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The days of having to stop and ask for directions are coming to an end, as Adam navigates New York City using the Garmin StreetPilot c330. Also in this issue, Glenn Fleishman looks at LightScribe technology, which uses the lasers in compatible CD/DVD burners to etch labels into a disc’s surface. Last week saw the release of Mac OS X 10.4.1 and Apple’s voluntary safety recall of some iBook and PowerBook G4 batteries. Finally, a bug in Eudora surfaces, and Fetch 5 arrives, just in time for us to take our yearly Memorial Day break. See you in June!

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Next Issue Appears 06-Jun-05

Next Issue Appears 06-Jun-05 -- We're taking next week off in honor of the Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S., Jeff Carlson's birthday, and the possibility that I'll be spending the following week as a citizen doing jury duty

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Apple Recalls Laptop Batteries

Apple Recalls Laptop Batteries -- Apple has announced a voluntary recall of certain rechargeable laptop batteries sold with, or sold separately for use with, its 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4, and 15-inch PowerBook G4 models from Oct-04 through May-05

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Fetch 5 Ready for a Walk

Fetch 5 Ready for a Walk -- Proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks, Jim Matthews and Fetch Softworks today released Fetch 5, a sleek new version of the earliest FTP client still in active development for the Macintosh

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Qualcomm Acknowledges Eudora Bug

Qualcomm Acknowledges Eudora Bug -- As reported by our friends at MacInTouch, Qualcomm has acknowledged that recent versions of its Eudora email software for Macintosh could incorrectly delete messages from the Inbox associated with an IMAP account. The company has told site license support providers that an upcoming release of Eudora, version 6.2.3, addresses the problem

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DealBITS Drawing: PublicVPN Winners

DealBITS Drawing: PublicVPN Winners -- Congratulations to Diane Palumbo of and Philip Hudson of, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received 3 months of PublicVPN service, worth $17.85

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-May-05

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster. Voice-enabled GPS navigation devices -- Adam's recent experiences with GPS navigation devices prompts discussion about other products and which features to look for