If you find yourself needing to rename lots of files, enter this week's DealBITS Drawing for a copy of Sonora Graphics' Name Munger, which provides a nice graphical interface to the task.
Until Mac OS X 10.5's screen sharing becomes available, check out Yugma for free Web conferencing that works in Mac, Windows, and Linux.
The free Teleport utility enables you to control multiple networked Macs from a single keyboard and mouse. It's very cool, and worth using for anyone who wants to use multiple Macs at the same time.
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac has been updated yet again to block potential security issues.
If you've been longing for the clicky sound of the keyboards of yesteryear, this $5 utility will provide it on any modern keyboard.
Two problems to watch out for with iPhone bills: they can be too big (too many pages) and too big (too much money). Read on to see how to solve both issues.
The open source Sparkle framework lets developers add self-updating capabilities to any Cocoa applications quickly and easily... and if you're not a developer, you can encourage the developers of your favorite programmers to make your life easier in the future with Sparkle.
Several different products make it easy to work with bare hard drive mechanisms for backup, troubleshooting, or disk recovery.
Does the Safe Sleep feature of modern Mac laptops protect you from data loss... or does it just cause unnecessary aggravation?
Long-standing publications like TidBITS face the problem of an ever-evolving audience. After all, most of you have been using Macs (and reading TidBITS) for years, and we use that fact when writing to tailor our choice of articles and our assumptions of what you already know
Apple has released MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.3, which "fixes a display issue on 2.2/2.4 GHz 15-inch MacBook Pro models," according to the minimal text on Apple's download page
Microsoft has released Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.6 Update, which addresses vulnerabilities in Excel and fixes a bug in Entourage. In Excel, an attacker could "overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code," according to Microsoft
Unsatisfied with your identity in Mac OS X? Bothered that the person being asked to provide an administrator password isn't really you? You can always open the Accounts pane of System Preferences and change the Name field that holds your full name
The costs of extending your iPhone's warranty, replacing its battery, and having it otherwise repaired are now available. I mistakenly wrote last week in "My First Days with the iPhone" (2007-07-02) that Apple hadn't yet provided details on its AppleCare plan; in fact, those were apparently available for at least a day on the Apple Store's ordering page for the iPhone (click the Warranty button in the bottom right)
If you installed Mac OS X 10.4.10 before 02-Jul-07, you probably got version 1.0 of the update, which caused some Intel-based Macs with external speakers to experience "popping" sounds