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We’re back from our week off with a wide variety of articles, starting with a call to vote in the just-opened 2007 TidBITS Gift Guide Survey. If you’re already shopping, check out the MacSanta and Give Good Food to Your Mac software promotions. Adam continues the theme with a look at PandoraBoy, a new Mac application that makes it easier to listen to holiday music via the Pandora online music service, and Catalog Choice, a Web-based service that helps reduce the seasonal onslaught of unwanted paper catalogs. Focusing on the world of the Macintosh more closely, Rich Mogull explains how to protect yourself from the concerning QuickTime RTSP security vulnerability, and Andy Affleck reviews Ambrosia’s WireTap Studio. Glenn talks about how to get Back to My Mac working through recalcitrant routers, examines Webjimbo 2, and shares a hidden Leopard trick for learning more about nearby Wi-Fi networks. Lastly, we release a preview of “Take Control of Easy Backups in Leopard” to cover Time Machine, along with six bonus stories and a neat widget you can use to display TidBITS headlines on your blog or Web site!

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Listen to Music Online with PandoraBoy

If you like listening to music via the online music service Pandora, but hate the way it lives in your Web browser, check out the free PandoraBoy, which provides an interface directly to Pandora, along with global hotkey controls and Growl notifications.

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Punching a Hole for Back to My Mac

Back to My Mac can work with a little firewall configuration help, and Apple's provided some more detail that we explain how to use. Also, Apple confesses Back to My Mac's security weaknesses - at either end of the connection, not in the middle.

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Bonus Stories for 03-Dec-07

Bonus stories for this week's email issue include Glenn's report on a real breakfast with Fake Steve Jobs, Adam's rediscovery of Nisus Writer Pro for wrangling styled text into HTML, Matt's foray into iMovie, and updates to our Leopard Compatibility List.