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TidBITS#952/03-Nov-08

The big news this week is that TidBITS publisher Adam Engst survived the New York City Marathon on Sunday, ensuring that there will be future issues. Turning to the stuff we really cover, AT&T is now offering free Wi-Fi to iPhone users, Apple has opened iPhone developer forums, and LogMeIn is testing a tool that lets you control remote computers via an iPhone or iPod touch. Returning to the world of the Mac, Adam relates at how it’s possible to put 6 GB of RAM in a MacBook or MacBook Pro, and Doug McLean reports on the unveiling of Netflix’s Mac-compatible Watch Instantly player. Also this week, Glenn Fleishman examines the ground-breaking legal settlement that will keep Google Book Search going. In the TidBITS Watchlist, we cover the releases of Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update, iKey 2.3.1, TextExpander 2.5, SpamSieve 2.7.2, and Fission 1.6.

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6 GB of RAM in a MacBook or MacBook Pro

Can you install more RAM in a MacBook or MacBook Pro than Apple says? It seems that you can go up to 6 GB, but not 8 GB. Those with Apple's newest laptop models should beware, though, since those extra few gigabytes will cost a pretty penny.

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Take Control News: Create Better AirPort Wireless Networks

With the addition of the Time Capsule and the 802.11n version of the AirPort Express, AirPort wireless networking has become all the more complex, but we document and demystify the topic with the 242-page "Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network," the third major rewrite of Glenn Fleishman's popular Take Control ebook about AirPort networking.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/03-Nov-08

This week's discussions take a geekier curve, with readers trying to determine which system processes are gobbling up CPU power and programming Python in a terminal shell under Windows. Also featured are discussions about installing Adeona for tracking a stolen laptop, sorting out versions of "Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network," and the implications of the recent Google Book Search legal settlement.