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Images Now in TidBITS HTML Edition

As we've started to use screenshots in our articles more, we've decided that it's time we joined the 21st century and included the images in the HTML edition of TidBITS issues. Show full article

PCalc Prevents iPhone Profanity

TLA Systems has introduced an innovative new profanity filter in the latest version of PCalc for iPhone. No, really.Show full article

TomTom Prices Car Kit for iPhone App

TomTom has finally revealed the price and shipping date for a dock and GPS enhancer that works with the TomTom iPhone app.Show full article

Use Find My iPhone from an iPhone

Although Apple prevents users from accessing the MobileMe Web site from Safari on an iPhone, Adam figured out a way around Apple's limitation, making it possible to use services like Find My iPhone from an iPhone.Show full article

Dropbox Releases iPhone App for File Viewing and Sharing

The online storage service Dropbox extends file viewing, storage, and sharing to the iPhone with a new app. Show full article Enhanced, Does Anyone Care?

The recent iWork '09 Update 3 brought a few small changes to the still-in-beta collaboration service. But does anyone actually use full article

Solving the Mystery of Disk Utility's Failure to Erase USB Drives

There's no Apple KnowledgeBase article on the topic, but Disk Utility in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 can fail to erase some USB-connected hard drives, offering only a mysterious message. Here's a solution.Show full article

StuffIt Deluxe 2010 Eases Large Archive Sharing

It's not a new problem, but for many people, regularly sharing large files via the Internet remains awkward. StuffIt Deluxe 2010 aims to simplify that task with StuffIt SmartSend and the new StuffIt Connect online service.Show full article

Comparing Two Early iPhone GPS Navigation Apps

Although the first two GPS navigation apps for the iPhone - G-Map and AT&T Navigator - get the job done, after using both for a while, Adam is still looking for something that compares with a Garmin nuvi 255W.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates through 05-Oct-09

Notable software releases this week include ClickToFlash 1.5.3, BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac 1.0, VMware Fusion 2.0.6, Camino 1.6.10, Growl 1.2, BusyCal 1.0, PDFpen 4.5, Typinator 3.6, Bento 3, and iWork '09 Update 3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 05-Oct-09

Read on for a collection of links to a few of 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 05-Oct-09

Discussion trend toward support questions this week, with several users seeking advice and help on minor Snow Leopard compatibility issues, keyboard remapping, system cache problems, Address Book syncing, and Spotlight searching. Readers also discuss chess apps for the iPhone, RIM's new BlackBerry Desktop for Mac, and the fragmentation of online communities.Show full article

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