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How many times have you been asked, "Which Mac should I buy?" Adam has been hearing it for 17 years, and has written "Take Control of Buying a Mac" as the answer. Also in this issue, Jeff Carlson reviews The Missing Sync for Palm OS 4.0, which is due to replace PalmSource’s HotSync software. In the news, Apple recalls a series of batteries for 15-inch PowerBook G4s, and we note the releases of Spring Cleaning 7.0 and Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.5.3. Plus, we welcome Glenn’s son Benjamin Warner Fleishman into the world!

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DealBITS Drawing: Mail Factory Winners

DealBITS Drawing: Mail Factory Winners -- Congratulations to Tomas Serna of, Norm Norris of, Martin Tschofen of, Jody Sebring of, and Jan Ferrera of, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of BeLight Software's Mail Factory

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Allume Ships Spring Cleaning 7

Allume Ships Spring Cleaning 7 -- Allume Systems has shipped Spring Cleaning 7, the company's long-standing cleanup utility for identifying unwanted files and folders and dealing with them (in ways other than just wholesale deletion)

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Apple Recalls Batteries for 15-inch PowerBook G4s

Apple Computer is recalling certain lithium ion rechargeable batteries which shipped with its aluminum 15-inch PowerBook G4 laptop computers from January 2004 to August 2004, following four incidents where the batteries overheated and could present a fire hazard. Affected batteries were manufactured during the last week of 2003 by LG Chem Ltd., of South Korea

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Take Control of Buying a Mac

If there's one question I've learned to dread over the years, it's "What Mac should I buy?", followed closely by "When is Apple going to release new Macs?" It's not that I mind helping people, but these simple queries are, if I'm to do the topic justice, the start of at least an hour of conversation and further questions

Jeff Carlson No comments

Missing Sync 4.0 Fills Palm Gaps

PalmSource, the company that develops and licenses the Palm OS, let slip in February that it would not support Mac synchronization with devices running its next-generation operating system, Palm OS Cobalt (see "PalmSource to Drop Mac Support in Mac OS Cobalt" in TidBITS-717)

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-Aug-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. There weren't many new threads in TidBITS Talk this week, so we encourage you to check out some of the postings we made in ExtraBITS; a number of which offer followup commentary on earlier TidBITS articles