After a much-needed holiday hibernation, we’re back and ready for the busy week ahead of us at Macworld Expo (be sure to check the ExtraBITS Web page to stay current on what’s announced!). While in San Francisco, we may wish that we had a Garmin iQue 3600 GPS device, which Travis Butler reviews in this issue. Also this week, Geoff Duncan eulogizes the late Microsoft Internet Explorer for the Mac, and we note the releases of History Hound 1.9 and two new AirPort firmware updates, as well as a program to exchange CDs for an iPod.
The Latest AirPort Base Station Firmware Released -- Apple releases new firmware for its AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme Base Stations every few weeks, which is testament to the difficulty of maintaining Wi-Fi and operating system compatibility while keeping the units stable
History Hound 1.9 Now Indexes and Searches RSS -- Hot on the heels of SmileOnMyMac's new browseback (covered in TidBITS-810), St. Clair Software has released an update to HistoryHound, their utility for indexing and searching visited Web pages
Trade Old CDs for an iPod - Really -- A store in Charleston, South Carolina, will accept good quality CDs in exchange for iPods. 130 used CDs that meet their quality criteria gets you a 30 GB iPod, for instance
DealBITS Drawing: Midnight Mansion Winners -- Congratulations to Tomas F. Serna of ngsec.com, Rob Hennessy of hyperion.com, Lynn Nebus of cox.net, James Feinberg of jamesf.com, and Chuck McDonald of log.on.ca, whose entries were chosen randomly in last issue's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of ActionSoft's Midnight Mansion
Although Apple's introduction of Safari caused Microsoft to put the Mac version of its Internet Explorer Web browser into "maintenance mode" way back in June 2003 - ceasing development while pledging to make bug fixes or patch security loopholes in the even-then-aging browser - Internet Explorer on the Mac has now officially come to the end of its life cycle
With all the driving I do, the out-of-town consulting I've been doing, and Adam's reviews of GPS (Global Positioning System) devices, I've been tempted by GPS navigation units for a year or two - but they've always been too expensive for me to consider
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.
Printing a list of messages in an Entourage folder? A reader wants to print just a list of email messages, not the messages themselves, and is rewarded with an AppleScript solution