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TidBITS#958/05-Jan-09

Happy New Year! We’re in San Francisco for Macworld Expo, and much of this week’s issue revolves around Apple’s December announcement that Steve Jobs will not be giving this year’s keynote and that Apple wouldn’t participate in future Macworld Expos. If that weren’t sufficiently shocking, there’s also Jobs’s open letter about his health problems. Nevertheless, we expect a good show, and we’re struck by the fact that not one but two documentaries about the world of the Macintosh will be screened at the show. Also this week, Jeff Carlson tells how he pressed his Apple TV into service on Christmas Eve to replace a recalcitrant MacBook, Adam reviews Circus Ponies NoteBook 3.0, and Glenn gets down and dirty with problems surrounding the digital certificates that secure Web-based transactions. In the Watchlist, we look at the releases of Audio Hijack Pro 2.9, Firefox 3.0.5, Camino 1.6.6, Norton Internet Security for Mac 4.0, Snapz Pro X 2.1.3, Hazel 2.2.4, PDFpen 4.0.3, Typinator 3.3, and Lightroom 2.2.

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