Skip to content
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of everything Apple for 32 years
and the TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 09-Mar-09

Safari’s 3.x RSS Database3 file corruption problems — A corrupted RSS feed may be the cause of problems reading news in Safari; checking against an online feed validator can help identify the culprit. (3 messages)

Kindle 2 Improves Design, Not Features — Does the Kindle’s new text-to-speech feature pose a threat to audiobooks? Readers respond to Glenn’s article. (5 messages)

Time Machine vs. Retrospect — Both backup approaches have their pros and cons, both of which get the full TidBITS Talk treatment. (42 messages)

Cheap, Small Netbooks — Is buying a netbook worth living with its limitations? For people who value small size and low price, the answer is yes. (17 messages)

Why the Kindle 2 Should Speak When Permitted To — Readers continue to debate the Kindle’s text-to-speech feature, and whether authors should have any say in the matter. (38 messages)

Time Machine vs. Retrospect (and Stolen Laptop Redux) — The discussion of backing up data turns to offsite, Internet backups. (2 messages)

AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule: Like Two Base Stations in One — Is the price difference between the low and high end Time Capsule models inflated? (7 messages)

Binding AppleScript to a hotkey in Mail — It’s possible to create a key combination that runs an AppleScript script in Mail, but other third-party options are also available. (4 messages)

H.264 Decoding in New Macs — The graphics processors in Apple’s newest machines greatly increase the performance of H.264 video encoding. (2 messages)

Amazon Releases Kindle Software for iPhone — Readers discuss Amazon’s move to let iPhone and iPod touch owners buy and read electronic books using its Kindle software. (4 messages)

AirPort Utility Update May Be Problematic — The TidBITS Talk community pitches in to help diagnose a problem with the latest AirPort Utility software. (14 messages)

Subscribe today so you don’t miss any TidBITS articles!

Every week you’ll get tech tips, in-depth reviews, and insightful news analysis for discerning Apple users. For over 31 years, we’ve published professional, member-supported tech journalism that makes you smarter.

Registration confirmation will be emailed to you.