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DealBITS Discount: Save 20% on Name Munger

If you weren't among our winners of Sonora Graphics' Name Munger utility, you can still save 20 percent through 26-Sep-07.

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The Ghost in My FileVault

What do you do when gremlins infest your FileVault... and you're many timezones away from home and your backups? Security consultant Rich Mogull shares what it's like to eat your own encrypted dogfood while on the road.

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DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of Name Munger

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.

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Yugma Provides Free Web Conferencing

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.

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Tools We Use: Teleport

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.

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Office 2004 11.3.7 Blocks Malicious Memories

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac has been updated yet again to block potential security issues.

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The Subliminal Snap of Keyclick

If you've been longing for the clicky sound of the keyboards of yesteryear, this $5 utility will provide it on any modern keyboard.

Jorg Brown No comments

iPhone Billing and International Issues

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.

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Sparkle Improves Application Update Experience

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.

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Accessing Bare Hard Drives

Several different products make it easy to work with bare hard drive mechanisms for backup, troubleshooting, or disk recovery.

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Stewing Over Safe Sleep

Does the Safe Sleep feature of modern Mac laptops protect you from data loss... or does it just cause unnecessary aggravation?

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MyFirstMac: Help For Mac Newbies

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

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MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.3 Released

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

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Microsoft Office 2004 11.3.6 Addresses Security Issues

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

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ChangeShortName Simplifies Name Changing

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