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No Email Issue 25-May-09 for Memorial Day

We're taking a brief break from building an email issue of TidBITS next week in honor of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, so look for the next issue in your mailbox on 01-Jun-09.Show full article

MacSpeech Dictate 1.5 Adds Vocabulary Editor

The first paid update to MacSpeech Dictate brings improved accuracy, interface tweaks, improved documentation, and, most notably, a vocabulary editor.Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 30% on SuperSync

See who won copies of SuperSync and save 30 percent on SuperSync for a limited time.Show full article

Apple Unveils Mac OS X 10.5.7 and Safari Updates

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.5.7, a bug and security fix update that touches on several areas of Leopard and Leopard Server. Also posted were updates to Safari and Security Update 2009-02 for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Tiger Server.Show full article

iPhone Gets Short End of SlingPlayer Stick

Nearly a year after we got to see a working proof-of-concept app, Apple has finally let SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch into the App Store. The long-awaited handheld app from Sling Media allows Slingbox owners to enjoy whatever's on their television, but only via Wi-Fi, not on cellular networks such as AT&T's 3G network.Show full article

Restoring Mac OS 9 Desktop Click Behavior

After all these years of using Mac OS X, Adam still clicks on the Desktop and subconsciously expects Finder windows to come to the front. After a plea to the Twitterverse, he has several ways of making this happen.Show full article

GPS Accuracy Could Start Dropping in 2010

A U.S. Government Accountability Office report raises concerns about the Air Force's ability to modernize and maintain the constellation of satellites necessary to provide GPS services to military and civilian users.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18-May-09

Notable software releases this week include Maperture Pro 1.2, Smart Scroll 3.0, Adobe Reader 9.1.1, Acrobat Pro and Standard 9.1.1, and Things 1.1.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 18-May-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 18-May-09

This week's discussions touch on several topics: setting up a VPN for a small business, using multiple keychains in Mac OS X, rotating a display using Nvidia graphics processors, bringing Finder windows to the front when the Desktop is clicked, the accuracy of GPS, upgrading to the latest version of Leopard, and a crashing problem on older eMacs.Show full article

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