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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/20-Aug-07

Plastic bags vs Canvas Bags — An off-topic comment in another thread starts a discussion of how plastic bags are harmful to the environment. (20 messages)

56Kbps modem options for MacBook Pros — Now that Apple no longer builds modems into its machines, does the Apple Modem perform well enough, or are there other options? (7 messages)

Music composition for the music illiterate — A musical goober (and friend of TidBITS) wants to create a ringtone; can GarageBand do what he wants? (4 messages)

DVD to iMovie? Readers suggest options for capturing footage from Hi8 tapes to DVDs and then to iMovie. (7 messages)

Replacing Microsoft Office with iWork ’08 — Apple’s new production suite looks to be a more serious contender to Microsoft Office, but does it stack up as a replacement? The lack of Visual Basic in the next version of Office could be a deciding factor. (34 messages)

iPhoto ’08 and shared galleries — In anticipation of buying iLife ’08, a reader asks about the Web gallery features in the new iPhoto ’08. (3 messages)

Safe Sleep Revisited — Joe Kissell’s ongoing look at the Safe Sleep feature of Mac laptops brings up a minor scripting correction and clarification on when the computer is actually going to sleep. (3 messages)

iPhone Billing and International Issues — A reader gives his first-hand account of being charged for international data usage: $1,700! (6 messages)

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