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TidBITS#733/14-Jun-04

Now that Office 2004 is out, Tonya takes a look at the new features in Entourage 2004 in conjunction with the release of Tom Negrino’s ebook "Take Control of What’s New in Entourage 2004." Speaking of email, our poll this week asks which email client you use. Also in this issue, Travis Butler compares two portable speakers for the iPod, Adam and Tonya invite you to the Mediterranean in November, and we note the releases of Apple’s new liquid-cooled Power Mac G5, SyncDeK 5.0, the German translation of "Take Control of Upgrading to Panther," and a money-saving update to "Take Control of Spam with Apple Mail."

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SyncDeK Synchronizes FileMaker Databases

SyncDeK Synchronizes FileMaker Databases -- At the last Macworld Expo in San Francisco, I saw an interesting product called SyncDeK that offered a unique feature: field-level synchronization of the data within FileMaker databases even when the databases aren't on the same network

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SpamSieve Coupon Reduces Effective Price of Ebook to $0

SpamSieve Coupon Reduces Effective Price of Ebook to $0 -- Our recently released 1.0.1 revision to Joe Kissell's $5 "Take Control of Spam in Apple Mail" ebook now includes a coupon for $5 off the purchase of Michael Tsai's highly regarded SpamSieve, which can replace the Junk Mail filter in Apple Mail

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Poll Redux: Your Preferred Email Client

Over four years ago, we ran a poll asking which program was your preferred email client. We've meant to run that poll again on a variety of occasions, and with the recent major releases of Entourage 2004 and PowerMail 5.0, and with Eudora jumping to version 6.1.1 and Apple Mail taking a small step to version 1.3.8, it's clearly time to revisit the question. We are, of course, also interested in the topic now that we've started to publish Take Control ebooks about some of the major email programs, including Tom Negrino's just-released "Take Control of What's New in Entourage 2004" and Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Spam with Apple Mail." We've had requests for Take Control ebooks about other email programs as well, notably Eudora, but without knowing roughly how the usage percentages break down among the different programs, it's been

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Entourage 2004: Important Incremental Changes

Although I normally use Eudora as my email client, I recently had a chance to spend quite some time in Microsoft's new Entourage 2004, because I just finished editing our latest Take Control ebook, Tom Negrino's "Take Control of What's New in Entourage 2004." Editing the book gave me the opportunity to experiment with the software and reflect on its new features, and, of course, I had the benefit of Tom's excellent advice for rapidly finding and learning about Entourage's new features

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/14-Jun-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design. New Liquid-cooled Power Mac G5s -- Are the new Power Macs a significant upgrade, or does their speed fall short of expectations? And what about the new liquid-cooling technology? (1 message) Problems with Security Update 2004-06-07 -- Problems with Apple's recent security fix? Readers offer a couple of solutions