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TidBITS#742/16-Aug-04

Do you want more from your Web browser? Check out Adam’s review of the just-released OmniWeb 5.0, which is overflowing with power user features. Adam also relates lessons learned from testing a soon-to-be-opened wireless network at his local public library, and he looks into why Aladdin Systems has changed its name to Allume Systems. In the news, Apple ships Motion, and we announce a DealBITS drawing for BeLight’s label and envelope software Mail Factory.

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DealBITS Drawing: DLexpo VIP Pass Winners

DealBITS Drawing: DLexpo VIP Pass Winners -- Congratulations to Andrew Laurence of uci.edu (who was apparently rewarded at a karmic level for writing the EyeHome review in last week's issue), Andrew Cohen of sandrew.org, Kerry Millerick of pacbell.net, Martin Cohen of acm.org, and Pat Dengler of mac.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a VIP pass to last weekend's DLexpo

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DealBITS Drawing: BeLight’s Mail Factory

I hate mailing packages. Along with the extra trip to the post office and the fuss of finding proper packaging materials, there's the label. I've always liked the idea of printing labels rather than writing them out by hand (since my handwriting is lousy, and copying an address from an email message just feels silly)

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Testing the TCPL’s New Wireless Network

A few days ago I went down to the Tompkins County Public Library with Tonya, Contributing Editor Mark Anbinder, and our technical friends Keith Kubarek (a consultant who helped us decide on a content management system) and Oliver Habicht (an IT director at Cornell University Library) to test their new wireless network

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OmniWeb 5.0: The Powerful Web Browser

When Apple released Safari a few years ago, the program was widely hailed for its speed, clean design, and elegant interface. It lacked a few of Internet Explorer's more powerful features, but on the whole Safari was, and is, an excellent Web browser

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/16-Aug-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. The design of the Web Crossing interface is now a bit closer to what we eventually want, and we've also updated our older TidBITS Talk archive to display HTML-formatted messages better. Spyware in Mac apps -- Talk of Real Networks' software turns to the tracking options in RealPlayer, and whether they constitute "spyware." (2 messages) Not On Track with Route 6