, Bento 2.0v3, and QuickTime 7.5.7.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 08-Dec-08

Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/08-Dec-08

This week's discussions touch on printing CD labels, viewing Hulu.com content outside the United States, resizing Finder windows, problems with Bank of America's ShopSafe service, canceling ambient noise, encrypting data when a Mac is put to sleep, and streaming audio.Show full article

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