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TidBITS#934/23-Jun-08

As the heat of the summer kicks in, Adam turns his attention to the just-released Firefox 3 and finds it full-featured and surprisingly capable after the previous version, which could barely be considered a Macintosh application. Meanwhile, it’s Glenn Fleishman’s fate to explain complex Internet technologies, such as why there are public and private IP addresses, how to tell which your network has, and what that means for using Apple’s Back to My Mac service. Jeff Carlson changes gears entirely, and talks about how AppleCare once again proves its worth by providing a replacement battery for his MacBook Pro. In the TidBITS Watchlist this week, we look briefly at the releases of CrossOver Mac 7.0, the Xserve EFI Firmware Update 1.1, ConceptDraw Office, and Growl 1.1.4.

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Firefox 3 Bounds Forward

Firefox 3, the latest version of the Web's second most popular browser, looks like a significant upgrade, with features like bookmark tags and increased performance making Adam wonder if it deserves to be his default browser.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-June-08

Readers are talking about old Macs this week, wondering which versions of the Mac OS can run on outdated systems (and whether it's worth the trouble). Other discussions focus on the iPhone 3G (its industrial design and performance in Australia), using online banking within Quicken 2007, possibilities for next year's Snow Leopard release, using Entourage with MobileMe, removing items from the Recent Items list, and more.