Adam continues his exploration of voice-navigation GPS devices with a review of the Magellan RoadMate 760 this week. Also, Steve Sande contributes a light-hearted set of suggestions for non-musical uses of the iPod to accompany the update to his "Take Control of Your iPod: Beyond the Music." In the news, we cover the releases of SpamSieve 2.4, a much-awaited firmware update for Power Mac G5 1.8 GHz models, and "Take Control of Switching to the Mac." No issue next week, but send in your suggestions for our holiday gift issue!
Next Issue 05-Dec-05 -- It's been a tough month here, with Jeff Carlson recovering from a broken collarbone and decamping for a four-week trip to South Africa, Geoff's knee losing a brawl with his bass amp, Tonya having numerous inconclusive tests and doctor appointments as we attempt to figure out why she's having trouble breathing, and a slew of Take Control books queued up for release
Submit Your Holiday 2005 Gift Ideas -- Although the Christmas decorations appeared in some stores here even before Halloween, the time has finally come to start planning for our annual gift issue, overflowing as it does every year with suggestions from our readers
SpamSieve 2.4 Released -- Michael Tsai has updated his popular and powerful spam detection utility SpamSieve to version 2.4 (see "Tools We Use: SpamSieve" in TidBITS-667 for a full review)
Firmware Update Solves Power Mac G5 1.8 GHz Freezes -- Last week, a reader wrote in asking if we knew anything more about the freezing problems he was having with his single processor Power Mac G5 1.8 GHz
DealBITS Drawing: Sunatori.com Pen Winners -- Congratulations to Gloria White of rockingham.k12.va.us and Stefan Keydel of mac.com, whose entries were chosen randomly from 694 valid entries in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each will be receiving a Sunatori.com Pen from HyperInfo Canada, worth $20
Hi, my name is Steve S. and I have an iPod problem.
Therapy Group: "Hi, Steve!"
Therapist: "Steve, now that you've admitted that you have a problem, you've taken the first step to helping yourself
In my last article about GPS devices with voice-navigation, I mentioned that Magellan was coming out with the RoadMate 760, an upgrade to the RoadMate 700 I was then reviewing that offered two additional features: SayWhere, a text-to-speech capability that enables the device to read the name of the street on which you were next to turn, and SmartDetour, which automatically reroutes you around traffic jams and other obstructions
"Take Control of Switching to the Mac" Released -- There's little more frustrating than watching a friend or relative struggle with Windows when you know they'd be happier with a Mac
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Driven to Distraction by DRM -- Adam's annoyance with Apple's FairPlay DRM in last week's issue prompts discussion about DRM and how it can prevent legal activities