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Set Password Activation Time in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, you can now set an amount of time after your Mac goes to sleep or engages the screen saver before it requires a password to log back on. In Leopard, the option was simply to require the password or not. Choose among several increments, between 5 seconds and 4 hours, from System Preferences > Security.

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Harry Potter and the iBooks Author

Apple’s iBooks Store now offers enhanced editions of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. A look inside reveals that the enhancements come courtesy of iBooks Author.

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