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Security Update 2009-004 DNS Patch Applies to Few Systems

We've written so much about flaws in DNS that you might worry you need to apply Apple's latest security patch post-haste. Don't get anxious unless you're a system admin or handy with the command line.Show full article

Matte Screen Option Returns to 15-inch MacBook Pro

Nearly a year since Apple enraged some customers by moving the entire unibody MacBook lineup to glossy displays, the company has relented and quietly brought back the matte screen option to the 15-inch model.Show full article

Outlook for Mac Due with 2010 Office Release

Microsoft has announced that a completely new Outlook for Mac will replace Entourage in about a year, but until then, the just-released Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition provides enhanced Exchange support. Also, as of 15-Sep-09, Microsoft is dropping from three editions of Office 2008 down to two.Show full article

CrashPlan Central Slashes Hosted Backup Pricing

CrashPlan has revised its pricing for online backups to offer unlimited storage for an unlimited number of family computers for $100 per year, far below its competitors.Show full article

Top Ten Apple T-Shirts

Looking for a way to display your love for Apple in the hot summer sun? Doug McLean takes a look at his top ten favorite Apple t-shirts.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17-Aug-09

Notable software releases this week include Default Folder X 4.3, PCalc 3.5, AirPort Client Update for MacBook and MacBook Pro, PDFpen 4.2, Safari 4.0.3, Cocktail 4.4.1, SubEthaEdit 3.5, and Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 17-Aug-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 17-Aug-09

A lot of questions and answers dominate this week's TidBITS Talk discussions. Readers are curious about which notes people keep on their iPhone or iPod touch devices; wonder whether Leopard will run acceptably on old Mac hardware; seek advice on keeping iPhone SMS and phone logs on the Mac; and ponder the value of paying for the highest-speed MacBook Pro processor. Also this week, people discuss Apple's upgrade pricing and licensing terms, getting out of an AT&T contract when moving to another country, and troubleshoot problems with LetterRip and with older AirPort hardware.Show full article

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