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TidBITS#840/31-Jul-06

Do you spend more time trying to stay organized than actually accomplishing what’s on your list? Jeff Porten returns this week with some concrete steps for implementing the Getting Things Done organizational system. AppleCare owners can download a disk image to make a bootable CD that contains a universal binary of TechTool Deluxe. We also note the releases of a Bluetooth Mighty Mouse and Mark/Space’s The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile 5, along with news of a MacBook Pro battery recall and a new version of Audio Hijack Pro that simplifies recording voice over IP phone calls for podcasts.

Adam Engst No comments

Back End Transition Postponed

Other deadlines prevented us from completing our testing of our new back end system, but we've rescheduled for this coming week. Keep your fingers crossed that TidBITS #841 will be generated and delivered using our new system

Matt Neuburg No comments

AppleCare Provides Bootable TechTool CD

Apple's dependence upon third-party software has long been a major weakness of the AppleCare Protection Plan. For years, AppleCare purchasers have complained that the package included a Micromat TechTool Deluxe CD that either wouldn't boot the computer for which AppleCare had been purchased or (worse) would boot it but, when run, would damage the hard disk structure in such a way as to make the data unrecoverable

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Rogue Amoeba Hijacks Phone Calls More Easily

Audio Hijack Pro has been updated to better capture phone conversations. No, the folks at Rogue Amoeba haven't signed up with the NSA. Rather, they've recognized the ongoing interest in recording Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls, whether computer-to-computer or computer-to-PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network - you know, the real phone network). Audio Hijack Pro 2.7 bypasses a fairly wacky setup that I described for O'Reilly Networks last year, and worked with Andy Affleck-Williams to build into his "Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac" ebook, which I edited

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News/31-Jul-06

$10-off Parallels Desktop Coupon Extended -- The good folks at Parallels were kind enough to extend the $10-off coupon for Parallels Desktop in Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/31-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. Calling Mac Developers: Request for a Collaborative Editor -- Adam's article asking for a collaborative writing and editing application garners lots of suggestions