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TidBITS#954/17-Nov-08

The iPhone and virtualization software hold sway in this issue, with Rich Mogull sharing the story of how he used his iPhone to avoid sleeping on an airport floor, Chris Pepper passing along methods of sending SMS messages for free, and David Strom comparing five applications for transferring files to an iPhone. On the virtualization front, last week saw both the release of Parallels Desktop 4.0 and our latest ebook, Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of VMware Fusion 2.” The rest of the issue is a grab bag: Glenn Fleishman looks at a new laptop recovery utility and the release of Safari 3.2, and Adam explains how he figured out how to make VoiceOver read an important button in the Take Control cart. In the TidBITS Watchlist, we cover Firefox 3.0.4, Coda 1.6, PDFpen 4.0.2, iLife Support 8.3.1, and NeoOffice 2.2.5 Patch 3. Finally, please welcome our latest sponsor, MacSpeech, and note that the next issue of TidBITS will appear 01-Dec-08.

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Parallels Releases Parallels Desktop 4.0

The latest version of Parallels Desktop features performance improvements, enhanced usability features, and bundled software for security, backups, and disk partitioning. It also now supports Mac OS X Server, 64-bit operating systems, and capabilities that will be found in Intel's next generation of processors.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/17-Nov-08

This week's TidBITS Talk discussions touch on a broad range of topics: the number of audio files the iTunes Store serves up, viewing PDFs on an iPhone or iPod touch, experiences with PGP, using an unlocked iPhone as a modem, converting AIFF files to MP3, and the differences between Safari and WebKit.