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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/30-Apr-07

Everybody Sync now -- Michael E. Cohen's article about SyncTogether brings up a question: is it possible to sync two computers completely (or one user account on multiple computers)? (3 messages) Problems after Security Update 2007-004 -- A reader runs into AirPort connection problems after running the latest security update, and others are there to help

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Take Control News/30-Apr-07

Extend the iPod's Capabilities with Advice in New Book -- Much has happened in the iPod world of late, so if you haven't been keeping up on the many things you can do with your iPod other than play music, check out the second edition of "Take Control of Your iPod: Beyond the Music," by Steve Sande

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Wanted: Dutch Translators

Last quarter Apple saw strong Mac sales growth in Europe, which (among oodles of other things, I'm sure) means that there are more Dutch-speaking Mac users than ever before

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Security Update 2007-004 Released

Apple has released Security Update 2007-004, which fixes a wide variety of obscure security holes and includes new versions of several open source components of Mac OS X, including fetchmail and ftpd

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DealBITS Drawing: DoorStop X Security Suite

Despite the CanSecWest exploit (see "Money Meets Mouth on Mac Exploits," 2007-04-23), Macs have proven remarkably secure in comparison with the myriad problems that afflict Windows

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-Apr-07

iRemote -- An Apple patent filing indicates that the iPhone (or other mobile phone) can be used to control software such as iTunes. Hmmm... (1 message) Apple Store Traffic -- If you're still undecided about Apple's retail store experiment, go hang out at an Apple Store for a while; boxes seem to exit at a brisk clip, according to readers

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TidBITS Turns 17

Today marks the 17th anniversary of TidBITS, which we've published continuously since 1990. On previous anniversaries, I've written about our accomplishments, our goals, lessons we've learned, and more

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/16-Apr-07

Leopard delayed until October -- What are people's thoughts about Apple's delay in getting Leopard out the door? (35 messages) Google calendar/OSX contextual menu -- An update to Google's Gmail Notifier adds a contextual menu item for Google Calendar

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/09-Apr-07

SpotDJ -- Readers test out SpotDJ, a service for recording and sharing your own radio spots that Adam wrote about recently. (3 messages) Digital watermarks -- How difficult is it to circumvent a digital watermark, such as those that could be embedded within digital music files

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Adam & Tonya Talk About Book Publishing in MacNotables

Adam & Tonya Talk About Book Publishing in MacNotables -- Tonya and I had another interesting discussion with Chuck Joiner on our MacNotables podcast last week - about what it's like to package a printed book

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Adam & Tonya Engst Honored in MacTech 25

Due no doubt in part to the votes cast by TidBITS and Take Control readers, we were pleased to see that not just Adam, but also Tonya, were included in the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community

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Adam & Tonya Discuss Working Together on MacNotables

Adam & Tonya Discuss Working Together on MacNotables -- In the most recent episode of our group MacNotables podcast, we did something a little different