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Joe Kissell No comments

Two Online Backup Services Announce Public Betas

In "Online Backup Options Expand" (2007-04-09), I mentioned two potentially promising online backup services - Mozy and Bandwagon - that were not quite ready for prime time

Michael E. Cohen No comments

Everybody Sync Now: SyncTogether Stands in for .Mac Sync

I'm a fan of Mark/Space's syncing products. The Missing Sync for Palm OS, for example, has made my wife's digital life much more pleasant now that she no longer has to deal with the not-always-reliable collaboration between Apple's iSync and Palm's HotSync conduit to get her Palm TX and her PowerBook G4 on the same page

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Money Meets Mouth on Mac Exploits

Two hackers were able to meet a challenge at CanSecWest by gaining access to one of two fully patched MacBook Pros (one 15-inch, one 17-inch). The computers were updated with the latest security release from Apple (Security Update 2007-004, released 2007-04-19)

Glenn Fleishman No comments

AirPort Extreme N Firmware 7.1 Update

Just days after we published "Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Extreme Network," Apple released an extremely minor firmware upgrade related to a pair of security issues with the AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n (Extreme N, as I call it)

Adam Engst No comments

FutureBITS: Sweet Batteries, Faster P2P, Nanofiber Displays

Predicting the future is a tricky thing, but as the late Macintosh writer Cary Lu once noted, all the technology we'll see in products in the next five years is being worked on in research labs today

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Step on a WEP Crack, Break Your Network’s Back

The oldest form of Wi-Fi network encryption, WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), is now truly, honestly, deeply dead. Yes, it was dead before, but now it's even more dead

Glenn Fleishman No comments

AirPort Extreme Updated

Missing from last week's Macworld Expo keynote address was Apple's one other announcement from the show. The company updated its AirPort Extreme Base Station with a Mac mini/Apple TV form factor and 802.11n networking - a new, not-yet-standardized form of faster wireless data networking

Adam Engst 2 comments

TidBITS AutoCorrect Dictionary Tips

Since I released the TidBITS AutoCorrect Dictionary for Eudora (see “An ATypoKill Eudora Hack” in TidBITS-546), several people submitted corrections that prompted me to do additional cleanup. So, if you download a new version of…

Kevin Savetz No comments

A Free Program for Control Freaks

[Editor's note: This article was updated 18-Nov-2007 to remove URLs that were out of date and directed users to inappropriate sites. For the latest on VNC and remote control software, consult TidBITS articles on Apple Remote Desktop, Timbuktu Pro, LogMeIn.com, and Leopard's Screen Sharing and Back to My Mac.] I walked into my office and was flabbergasted

Adam Engst No comments

Eudora Tips & Tricks

My latest book, Eudora for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press, ISBN 0-201-69663-0, $16.95) has just become available, and I thought I'd celebrate the event by passing on some of the information I learned in the process of writing the book

NetBITS Readers No comments

It’s “Jiff” and I Don’t Want to Hear Another Word

Logic may dictate the "g" in GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) is pronounced hard, like gift or gefilte fish, but that didn't stop dozens and dozens of readers from offering opinions, many of them hilarious.