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TidBITS#1051/01-Nov-2010

We can finally take a bit of a breather from Apple announcements and focus on other topics. Jeff Carlson anchors this week’s issue with a review of the new Photoshop Elements 9, Rich Mogull shares the depressing news that the new Firesheep tool makes sidejacking trivially easy, and Michael E. Cohen looks at the new MobileMe Calendar and whether or not you should upgrade (also be sure to see Joe Kissell’s just-released “Take Control of MobileMe, Second Edition” for complete usage instructions!). Also this week, Matt Neuburg regrets his move to Outlook 2011 and explains how to switch back to Apple Mail, and Michael covers the new features in BBEdit 9.6. Plus, you can win a copy of Smile’s $99.95 PDFpenPro in this week’s DealBITS drawing! Notable software releases this week include iPhoto ’11 9.0.1 (which fixes the library import bug), Camino 2.0.5, Postbox 2.0.2, and Things 1.4.3.

Adam Engst 1 comment

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of PDFpenPro 5

Smile’s PDFpen is a great tool for editing and tweaking PDFs. But its big brother, PDFpenPro, goes even further, enabling you to create PDFs from a Web site and make PDF forms. Enter to win a copy—along with our “Take Control of PDFpen 5” ebook—in this week’s DealBITS drawing!

Jeff Carlson 7 comments

Pushing Pixels with Photoshop Elements 9

When you think of editing photos, you probably think of Photoshop, Adobe’s professional image editing behemoth. But the new Photoshop Elements 9 offers most of the features that are important to digital photographers, for just $99. Jeff Carlson reviews Photoshop Elements and highlights what’s new in version 9.