Apple surprised pundits last week with the release of iPod Photo, an iPod with a color screen that also stores and displays photos. At the same event, Apple also unveiled the iPod Special Edition: U2, and announced the European iTunes Music Store. Also in this issue, Adam looks at the Postini spam-filtering service, and we note the releases of Retrospect 6.0.204, Security Update 2004-10-17 (for Apple Remote Desktop Client), and an Office X 10.1.6 security update.
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Retrospect 6.0.204 Released -- Dantz Development, now owned by storage gorilla EMC, has released Retrospect 6.0.204 (that's build 204 of Retrospect 6.0), to fix a number of subtle issues (see "Dantz Ships Panther-Compatible Retrospect 6.0" in TidBITS-714)
Security Update Patches Apple Remote Desktop -- Apple has released Security Update 2004-10-27, a patch to Apple Remote Desktop Client 1.2.4 that prevents a remote user from starting an application behind the login window, which would allow the application to run as root
Office X Updated Slightly -- Lost temporarily in the news of the recent update to Microsoft Office 2004 (see "Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 1 Squishes Bugs" in TidBITS-751) was the fact that Microsoft also updated the older Office X on 13-Oct-04
DealBITS Drawing: DayLite Winners -- Congratulations to Chris Manderson of telus.net, Donovan Watts of iceplant.org, Daniel Murray of mac.com, and Peter Jensen of netaxs.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of Marketcircle's DayLite
The design of Apple's recently replaced G4-based iMacs made it extremely easy to adjust the position of the LCD display for optimal viewing as you moved around in your chair or conferred with someone else about something on the screen
Apple last week fulfilled the wish of every Internet discussion-forum enthusiast who's longed for the capability to view photos on a tiny color screen
From what I gather, the spam problem continues to worsen, but thanks to the domain-level anti-spam service from Postini, I and others who receive mail at tidbits.com are no longer drowning in a fetid tide of spam
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Experiences with Missing Sync & Friends -- A reader runs into irregularities when synchronizing his Palm handheld using The Missing Sync