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TidBITS is 800! No, we didn’t start counting dog years – this week marks our eight-hundredth issue, and Adam commemorates the event by looking at three trends that will govern the future of the Macintosh world. Also this week, Apple appears to loosen up on its Google AdWords restriction, DD Poker Tournament 2.0 is released, and NewsGator acquires NetNewsWire. Finally, enter this week’s DealBITS to win BeLight Software’s Swift Publisher!

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DD Tournament Poker 2.0p2 Released

DD Tournament Poker 2.0p2 Released -- In "Trying My Hand at Poker: DD Tournament Poker" in TidBITS-784, I wrote about DD Tournament Poker, a Java-based poker game that plays the Texas Hold 'Em variant, and mentioned that the next version would be released soon

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DealBITS Drawing: A Stuffed Dog and Fetch 5.0

DealBITS Drawing: A Stuffed Dog and Fetch 5.0 -- Congratulations to Glenn Blauvelt of, whose entry was chosen randomly from 720 entries in last week's DealBITS drawing and who received a plush Fetch toy, along with a license for Fetch 5.0, worth $25

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DealBITS Drawing: BeLight Software’s Swift Publisher

With the importance of the Web for many of us, it can be hard to remember that the entire world doesn't sit in front of a Web browser all day. But as we've realized in working with Tristan's school (a small parent collective), plenty of people don't even have email accounts, and those that do can't always be relied on to check email regularly, making paper announcements, newsletters, and flyers a must

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Take Control News/10-Oct-05

"Take Control of Your iPod: Beyond the Music" Released -- If you own an iPod or are thinking about purchasing one, our latest Take Control ebook - Steve Sande's "Take Control of Your iPod: Beyond the Music" - will help you make the most of your iPod experience

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/10-Oct-05

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. Creating PDF-based ebooks -- A reader runs into difficulty creating PDF files that work well for print and online reading, and finds answers in TidBITS Talk