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View Extra Bluetooth Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar to view a few additional items in the Bluetooth menu. Specifically, it enables you to open three utility applications: Bluetooth Explorer, Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility, and PacketLogger. These are likely of interest primarily to experts, but if you're having troubles with Bluetooth, the Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility in particular may be useful. (These tools are available only if you've installed Apple's Developer Tools.)

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Microsoft Releases Office 2008 Service Pack 2

Microsoft has released Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2 (12.2.0), adding speed enhancements, customer-requested features, and stability improvements, along with a new collaboration application.Show full article

Pondering the Mac and the Moon

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20th, 2009, Jeff Carlson can't help but notice a spirit of innovation shared by the engineers that took us to space and today's Apple.Show full article

iPhone 3GS Offers Enterprise-Class Security for Everyone

Rich Mogull explains how to configure your iPhone securely, and how to take advantage of the new hardware encryption in the iPhone 3GS.Show full article

Double Plus Ungoods: Amazon Unpublishes Orwell

When told that a publisher was distributing electronic versions of books by George Orwell without the rights, should Amazon have deleted them from Kindles without the permission of the Kindle owners? Probably not, but it's not as Orwellian as it seems at first. The company says it won't do it again.Show full article

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

Notable software releases this week include Firefox 3.5.1, TextExpander 2.6.3, iMovie '09 8.0.4, iTunes 8.2.1, QuicKeys 4, Quadro Mac OS X Driver Release 18.5.2, Hazel 2.3, and CheckUp 2.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 20-Jul-09

Read on for a collection of links to a few of 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-Jul-09

This week's TidBITS Talk discussions revolve heavily around the iPhone, including questionable unlocking services, securing one's data, the lack apps taking advantage of push notifications, and keeping track of accessories. Also covered this week are Google's Chrome OS, TidBITS issues being marked as spam, the return of the Oxford English Dictionary to the Mac, troubleshooting an ailing hard disk, iMac screen problems, and converting old Palm Desktop data.Show full article

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