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No Email Issue on 31 May 2010 for Memorial Day

We're taking a brief break from building an email issue of TidBITS next week in honor of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, so look for the next issue in your mailbox on 7 June 2010.Show full article

MacBook Gains Performance Improvements, Longer Battery Life

Apple has quietly updated its low-end laptop, the 13-inch white MacBook, with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, faster Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics processor, and longer-lived battery.Show full article

Adobe Releases HTML5 and CSS3 Support for Dreamweaver CS5

Adobe has released an add-on pack with HTML5 and CSS3 support for the just-shipped Dreamweaver CS5, part of the new Creative Suite 5 set of applications.Show full article

Google Offers Secure Search Beta

Google is trying to counter waves of bad publicity about how it handles data and discloses its actions by offering a beta test of a secure Web site for search.Show full article

MaxRoam Offers micro-SIM for European 3G iPad Roaming

MaxRoam has a micro-SIM for the 3G iPad that lets you roam across Europe. But is MaxRoam cheaper than the competition? No, but it's more flexible.Show full article

Transcribe Recordings With MacSpeech Scribe

Remember those movies where the boss records into a dictaphone for the secretary to transcribe later? Using MacSpeech Scribe is like that, except the dictaphone is a digital recorder and the secretary is your computer (and you're probably not sporting a three-piece suit and a pencil mustache).Show full article

PGP Whole Disk Encryption and PGP Desktop Professional 10.0

The latest version of PGP Whole Disk Encryption supports Snow Leopard and Boot Camp (at least to some extent), and sports some other interesting changes. Joe Kissell puts it through its paces.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 24 May 2010

Notable software releases this week include QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X 10.6.3, Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2, Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 7, and Keyboard Maestro 4.3.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 24 May 2010

Alas, the "Get a Mac" ad campaign is no more, but you can still watch all the ads online. If you're looking for more, listen to Rich Mogull on Science Friday, check out the video of connecting an Alphasmart Neo to an iPad, the New York Times's info-graphic about Facebook's overwhelming privacy options, the Final Cut Pro rumors that Apple is taking pains to dispel, and an amusing way of venting some frustration after an application crash.Show full article

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