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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/17-Sep-07

Aircard to Airport for Wireless I-Net — A reader seeks advice on how to use an Aircard (a cellular Internet gateway) to provide Internet access to other machines on the network. (3 messages)

Solar Software — Does Mac software exist to monitor power output from solar panel arrays? (1 message)

Forgotten admin password – no OS X CD — How do you reset a Mac’s administrator password if you don’t have a Mac OS X install disc? (8 messages)

Monitor for MacBookPro Intel — A reader seeks help for an external display that’s not showing everything onscreen that he expects. (5 messages)

Redirecting Apple Mail — How do you redirect email from Apple Mail to a Yahoo Mail account, and can it be automated with Mail rules? (2 messages)

iPhone Radio Interference — Why do some GSM phones cause interference with radio signals and speakers? Hint: it’s not limited to the iPhone. (9 messages)

Choosing Mac-Compatible Skype Hardware — After Joe Kissell documented his efforts to find a headset that worked with Skype, other readers chime in with their findings. (2 messages)

Can you live just with a laptop computer? A reader is considering getting rid of his desktop Mac and using a MacBook Pro as his sole machine. What advantages and limitations is he likely to encounter? (46 messages)

Efficacy of T-Mobile [email protected] — A reader wonders about the utility of T-Mobile’s hardware for using Wi-Fi calling at home and cellular connections elsewhere. (3 messages)

Ringtones for iPhone — Apple is now offering ringtones for the iPhone via iTunes. Surely there must be a better way to create your own ringtones without feeling ripped off. (12 messages)

Ads on the Internet — Debate over ad placement in the new TidBITS Web site leads to discussion of the economics of running a Web site and Internet service provider. (2 messages)

Handsfree iPhone Call Leads to Ticket — Using the earbuds that come with the iPhone (which double as a handsfree microphone) is apparently illegal in many states, because you can’t drive with both ears covered. (19 messages)

Making Ringtones using only iTunes (not for the iPhone) — Do you want to use song snippets on a phone other than an iPhone for ringtones? Here’s a way to do it in iTunes. (2 messages)

One more Eudora question: importing address book — Has anyone successfully transferred a Eudora address book under Windows to Eudora for Mac? (2 messages)

Ethics of hacktivating an iPhone — A program lets you activate an iPhone without having to commit to a two-year contract. Is this ethical? (3 messages)

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