Happy holidays! We head into our holiday break with an issue packed with enough content to last you through the end of the year. Looking ahead, we share where you can find us at Macworld Expo in January, and Adam announces the retirement of the venerable Info-Mac Network. Charles Maurer returns with a look at printing digital photos and buying a printer. We also note the releases of SmileOnMyMac’s browseback, Now Up-to-Date and Contact 5.1, Joe Kissell’s "Take Control of .Mac" ebook, and the Japanese translation of "Take Control of Sharing Files in Tiger." Lastly, check out the DealBITS drawing for a retro game, Midnight Mansion. See you next year!
TidBITS 2005 Holiday Hiatus -- It has once again been a sprint to the finish this year, and speaking as someone who regularly runs track, cross-country, and road races, I'm not just turning a phrase - we're exhausted
SmileOnMyMac Releases browseback -- The Web is a vast place now, and even with search engines like Google, it can be difficult to find something you know you've seen before
Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5.1 Released -- Now Software has released Now Up-to-Date & Contact 5.1, adding a wide variety of minor enhancements and bug fixes to the calendaring and contact management suite
Discussing TV on MacNotables -- Tonya and I spent an enjoyable evening on the MacNotables podcast recently with Andy Ihnatko and Chuck Joiner. A simple listener question about hooking a big screen digital TV to the Mac morphed into a wide-ranging discussion of television, movies, the "distribution revolution," and the logic and illogic of how we acquire and pay for video in today's Internet-enabled world
DealBITS Drawing: Classic Solitaire Winners -- Congratulations to Alan Stearns of adobe.com, Bill Barstad of hotmail.com, Bruce Plummer of cox.net, Lowell Neudeck of earthlink.net, and Thomas Mansheim of comcast.net, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of dogMelon's Classic Solitaire
I've become more interested in retro games of late, so I was intrigued when Vern Jensen of ActionSoft asked about doing a DealBITS drawing for his Midnight Mansion game
By the time you see your next issue of TidBITS, Macworld Expo in San Francisco will have started, with the show floor open from 10-Jan-06 through 13-Jan-06
To all good things there must come an end, and it is with some sadness that I officially retire the Info-Mac Network. Nominally, I've been president of the non-profit volunteer organization since incorporating it in 2000, but in reality I've been only one of many volunteers who have helped keep Info-Mac running over the years
Photos on a computer may look nice, but they're hard to tape to a refrigerator door. Sooner or later, most people who buy a digital camera hanker for prints and a photo printer - and then for aspirin once they start trying to figure out which one to buy
Make the Most of .Mac with "Take Control of .Mac" -- If you're paying Apple $100 per year for a .Mac membership, are you getting your money's worth? Too many people don't take full advantage of all that .Mac offers, but that can be a thing of the past once you read our latest ebook, Joe Kissell's "Take Control of .Mac." In "Take Control of .Mac," Joe provides comprehensive documentation of .Mac's capabilities, along with plenty of the real-world advice and practical step-by-step instructions you've come to expect from Take Control ebooks
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