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Mac OS X 10.6.7 Changes Finder Sidebar Behavior

In an unannounced change in Mac OS X 10.6.7, Apple changed the way you remove items from the Finder sidebar. Read on for Apple’s new approach.Show full article

Apple Tells Lodsys That iOS Developers Are Covered

iOS developers are breathing easier after Apple Legal has weighed in on the Lodsys patent infringement claims, asserting that developers are indeed covered by Apple’s license of the Lodsys patents.Show full article

Why Laptop Bags Are So Heavy

Annoyed by the shoulder-crushing weight of his laptop bag, Adam strips it and weighs absolutely every item to see where the weight is really coming from. Although there aren’t any huge surprises, nearly 30 percent of the weight could have been jettisoned.Show full article

Tracking a Rainy Ride with Cyclemeter

Jeff Carlson biked 42 miles in the rain, and thanks to Abvio’s Cyclemeter app for iOS, he has the data to prove it.Show full article

Rosetta and Lion: Get Over It?

Rosetta may well not be in Mac OS X Lion. Should Michael Cohen just “get over it,” or is that not a helpful way to discuss the results of a change that brings with it real consequences?Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23 May 2011

Notable software releases this week include Dolly Drive 1.2, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.3, ProKit 7.0, Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.7, and Mailplane 2.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 23 May 2011

Due to being heads-down in publication and development work, only one external article — news of GadgetTrak being able to file police reports — caught our attention this week.Show full article

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