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TidBITS#990/10-Aug-09

Security takes the lead in this issue with Rich Mogull’s explanation of why the iPhone 3GS hardware encryption is easy to circumvent, along with our coverage of Mac OS X 10.5.8 and GarageBand ’09 5.1, both of which contain security-related changes and other bug fixes. But after that, we have a wide variety of articles. Adam passes along news of two more Mac software bundles, and Glenn Fleishman notes the drop in ebook and hardware prices for the Sony Reader. Glenn also shares his thoughts about the latest App Store brouhaha and NewsGator’s poorly handled shutdown of RSS syncing capabilities for NetNewsWire. Apart from Microsoft updating Office 2008 to resolve a document opening bug, things were fairly quiet in the world of software updates, with the main notable updates being QuarkXPress 8.1 and Firefox 3.5.2.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 10-Aug-09

Readers this week are tracking recent Mac news items, such as the release of a higher-capacity Time Capsule, Apple's decision to reject the Google Voice app for the iPhone, NewsGator's surprise switch to Google Reader, and issues with Mac OS X 10.5.8. Also this week, readers talk about the Windows software that drives some Ford car dashboards, get help with AppleScript, relate experiences with Web hosting companies, and recommend printers.