If you’ve just purchased a new Intel-powered iMac, be aware that you may not be able to boot it from an external drive; Jonathan Rentzsch explains why. Also in this issue, Matt Neuburg reviews DropCopy and the new information manager Yojimbo from Bare Bones Software, we note a new repair program for 15-inch PowerBook G4s, and Geoff Duncan looks at Disney’s acquisition of Pixar and what it might mean for the Mac community. Win a copy of SmileOnMyMac’s browseback in DealBITS this week!
PowerBook Repair Extension Targets RAM Problems -- Apple recently announced the PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.67/1.5GHz) Memory Slot Repair Extension Program (yes, that's the full title)
Google is great, but it won't help you find information on just those Web pages you've viewed. For that, you need a utility on your Mac, such as SmileOnMyMac's recently released browseback
The Walt Disney Company announced last week that it will be acquiring animation house Pixar in a $7.4 billion all-stock transaction (a nice return on Steve Jobs's original $10 million investment when he purchased Pixar from filmmaker George Lucas in 1986)
When I received my new Intel-based iMac, I attempted to install Mac OS X on an external FireWire hard drive. Imagine my surprise when I hit a brick wall attempting this formerly simple task
I've recently discovered DropCopy, from 10base-t Interactive. This little utility's "window" is a small translucent dark spot, rather like a hole, that sits behind all other applications (and behind your desktop Finder icons)
The latest entry in the ever-growing roster of information organizers comes from Bare Bones Software, maker of such programs as Mailsmith and BBEdit (and its freeware little brother, TextWrangler)
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.
Turbo Tax problems -- Now that tax season has started in the United States, readers revive this thread comparing experiences with Intuit's tax-preparation software