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TidBITS#1002/02-Nov-2009

There’s something for everyone in this week’s issue. For video fans, Jeff Carlson examines what’s new in Apple TV 3.0 and Glenn Fleishman passes along news of two new streaming video boxes from Roku. In the iPhone world, Glenn looks at why the iPhone sold in China will lack Wi-Fi; and Doug McLean checks out the Best Camera app, Web site, and book. If you’re more interested in networking, check out Adam’s explanation of Twitter’s new Lists feature, along with Glenn’s description of Mac remote control via Twitter, coverage of the just-released PureFTPd Manager for Snow Leopard, and Wi-Fi-informed explanation of why a new chip may help bring GPS support to cameras. Finally, for Mac stalwarts, Matt Neuburg shows off SheepShaver, which lets you run classic Mac OS software on an Intel-based Mac in Snow Leopard. Notable software releases this week include Electric Sheep 2.7b18b, iTunes 9.0.2, Default Folder X 4.3.2, Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0 for Leopard and Snow Leopard, VMware Fusion 3, ScreenFlow 2.0, Apple Server Diagnostics 3X106, and DoorStop X Security Suite 2.3.

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Twitter Adds Lists, Finally

Acknowledging that some sort of categorization was necessary to handle overwhelming tweet volumes, Twitter has started to give its user base access to a new feature for grouping people.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 2 November 2009

Discussions have been active this week, with topics all over the map. Readers are looking for alternatives to iCal, questioning the reliability of 2.5-inch hard drives, wondering what Flash is good for, digging into obscure Eudora settings, troubleshooting why multiple Photoshop files aren't opening when prompted, and looking at the importance of email. Also this week, Verizon's Droid may be a worthwhile competitor to the iPhone, readers reach back in time to see if a 2000 Power Mac G4 can access more than 160 GB of disk space, and try to figure out why old email keeps appearing in a reader's inbox.