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Apple Mail Sending Issues in Snow Leopard

In a recent KnowledgeBase article Apple acknowledges a bug that can cause some Apple Mail users to be unable to send messages in Snow Leopard. While the company has suggested workarounds, user forums indicate the fixes aren't working for everyone.Show full article

Amazon Makes Orwell Buyers Right

Six weeks after the fact, Amazon gives double-plus good customer service to Kindle owners who saw purchased books dropped into the memory hole. Why the wait?Show full article

Missing Sync Helps Palm Users Connect with Snow Leopard

Do you use a Palm OS-based handheld? Although Palm OS syncing via iSync is no longer supported under Snow Leopard, Mark/Space's The Missing Sync for Palm OS offers an alternative.Show full article

Two-Line URLs Broken in Snow Leopard's Preview

The new version of Preview in Snow Leopard has a subtle bug that could cause significant confusion for readers of technical documentation containing visible Web URLs.Show full article

Getting 1Password Working in Snow Leopard

If you use 1Password in Safari and upgrade to Snow Leopard, you'll either have to run Safari in 32-bit mode or upgrade to the Agile Keychain and use the 1Password 3 beta.Show full article

AirPort Menu Improves in Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard adds more information to the AirPort menu, making it easier to use Mac OS X to set up networks optimally and troubleshoot problems.Show full article

Vonage App Coming to iPhone

Vonage says that Apple has approved its calling application for the iPhone and iPod touch. This may have greater implications than Skype's iPhone client.Show full article

eBay Sells Skype to Private Investors

The Internet telephony and chat firm Skype has been sold by eBay to private investors, including Marc Andreessen, a founder of Netscape.Show full article

Phone Amego: the Macintosh/iPhone Mind Meld

Want to dial your iPhone from your Mac, and have incoming calls announced on your Mac before you answer? Check out Phone Amego from Sustainable Softworks.Show full article

Snow Leopard Snubs Document Creator Codes

In an undocumented and unannounced change, Snow Leopard has stifled an application's ability to mark a document as its own, thus hampering users and developers alike.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 07-Sep-09

Notable software releases this week include BeLight Software Updates, Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 5, SOHO Labels 4.1, Teleport 1.0.2, Opera 10, Yojimbo 2.0, Omni Group Software Updates, Fetch 5.5.2, SuperDrive Firmware 3.0 Update, Apple Server 10.5.8 Update 1.1, Mac Mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2, HoudahGeo 2.3, Server Admin Tools 10.6, Scrivener 1.52, Apple Network Registration Update 1.0, ODBC Administrator Tool for Mac OS X, Aperture 2.1.4, and Gutenprint Printer Drivers for Mac OS X 10.6.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 07-Sep-09

Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 07-Sep-09

This week's TidBITS Talk discussions still focus on Snow Leopard, specifically incompatibility with Novell networks and PGP, and finding a replacement for Tex-Edit Plus. Also, readers talk about measuring how much data one downloads from an ISP, using iWork files with SugarSync and Dropbox, and making function keys work on an Apple aluminum keyboard.Show full article

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