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Microsoft Office 2008 12.1.7 and 2004 11.5.4 Updates

Microsoft has updated Office 2008 and Office 2004, fixing a critical security issue in both versions and issuing a handful of undisclosed performance improvements.Show full article

Make Your iPhone or iPod touch an Audio Receiver

Ever wish you had access to all the audio you can play from your Mac even when you're trimming the hedge outside? Rogue Amoeba's latest app, Airfoil Speakers Touch, enables users to turn an iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless speaker.Show full article

Backblaze Publicly Launches Online Backup Service for Macs

The Backblaze online backup service, in private beta testing since September 2008, is now available to the general public - with new and highly appealing features.Show full article

Take Control News: Is Your Wireless Network Secure?

If you're concerned about the security of your wireless network, the latest version of "Take Control of Your Wi-Fi Security," by Glenn Fleishman and Adam Engst, has the real-world advice you need to set up the appropriate level of security for your needs and budget.Show full article

Five Tips for Reading Mac Security Stories

Worried about the latest Apple security story? Follow these five tips to find out if you're really at risk.Show full article

Navigating the Next Generation of Mac Twitter Apps

Unsatisfied with your current Twitter client, but overwhelmed by the number of options out there? Julio Ojeda-Zapata, tired of using Twitter from his Web browser, tries out three new Twitter applications for the Mac: Nambu, Lounge, and the just-released Tweetie. Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20-Apr-09

Notable software releases this week include Drive Genius 2.1.1, Server Admin Tools 10.5.6v1.1, iMovie 8.0.2, Aperture 2.1.3, and SpamSieve 2.7.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 20-Apr-09

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 for 20-Apr-09

This week's discussions revolve around setting up an FTP server, making a local backup of IMAP email, the security of Backblaze, the way iPhoto uses contact information for Faces, taking an iPhone from the United States to New Zealand, digitizing old analog audio tapes, replacing the old Pop Up Folders program, and solving a Mac OS 8.6 AppleScript problem.Show full article

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