TidBITS is 18 this week! That’s at least 234 in Internet years, but we’re not slowing down any time soon. To celebrate, Adam takes a stroll down memory lane to see just how far the Macintosh world has come since 1990, and we offer a special 50-percent-off sale for all Take Control ebooks. Also this week, Glenn uses TheCodingMonkeys’ Port Map to punch holes in his network (in a sensitive, New Age way, of course), and also runs down the latest “unlimited” calling plan, this time from voice-over-IP provider Skype. We also cover the releases of Safari 3.1.1 and BusySync 2.0, and, in the TidBITS Watchlist, look briefly at updates to Apple TV, Mactracker, 1Password, Teleport, Camino, Interarchy, ConceptDraw, Google Earth, and Typinator.
The WebKit vulnerability that brought down a MacBook Air at last month's CanSecWest security conference has been patched in Safari 3.1.1, an update that also delivers a few other security enhancements.
To celebrate of the 18th anniversary of TidBITS, we're offering a 50% discount on all Take Control and Macworld Superguide ebooks through next Tuesday, April 29th.
BusySync 2.0 is now available, adding Google Calendar support and improving the utility for sharing iCal calendars among multiple Macs across networks.
Skype launches a set of plans that allow unmetered calling - up to 10,000 minutes per month - to landlines in 34 countries, with prices that start at a few dollars a month for a single country or $9.95 per month for all countries.
Port Map lets you open up access to services running on your local network so you - or anyone else, if you so desire - can access them from anywhere on the Internet.
TidBITS turns 18 this week, and Adam celebrates by looking back at Mac news in each of our anniversary issues to track just how far we've come since 1990.
Notable software releases so far this week include Typinator 3.0, Google Earth 4.3, ConceptDraw 7.6, Interarchy 9.0.1, Camino 1.6, Teleport 1.0.1, 1Password 2.5.13, and Mactracker 5.0.2.
TidBITS Talk readers are focused on email, discussing the switch from Eudora to Mail, preventing Mail from passing along calendar spam to iCal, and synchronizing multiple accounts. Other topics covered this week include moving from a Power Mac 8100 to the present, previewing images in the Finder, importing CDs in iTunes, playing music from an iPhone in the car, and IBM's new openness toward the Mac.