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TidBITS#980/01-Jun-09

After a week off, we have oodles of Mac- and iPhone-related content for you. Rich Mogull leads off with an explanation of how to protect yourself from a five-month-old Java vulnerability, and Jeff Carlson suggests that the just-released iTunes 8.2 may mean that we’ll see an iPhone 3.0 Software release at WWDC. Matt Neuburg waxes poetic about how ClickToFlash speeds up Safari, Adam explains how to expand password-protected Zip archives and passes on news of a straightforward Mac software bundle, and Glenn walks through AT&T’s roadmap for faster cellular data connectivity. We were busy with ebooks during our TidBITS hiatus, so if you haven’t already seen them, check out Adam’s new “iPhoto ’09: Visual QuickStart Guide,” along with Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac, Second Edition” and “Take Control of Troubleshooting Your Mac” version 1.1 update. Notable software releases since our last issue include iWork ’09 9.0.2, MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.3, MacSpeech Dictate 1.5.1, HoudahSpot 2.5, Cover Stream 2.6, Little Snitch 2.1.3, BusySync 2.2, Checkup 2.2, TextExpander 2.6.2, Adium 1.3.4, and Dialectic 1.4.1.

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Two New Ebooks on Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Mac

There's no lack of advice available for how to run your Mac efficiently and solve pesky problems, but it's scattered all over the Internet. Our latest Take Control ebooks, both by Joe Kissell, provide a well-organized, go-to source for a comprehensive Mac maintenance plan and effective advice for handling any problems that might arise.

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New Ebook Offers Complete iPhoto Documentation

For complete documentation of iPhoto '09, you can now turn to Adam's latest book: "iPhoto '09: Visual QuickStart Guide," available in both ebook and print forms. It has full coverage of all of iPhoto's features, both the new (Faces, Places, slideshows, Web publishing) and the old (importing, editing, printing).