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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/07-Mar-05

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Shared Database Solutions — When one reader’s organization starts feeling growing pains, what’s the best way to consolidate information to avoid having several databases on multiple machines? (9 messages)

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Delayed password disclosure technique — A new method of online authentication could help avoid stolen passwords on the Internet. (8 messages)

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Timbuktu 8.0 Finally Adds Encryption — Readers discuss Netopia’s latest version of its remote administration software, including the new Push Install capability to upgrade Timbuktu easily. (5 messages)

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Cleaning House in iTunes — Adam’s article about culling duplicates from his iTunes library prompt other solutions from other readers, including synchronizing multiple libraries and changing song information for several songs at once. (7 messages)

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Simple hosted CMS like Site Crossing — Readers suggest other company-hosted content management systems similar to Web Crossing Inc.’s new Site Crossing service. (16 messages)

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iPods Defeating Insomnia — Last week’s article about how Adam and Tonya fall asleep using their iPod struck a chord with a few people, including one who recommends a special pillow speaker, and another who explains the mechanism for how audio books can put you to sleep. (3 messages)

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Multiple iTMS authorizations — A couple of readers run into trouble when combining songs from the iTunes Music Store purchased under two different user accounts, while others don’t seem to be affected. (4 messages)

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Third-party DVD Burner — Suggestions are offered to someone looking to buy a non-Apple DVD burner, both internal and external models. (4 messages)

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SMTP server while travelling — When a reader relocates to Beijing, she runs into trouble sending email through her old SMTP server. TidBITS Talk to the rescue! (15 messages)

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