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TidBITS#896/17-Sep-07

iPhone news continues to grab headlines, with Apple providing the details on how early iPhone adopters can get their $100 credits, a tale about how using the iPhone headset while driving could get you pulled over, making the decision between an iPhone and an iPod touch, and Glenn’s scoop on the Devicescape Connect application for more easily connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots. But the Mac is far from dead, as Adam’s look at the Mac OS market share among students at Cornell University shows. Adam also looks at how iPhoto 7 finally plugs some glaring holes present since the first releases of the program and examines what the first public beta release of Eudora 8 means for normal users (not much, and Adam offers some thoughts on where the world of email is going). Finally, gather around the camp fire as security analyst Rich Mogull tells a scary ghost story about his efforts to exorcise demons from FileVault.

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Deciding Between the iPhone and iPod touch

Is buying an iPod touch a good way to get an iPhone without the phone capabilities? Or has Apple limited the iPod touch's capabilities too much, making the iPhone significantly more capable? What about using a prepaid plan or a hack to activate an iPhone without any plan?

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iPhoto 7 Fills Glaring Holes

iPhoto 7 may have added a variety of new features, but Adam zeroes in on a few improvements that fill glaring holes in the program since its release in 2002. Who could have guessed it would take Apple so many years to provide selective import and direct naming of photos?

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The Ghost in My FileVault

What do you do when gremlins infest your FileVault... and you're many timezones away from home and your backups? Security consultant Rich Mogull shares what it's like to eat your own encrypted dogfood while on the road.