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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/07-Jan-08

Word 2004 Crashing Bug Squashed — After applying the latest Microsoft Office update, some of the applications themselves aren’t actually updated; you need to check the versions of the Office components. (5 messages)

Recovery from Disk Utility Erase — What tools will work to recover a drive that was accidentally erased using Disk Utility? (5 messages)

QuickTime 7.3.1 Fixes RTSP Vulnerability — When trying to download the latest version of QuickTime, a reader finds that Apple is trying to be too smart: he can’t grab the Mac version from a Windows browser. (4 messages)

Open source replacement for Text Expander, Typeit4me and Typinator… For someone who works on multiple computers throughout the day, would an open-source version of these powerful auto-complete programs be a good solution? (3 messages)

Think Secret Shuts Down in Wake of Apple Settlement — A reader speculates that Apple may have bought out Think Secret in order to end the lawsuit between the two parties. (1 message)

Digital voice recorder that works with the Mac — With several USB voice recorders available, which of them easily transfer the digital audio to the Mac? (9 messages)

Wake Up, Little Keyboard — Running a recent update seems to have messed up other components of Mac OS X for some people. (2 messages)

Books for a new user — Did the holidays bring a new Mac to you or someone you know? Readers share their suggestions for books that a new user would find helpful. (6 messages)

Library Donations — Where does money raised by libraries go? (Not exactly a Mac-related thread, but interesting for the book-minded people on this list!) (5 messages)

Powerpoint from Office Vx crashes under Leopard — Could corrupted fonts be the source of trouble with PowerPoint under Leopard? (3 messages)

[ANN] The Entourage Help Blog: Entourage and Time Machine — Readers discuss the merits and shortcomings of how Entourage stores all of its data in one large database file. (25 messages)

Permissions repair — Some people are having trouble with permissions under Mac OS X 10.5, with several possible fixes mentioned. (6 messages)

Buy Office Mac test drive by Jan 14 to get upgrade? In anticipation of the release of Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 next week, readers discuss the best ways to upgrade. (8 messages)

Conversions of a Twitter Revert — Glenn decided that he wanted to be productive or something, so he stopped checking his Twitter feed using Twitterific. Some readers agree with the move, while others still see value in Twitter. (4 messages)

Automator Help — A reader runs into what turns out to be a well-established bug in the new version of Automator. (2 messages)

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