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TidBITS#835/26-Jun-06

Recent news stories about stolen laptops filled with unsecured sensitive information spooked Derek Miller into applying an easy solution: he details how to create a secure disk image for your important data. Also in this issue, Brady Johnson uses a QuickerTek transceiver to boost his MacBook Pro wireless reception, Adam tracks down recalcitrant Photoshop files, and we note the releases of Interarchy 8.1, iPhoto 6.0.4, Shake 4.1, FlickrExport 2.0, Aperture 1.1.2, the Pro Application Update 2006-001, and WebCrossing Neighbors.

Jeff Carlson No comments

Universal Shake 4.1 Drops in Price

Universal Shake 4.1 Drops in Price -- The latest Apple program to be released as a universal binary for native performance on Intel-based Macs is Shake 4.1, Apple's high-end video composition software used in many Hollywood productions

Adam Engst No comments

Web Crossing Neighbors Creates Private Social Networks

Web Crossing Neighbors Creates Private Social Networks -- Web Crossing, Inc. last week announced the public availability of WebCrossing Neighbors, a hosted service that businesses and other organizations can use to create customized online social networks for customers, employees, or interested users

Brady Johnson No comments

QuickerTek Extends Laptop Range

I'm one of those people who considers Internet access to be a basic function of any computer. My laptop is not always near my home network, but the AirPort card is advertised work only with a 150-foot (50m) range, and I often find myself farther from a network than that

Derek K. Miller No comments

Unintelligible Garbage Is Your Friend

I'm getting tired of reading frequent news stories about laptop computers lost, stolen, or left in the back seats of cabs by company or government employees, supposedly exposing untold thousands of social security numbers, insurance records, or other sensitive, private information to identity thieves and other miscreants

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News/26-Jun-06

Running Windows on a Mac Ebook Updated to Version 1.0.2 -- Keeping up with the latest techniques for running Windows on an Intel-based Mac can be challenging, but Joe Kissell makes it easy with the latest update to "Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac." Version 1.0.2 of the ebook covers the much-anticipated 1.0 release of Parallels Desktop and adds information about using Parallels Compressor to compact a virtual disk

TidBITS Staff No comments

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/26-Jun-06

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. Home library cataloging software -- In a fit of organization, a reader looks to software to help him keep tabs on his books, music, and other stuff