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TidBITS#994/07-Sep-09

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard has been in the wild for two weeks now, and we’re starting to dig more into the update – including unexpected shortcomings. In this week’s issue, Matt Neuburg writes about how Snow Leopard no longer supports document creator codes, Adam tracks down problems clicking URLs in Preview, and Doug McLean reports on problems sending messages in Apple Mail and how to bring back missing Palm OS-syncing capabilities. On the flip side, Glenn Fleishman reveals hidden new features in the AirPort menu. In other news, Amazon finally does the right thing for Kindle owners whose George Orwell books were removed, and this week was big for telecommunications, with news of a forthcoming Vonage iPhone app, eBay selling Skype, and Adam making his iPhone and Mac work in tandem with Phone Amego. Notable software releases this week include BeLight Software Updates, Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 5, SOHO Labels 4.1, Teleport 1.0.2, Opera 10, Yojimbo 2.0, Omni Group Software Updates, Fetch 5.5.2, SuperDrive Firmware 3.0 Update, Apple Server 10.5.8 Update 1.1, Mac Mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2, HoudahGeo 2.3, Server Admin Tools 10.6, Scrivener 1.52, Apple Network Registration Update 1.0, ODBC Administrator Tool for Mac OS X, Aperture 2.1.4, and Gutenprint Printer Drivers for Mac OS X 10.6.

Doug McLean 20 comments

Apple Mail Sending Issues in Snow Leopard

In a recent KnowledgeBase article Apple acknowledges a bug that can cause some Apple Mail users to be unable to send messages in Snow Leopard. While the company has suggested workarounds, user forums indicate the fixes aren't working for everyone.

Doug McLean 3 comments

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 07-Sep-09

Notable software releases this week include BeLight Software Updates, Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 5, SOHO Labels 4.1, Teleport 1.0.2, Opera 10, Yojimbo 2.0, Omni Group Software Updates, Fetch 5.5.2, SuperDrive Firmware 3.0 Update, Apple Server 10.5.8 Update 1.1, Mac Mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2, HoudahGeo 2.3, Server Admin Tools 10.6, Scrivener 1.52, Apple Network Registration Update 1.0, ODBC Administrator Tool for Mac OS X, Aperture 2.1.4, and Gutenprint Printer Drivers for Mac OS X 10.6.

Jeff Carlson No comments

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 07-Sep-09

This week's TidBITS Talk discussions still focus on Snow Leopard, specifically incompatibility with Novell networks and PGP, and finding a replacement for Tex-Edit Plus. Also, readers talk about measuring how much data one downloads from an ISP, using iWork files with SugarSync and Dropbox, and making function keys work on an Apple aluminum keyboard.