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MacTech Boot Camp Adds Four More Cities

Consultants and support techs looking for a conference that’s aimed as much at the business of helping people as the knowledge necessary to do so will be pleased to hear that there are now additional locations and dates for the MacTech Boot Camp.Show full article

QuickMark Brings 2D Codes to the Mac

Those strange little boxes of pixels and squares you see in more and more places can now be decoded through an iSight or FaceTime camera in Mac OS X with QuickMark’s latest release.Show full article

Check Your Filters: TidBITS Issue From Address Changing

For technical reasons related to bounce processing, we will be changing the From address used in TidBITS email issues starting with TidBITS #1065. So, if you have either whitelisted that address in your spam filter or if you rely on it a mail rule, read on for the new details.Show full article

Improve MacBook Pro Battery Life with gfxCardStatus

Is your recent MacBook Pro burning more battery power than it should? gfxCardStatus tells you whether the laptop is using the power-saving integrated graphics chip or the processor-hungry discrete graphics card, and can force one or the other to be active.Show full article

TidBITS News App 1.4 Allows Background Audio

We’ve released a new version of the TidBITS News app that allows background audio to continue playing, pausing it only if the user starts listening to one of our article podcasts. While this isn’t a major feature, it’s an indication of how hard multitasking is to do right in iOS.Show full article

Should We Care about New Top-Level Domains?

Playing the press fly on the wall, Jeff Porten listens in on the .nxt conference, where there’s much discussion of the wonderful future where .com, .edu, .org, and the many country top-level domains are joined by hundreds of others. But who still cares?Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21 February 2011

Notable software releases this week include Skitch 1.0.3, Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.6, Evernote 2.0.4, CopyPaste Pro 3.0, 1Password 3.5.7, iWeb 3.0.3, and Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.0.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 21 February 2011

Just a couple of quick links to check out this week: an article over at The Economist by Glenn about Readability, and Lex Friedman’s Macworld article about his backup strategy.Show full article

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