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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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Apple Releases iWork '08 Update

Still running iWork '08? Apple has released maintenance updates for the now-obsolete productivity suite, though, as usual, it's not clear what has changed.Show full article

Read and Share Tips with TipBITS

We're finally making the public announcement of our new TipBITS feature, which provides lots of staff- and reader-contributed tips throughout our Web site.Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 50% on MathMagic Equation Editor

See who won copies of MathMagic Personal Edition and save 50 percent on any version of MathMagic.Show full article

Amazon Announces Kindle 2 Ebook Reader

In a much-anticipated announcement, Amazon has thrown back the curtains on the second-generation Kindle, refining the industrial design and improving some of the hardware specs, but not significantly improving the device's onscreen layout capabilities.Show full article

More Ebooks Available for the iPhone/iPod touch

A pair of announcements from Google and Safari Books Online, along with hints from Amazon, promise an ever-improving future for ebook reading on the iPhone and iPod touch.Show full article

Gmail Adds Move To and Label Menus to Toolbar

If you use Gmail, you may have noticed that the main toolbar has changed, adding a pair of menus and tweaking the button style. The changes don't add new features, but are instead aimed at making common actions easier to perform.Show full article

Google Earth 5.0 Adds Oceans, Mars, and Time Travel

If you haven't yet had the chance to check out Google Earth, version 5.0 offers some great reasons to do so, including 3D ocean floor terrains, historical imagery, and even the surface of Mars.Show full article

10 Secrets of iMovie '09

While starting work on the next edition of his book about iMovie, Jeff Carlson reveals 10 tips and new features in iMovie '09 that until now have escaped attention.Show full article

Dropbox: A Collaborator's Dream

David Weintraub takes a look at Dropbox, a file syncing and sharing utility ideally suited for people who need to collaborate on documents.Show full article

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

Notable software releases this week include Things 1.0.3, Firefox 3.0.6, GarageBand 5.0.1, PageSender 4.4, BBEdit 9.1.1, and Twitterrific 3.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 09-Feb-09

Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting things that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week, including xkcd on breaking strong encryption and several iPhone-related announcements from Google.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 09-Feb-09

This week's discussions cover a broad range of topics: backing up large hard disks, putting SATA drives in an Xserve SAS drive sled, proper terminology in Twitter, using an iPhone in Europe, the impending death of the Zune, and 10 secrets of iMovie '09.Show full article

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