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We didn’t have anything to add to the news of Google deciding not to censor search results in China last week, but practical aspects of using Google do feature in this week’s issue, thanks to the announcements that Gmail now defaults to encrypted sessions and Google Docs will be adding the capability to store any file type. Glenn Fleishman also passes on the news of Citrix shipping a version of the GoToMyPC remote control software for the Mac, we announce the release of “Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac, Fourth Edition,” and Adam both shares the news of Apple’s upcoming media event (Tablet? What tablet?) and unravels the mystery of why connecting an iPod touch to a Mac would launch iPhoto. Doug McLean runs down how the technology world is helping the relief efforts following Haiti’s devastating earthquake, and guest contributor Steve McCabe debuts in TidBITS with an enjoyable look at how unlimited Internet access isn’t a basic right, especially in New Zealand. Notable software releases this week include Logic Pro 9.1, Main Stage 2.1, Radioshift 1.5.2, Apple Remote Desktop 3.3.2, and Typinator 3.7.

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Tech-Based Help for Haiti

Wondering how you can help the victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake? With many technology companies and Web sites now offering ways to lend support, pitching in is as easy as sending a text message.

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ExtraBITS for 18 January 2010

We were busy this week, and didn't read much that was worth passing on, other than Macworld's coverage of AT&T's price drop for the unlimited iPhone voice and data plan. That said, if you're interested in ebook technology and publishing, be sure to listen to Tonya's MacNotables podcast.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 18 January 2010

In this week's TidBITS Talk discussions, readers chat about syncing files between Macs; solve a color display issue using the Universal Access preference pane; ponder why MobileMe doesn't work with some versions of Internet Explorer; consider using the iPhone as an infrared remote; share resources for low-vision users; and, at least for one reader, prepare to travel to another country to save money buying a new MacBook Pro.