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TidBITS#809/12-Dec-05

Charles Maurer returns with a detailed discussion, informed by perception and painting, of how digital cameras can produce more naturalistic photos than film cameras. Mark Anbinder looks at the addition of NBC shows to the iTunes Music Store, Glenn Fleishman passes on news of new Wi-Fi driver options for Tiger users, and we examine updates to Firefox, Firefox’s Flashblock extension, [email protected], the Prograph programming language, and "Take Control of Mac OS X Backups."

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Firefox 1.5 Released

Firefox 1.5 Released -- The Mozilla Corporation has released Firefox 1.5, the latest version of the popular open source Web browser for Mac, Windows, and Linux

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DealBITS Drawing: GarageSale Winners

DealBITS Drawing: GarageSale Winners -- Congratulations to Doug Breckenridge of gmail.com, Peter Pinch of rcn.com, and Simon Sunatori of hyperinfo.ca, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of iwascoding.com's GarageSale 1.9

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DealBITS Drawing: Classic Solitaire

Solitaire card games have long been a mainstay of computer gaming, especially for those who don't care for blood-and-guts first-person shooters. If you're looking for an implementation of Solitaire for the Mac, it's worth giving dogMelon's Classic Solitaire a try, since it includes cards with professionally designed graphics, 20 different Solitaire games and, most important for those of us who have never even heard of games like Idiot's Delight and La Grande Imperiale, an explanation of the rules for each in the online help. In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win one of five copies of Classic Solitaire, each worth $29.95

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Take Control News/12-Dec-05

"Take Control of Mac OS X Backups" Updated to 1.2 -- Do you have an effective strategy for backing up your work files, not to mention your growing collection of iTunes purchases and digital photos? Don't wait until disaster strikes

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/12-Dec-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. Applications folder symlinks ease installation -- Readers discuss various ways of installing applications more easily