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TidBITS#405/17-Nov-97

As Adam celebrates his 30th birthday on Tuesday, you can read the Eudora tips and tricks he provides in honor of the release of his latest book, the Eudora Visual QuickStart Guide. Also in this issue, Jeff passes on additional comments about onscreen typography; we welcome Cyberian Outpost as our latest sponsor; report on the response to the Apple Store; and announce the release of PowerBook Zip drives, a lower price for Eudora Pro, and LetterRip 2.1.1.

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New TidBITS Sponsor: Cyberian Outpost

New TidBITS Sponsor: Cyberian Outpost -- We're pleased to welcome our latest sponsor, Cyberian Outpost. Founded by Darryl Peck, whose Mac credentials include being president of the New York Macintosh Users Group and founder of Mac developer Inline Design, Cyberian Outpost was an early Internet software and hardware retailer and one of the few that existed solely online

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Eudora Pro Price Reduced, Beta Available

Eudora Pro Price Reduced, Beta Available -- In a press release today, Qualcomm announced a special holiday price reduction on Eudora Pro 3.0. Through 08-Dec-97, you can buy Eudora Pro for an estimated price of $29, approximately half of the previous average street price of $59 (prices may vary at different retailers)

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LetterRip 2.1.1 Released

LetterRip 2.1.1 Released -- Fog City Software has released LetterRip 2.1.1, the latest version of their easy-to-use mailing list server software. Version 2.1.1 adds a number of small but welcome improvements, including increased performance accessing subscriber lists (necessitating a new internal subscriber list format - you cannot revert to previous versions without exporting and re-importing your subscriber lists) and reduced memory usage for searches using Apple events

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About Those 56 Kbps Modems

About Those 56 Kbps Modems -- If you're thinking about blazing through the Internet with a 56 Kbps modem, you might want to check out NetBITS-008, which features an article looking at how 56K modems work and why the competing K56Flex and X2 standards may be burning users

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PowerBooks Get Zipped

PowerBooks Get Zipped -- Owners of PowerBooks with expansion bays - the 190, 5300, 1400, 3400, and G3 models - will finally be able to use their storehouse of Zip disks on the road without packing an external drive and its bulky power supply

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Eudora Internet Scheduler?

Eudora Internet Scheduler? In response to our Qualcomm Buys Now Software MailBIT in TidBITS-404, Mark C. Corsi writes: In assessing the benefits of Qualcomm's acquisition of Now Software, you overlook Now Contact and Now Up-to-Date

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Apple and Build-to-Order

Apple and Build-to-Order -- Weldon Dodd comments about our Is Apple Thinking Different? article in TidBITS-404: Your article lacked some analysis of Apple's important new build-to-order (BTO) system

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Web Reading Requires More than Just Character(s)

As I discussed in my article about onscreen typography in TidBITS-403, the Web has sparked renewed interest in fonts that are easier to read onscreen. Most of the responses I received either concurred with using typefaces such as New York or Georgia in place of the standard Times, or suggested alternatives such as Utopia

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Eudora Tips & Tricks

My latest book, Eudora for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press, ISBN 0-201-69663-0, $16.95) has just become available, and I thought I'd celebrate the event by passing on some of the information I learned in the process of writing the book