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Set Time Zone Automatically in Snow Leopard

Frequent travelers may be interested to know that in Snow Leopard your time zone can now be set automatically by bringing up the Date & Time preference pane, clicking the Time Zone view, and selecting Set Time Zone Automatically. A progress spinner appears while Snow Leopard sends off information about the Wi-Fi signals in your vicinity and receives location data back.

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Coinstar Machines Turn Change into iTunes Credit

Turn loose change into songs and apps from the iTunes Store via a Coinstar machine.Show full article

Google Earth's Virtual Prado Museum

Spain's Prado Museum is home to a world-class collection of art, and now Google Earth's Prado Museum is offering 14 of its masterpieces on loan, to you!Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of MathMagic 6

If you need to create mathematical equations, check out this week's DealBITS drawing for a chance to win a copy of the MathMagic Personal Edition equation editor.Show full article

Gmail Gets Offline Access with Gears

Been avoiding Google's Gmail because of the requirement that you be online at all times when using it? That's no longer necessary, thanks to offline access provided by the just-released Google Gears support for Gmail.Show full article

Log In to Me

During a bout of insomnia, Joe Kissell cleverly slid his MobileMe email address into a song recorded ten years ago.Show full article

Minimize Desktop Distractions

Ever find yourself distracted by your own Mac, with windows from your Web browser or sounds generated by incoming mail preventing you from getting down to your real work? Doug McLean set out to find some programs that can help you focus on what's important.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 02-Feb-09

Notable software releases this week include PersonalBrain 5.0.2, Typinator 3.4, iPhone 2.2.1 Software Update, Apple's iLife Media Browser Update, iDVD 7.0.3, HoudahSpot 2.4, and SpamSieve 2.7.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 02-Feb-09

Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting articles found or written by the TidBITS staff elsewhere on the Web this week.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 02-Feb-09

Readers are busy trying out the new iLife '09 and configuring hard drives, based on this week's TidBITS Talk discussions. Also touched upon are opinions of Apple's best and worst Macs and related products, connecting devices using HDMI and DVI cables, online security following news of infected illegal downloads, and more.Show full article

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