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Set Password Activation Time in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, you can now set an amount of time after your Mac goes to sleep or engages the screen saver before it requires a password to log back on. In Leopard, the option was simply to require the password or not. Choose among several increments, between 5 seconds and 4 hours, from System Preferences > Security.

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Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave Until June

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in email to company employees that his health situation is more complex than he thought, and he will avoid day-to-day operations until June, while still making major decisions.Show full article

Protect Yourself From the Safari RSS Vulnerability

A new vulnerability in Safari could reveal your files, stored passwords, and other private information. While the details are still secret, here's how to protect yourself.Show full article

A Request for Tristan's 10th Birthday

Adam and Tonya's son Tristan is now 10 years old, and to continue the tradition begun when he was born, Adam is hoping that you'll send Tristan email describing the world as you see it.Show full article

Talking Moose Joins Twitter

Remember the Talking Moose? He's back... on Twitter.Show full article

Caffeine Helps Video-Playing Macs Stay Awake

Keep your Mac awake with a useful utility that temporarily disables normal power-saving measures while you're watching Web-based video.Show full article

Macworld Expo 2009 for Photographers

Photographers had plenty of products to tempt their eyes and wallets at this year's Macworld Expo. Jeff Carlson looks at some items that made an impression.Show full article

Converting from Now Up-to-Date to iCal and BusySync

After many years of relying on Now Up-to-Date, Adam and Tonya make the jump to using iCal, bolstered by the syncing capabilities of BusySync. The process is not a simple one, though, and although the new capabilities are welcome, iCal presents some annoyances as well.Show full article

Easy Now Up-to-Date to iCal Imports

Want to switch from Now Up-to-Date to iCal but scared about the amount of work in transferring all your existing events? Help is now at hand from the free NUD to iCal utility from BusyMac.Show full article

Incase Power Slider for iPhone 3G Reviewed

Heads up, iPhone road warriors! If you're unhappy with your iPhone 3G's battery life, there's a new solution - the Incase Power Slider case - that will radically improve the length of time you can use your iPhone without forcing you to carry a separate gadget.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 19-Jan-09

Notable software releases this week include Script Debugger 4.5.2 and Cyberduck 3.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 19-Jan-09

Read on for a collection of links to a collection of Adam's appearances elsewhere on the Internet, along with news of an interesting Apple patent and a nasty Seagate drive bug.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 19-Jan-09

This week's discussions still focus on news from Macworld Expo, including what the future holds for the show now that Apple is out, as well as products like an Apple Kindle that were not announced but hoped for. Looking ahead, this month is the 25th anniversary of the Mac; what will Apple do, if anything? Readers also discuss being solicited for feedback from the company, the recent Safari RSS vulnerability, and setting QuickTime movies to play outside of the browser.Show full article

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