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TidBITS#1081/20-Jun-2011

The questions continue to come in regarding Apple’s transitions — Glenn Fleishman has the collection of what we’d all like to know about the upcoming move from MobileMe to iCloud. Mark Anbinder covers the quiet addition of unlocked iPhones to the U.S. online Apple Store; Jeff Porten reports on the “Do Not Track” header debate at the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 2011 conference; and William Porter contributes a cautionary tale about accidentally putting an SD card into the SuperDrive slot of an iMac. But the bulk of this week’s hefty issue comes from Joe Kissell, who looks in detail at the new Nisus Writer Pro 2.0, a significant update that brings the powerful word processor back into contention for serious writers. Notable software releases this week include MailMate 1.2, QuickSilver ß60, Kindle for Mac 1.5.1, Fantastical 1.0.1, Default Folder X 4.4.1, AirPort Utility 5.5.3, iMac Graphic FW Update 2.0, and Typinator 4.4.

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iMac Users, Be Careful Where You Insert that SD Card

The iMac has two vertical slots in the right side, one for the SuperDrive and one for the SD card reader. What happens when you accidentally miss the SDXC slot and insert an SD card into the SuperDrive? William Porter admits to making the mistake (and explains how he recovered from it) and suggests that a small design change could reduce the frequency of this common error.

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ExtraBITS for 20 June 2011

Two particularly interesting bits of reading this week, though you’ll have to jump through a Google hoop to get to the Wall Street Journal’s article about Apple’s retail operations. Easier to get to, but less certain what it will mean, is the news about Garmin buying rival Navigon.