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TidBITS#837/10-Jul-06

Our topics span the gamut this week, as Jeff Carlson leads off with news of Adam’s #3 ranking in the latest MDJ Power 25 survey. Mark Anbinder looks at the new education-only iMac, Matt Neuburg examines how Dashboard phones home to Apple and covers the release of Style Master 4.5, and Adam looks at how Google has become a verb and lists some recent Take Control author and staff interviews. In the news, we welcome Mark/Space as a sponsor, cover the release of Opera 9 and SOHO Notes 5.5 (replacing StickyBrain), and point you toward a particularly hilarious week of posts at Crazy Apple Rumors.

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Mark/Space Sponsoring TidBITS

Mark/Space Sponsoring TidBITS -- We're pleased to welcome our latest long-term sponsor, the synchronization experts at Mark/Space, Inc. Mark/Space has been around as long as TidBITS, both having been founded in 1990, and for as long as I can remember, I've made a point of stopping by their trade show booths to say hello to Brian Hall, Mark/Space's president and CEO, and to see the latest cool handheld device he had managed to connect to the Mac

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Opera 9 Released

Opera 9 Released -- Opera Software has released Opera 9, the latest version of its traditionally quirky Web browser. In a world where browsers are included with the operating system (Internet Explorer under Windows, and Safari on Mac OS X) or available for free (the open-source Firefox), you might think it's crazy for a third-party company to develop a competing Web browser

Joe Kissell No comments

StickyBrain Replaced with SOHO Notes

StickyBrain Replaced with SOHO Notes -- Chronos LLC announced today that its highly regarded snippet keeper, StickyBrain, is being discontinued in favor of SOHO Notes, a product with a nearly identical interface but more features

Matt Neuburg No comments

Out to Launchd

Anyone who has ever run Activity Monitor (in the Utilities folder) and chosen Administrator Processes from the pop-up menu is aware that a Mac OS X computer is actually a hotbed of little programs that start automatically and whose purposes are probably unclear to most users

Adam Engst No comments

Google Becomes a Verb

Trademark lawyers everywhere are shaking their heads in dismay, as the Oxford English Dictionary has now added Google's company name to the dictionary as a verb

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/10-Jul-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. The Mystery of the Burnt Thighs -- Readers suggest alternatives for keeping a hot laptop cool