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An ever-increasing number of people are becoming adherents of the Getting Things Done system of managing to-do items, and this week Matt Neuburg reviews Thinking Rock, a free application that’s one of the first to implement the GTD model directly. Also, Glenn Fleishman reports on Apple’s stock option woes and passes on a tip to prevent laptop insomnia. Then we’re joined by David Strom, who ponders the lessening difference between the real and the virtual worlds. In the news this week, we look at the releases of PocketMac for BlackBerry 4 and “Real World Mac OS X Fonts.”

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PocketMac for BlackBerry 4 Released

PocketMac last week released the latest version of its BlackBerry for Macintosh software, version 4.0. (For details on the previous version, see "Putting BlackBerries in Your PocketMac," 06-Feb-06.) The software is available at no cost to BlackBerry owners, paid for by Research in Motion (RIM), the firm that makes the BlackBerry device

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Virtual Reality or Real Virtuality?

The news of recent times has me confused, so let me see if I have this straight. We'll soon be seeing video games based on reality TV shows - you know, the shows that employ script writers to make sure the reality sounds real

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Get a Piece of the Thinking Rock

In his recent TidBITS article, "Getting Things Done With Your Macintosh" (24-Jul-06), Jeff Porten explains the general Getting Things Done (GTD) philosophy, and mentions some software that might be used or adapted for maintaining GTD lists

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Take Control News/09-Oct-06

"Real World Mac OS X Fonts" Encapsulates Font Ebooks -- Summer disappeared all too quickly for us this year, in part because of a major project we were working on to convert Sharon Zardetto Aker's "Take Control of Fonts in Mac OS X" and "Take Control of Font Problems in Mac OS X" into a print volume

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/09-Oct-06

Apple Updates iPods, Introduces Movies, Previews iTV -- Installing iTunes 7 on an older machine causes jerky video playback. What can be done to improve the quality? (3 messages) Using MySQL on a Mac -- Following last week's article on MySQL, TidBITS readers call out SQL utilities and resources, and ask about moving from FileMaker development