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Bare Bones introduced BBEdit 8.0 today, and we have the scoop on what’s new in the venerable text editor. Meanwhile, Jeff Carlson digs his way out of a Palm Desktop installation nightmare, and Adam explains how Take Control updates work technically. In other news, the newest fashion accessory seems to be the action figure: Adam’s and Microsoft’s duke it out. We also note the releases of SpamSieve 2.2, OmniWeb 5.0.1, and AirPort 4.0.1, plus a FMChecker DealBITS drawing.

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AirPort 4.0.1 Updates AirPort Express

AirPort 4.0.1 Updates AirPort Express -- Apple's AirPort Express base station received an update this week, to version 4.0.1. The update improves the use of profiles in AirPort Admin Utility, and improves the way WEP keys are handled with third-party access points

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My Action Figure Can Beat Up Microsoft’s Action Figure

Now here's an odd marketing campaign - so odd, in fact, that I wonder if I'm missing a level or two of self-mocking irony. Microsoft is running a sweepstakes to promote Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac based on the slogan, "Get in touch with your inner suit." This is a good thing? "Suit" isn't generally a positive term - the suits are the buttoned-down executives generally responsible for (or at least blamed for) all the bad stuff in technology companies

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The Story Behind Take Control Updates

As you know, we offer free minor updates to our Take Control ebooks to customers; it's a great way for authors to keep their ebooks up to date with new software releases, to respond to feedback from readers, and to fix any mistakes that slipped in

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BBEdit 8.0: Even More Muscular

BBEdit has long enjoyed a well-deserved reputation as a powerful text editor for programmers and HTML coders, so when Rich Siegel, CEO of Bare Bones Software, wanted to show me the latest features in BBEdit 8.0, available today, I was curious about where they could have taken the program

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/30-Aug-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. Escaping Palm HotSync Hell -- This week's article originally appeared as an ExtraBITS posting and generated discussion on TidBITS Talk