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TidBITS#997/28-Sep-09

This week’s issue is once again packed with Mac and iPhone goodness, anchored by an article revealing even more hidden refinements in Snow Leopard. But Jeff Carlson also walks you through how to use the just-enabled MMS service from an iPhone, Glenn Fleishman reviews the new myPantone color exploration app for the iPhone, and guest contributor Pete Resnick explains how he restored proper keyboard scrolling behavior to Microsoft Word 2008. In the news, a TidBITS reader reports contact from Apple regarding the widespread SuperDrive problems, Google adds Gmail push support to Google Sync, and we publish the fourth edition of our best-selling ebook, Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Mac OS X Backups.” Notable software releases this week include iTunes 9.0.1, NetNewsWire 3.2, Nicecast 1.9.9, Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.4, Airfoil 3.3.4, Phone Amego 1.0.5, Logic Pro 9.0.1, Logic Express 9.0.1, Main Stage 2.0.1, HP Printer Drivers for Mac OS X 10.6, TweetDeck v0.30.5, and Quicken 2007 Certificate Updater.

Mark H. Anbinder 3 comments

Google Offers Push Gmail and Google Sync to iPhone

For over a year the iPhone has supported "push" mail delivery, instant delivery of new email messages, but not for the popular Gmail service. Google Sync for iPhone and iPod touch now offers push email, contacts, and calendars, via Microsoft's ActiveSync protocol. The catch? You can only do this with one mail account at a time.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 28-Sep-09

Readers are busy in this week's TidBITS Talk discussions, covering recent articles such as the availability of HP printer drivers, Gmail push service to iPhones, and widespread SuperDrive problems. They're also looking for help and solutions on topics ranging from making scrollbars reappear in Word, dealing with spotty behavior in Eudora, encrypting information on disk, recovering a deleted login keychain, troubleshooting RSS problems in Mail, extending an AirPort network, speeding up a sluggish Mac, scheduling software updates, and separating Web browser sessions.