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TidBITS#838/17-Jul-06

Summer weather in the United States makes for good driving weather, and what better way to travel than with your favorite music? Adam takes a set of devices that let you play your iPod’s tunes in the car for a test drive. Also in this issue, Matt Neuburg gives a written presentation of Mousepose 2, Adam and Tonya are honored by inclusion in the MacTech 25 list, Adam looks at the release of NoteBook 2.1, and we announce the release of a print-on-demand version of "Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac." Lastly, check out this week’s DealBITS offer for BeLight Software’s Image Tricks.

Matt Neuburg No comments

Boinx’s Visible Cursor Gets Slicker

As someone who gives a lot of talks with a computer as a visual aid - not "slide" presentations with Keynote or PowerPoint, but live demonstrations, where I'm doing and discussing something on my computer, whose monitor is projected onto a screen at the front of the room - I am ever cognizant of the need to optimize the audience's viewing experience

Adam Engst No comments

Simple iPod/Auto Integration

When it comes to listening to an iPod, I find I'm interested in doing so only in very specific situations. There's an iPod in the bedroom, which helps Tonya and me go to sleep at night and wakes us up in the morning, and I've become quite fond of listening to the iPod's earbuds inside protective earphones while mowing the lawn

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News/17-Jul-06

Backups Ebook Updated to Cover Intel Macs and More -- Need a rock-solid, up-to-date backup strategy to protect your important data? Turn to version 1.3 of Joe Kissell's popular Take Control of Mac OS X Backups, which now extends its detailed discussion of different backup strategies, media, and software, along with over 20 pages of step-by-step directions for the popular Retrospect backup program

TidBITS Staff No comments

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/17-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. Erasing data on a "dead" drive -- When faced with a dead hard drive, how do you ensure that your sensitive data isn't compromised when sending the drive back for repair? Readers suggest several alternatives, from physically destroying the hard disk to swapping enclosures to determine the cause of the problem