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Calling All Gift Suggestions!

Calling All Gift Suggestions! TidBITS has a holiday tradition of assembling reasonable Mac-oriented gift suggestions from readers. Usually, we collate these ideas, track down some details, add thoughts of our own, and publish the results in an article or even a special issue

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Electronic Phoenix Project

Last week, in TidBITS-450, I wrote about the demise of Emailer and problems with Apple's options. Briefly, continuing to develop Emailer would be expensive, marketing it as a commercial product would be unlikely to pay off, and giving it away would irritate developers

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Where Credit Is Due

Where Credit Is Due -- Last week in "TidBITS Talk and the TidBITS Talk Archive" in TidBITS-440, I mentioned "borrowing" an idea for a frame-based interface from a Web interface to a now-defunct discussion archive of the Frontier-Talk mailing list, developed by Acorn Software

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More Ethernet Network Details

Not surprisingly, readers deluged us with additional comments, questions, and details surrounding my article "Creating a Simple Ethernet Network" in TidBITS-446

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Delving Further into Mac OS 8.5

Last week in TidBITS-451, we took our first look at Mac OS 8.5 with a discussion of system requirements, installation, and prominent features like Sherlock, Appearance and Themes, and new Finder capabilities

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iMac Hoopla

No one will accuse Apple of missing the hoopla boat with the iMac. The curvaceous new consumer-level Macintosh splashed down on Saturday, 15-Aug-98 amid a flurry of special events, clever PR stunts, and news coverage

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Getting Started with Mac OS 8.5

The wait is over: with considerable fanfare, Apple last week released Mac OS 8.5, billing it as a smarter, faster version of the Mac OS with enhanced Internet integration and a raft of new features

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TidBITS Talk & the TidBITS Talk Archive

What follows is a true story. You'd never know it looking at him, but Adam Engst can be a manipulative individual. The Experiment -- Last April, Adam launched an experiment by starting the TidBITS Talk mailing list

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Ripped Off!

Let me tell you a story that highlights the importance of some of the issues surrounding backups and information security that I've been harping on in TidBITS lately. A Weekend Away -- Two weekends ago, on Saturday morning, Tonya and I were getting ready to visit friends for the weekend

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The Final Word on Multiple Monitors

If the Mac's support for multiple monitors weren't one of my favorite bragging points, I'd have stopped these notes long ago. However, useful information continues to trickle in, much of it on TidBITS Talk, and it's of sufficient interest to pass on here as well. First, Tarik Sivonen comments that an article by Chris O'Malley in PC Computing's May 1998 issue reviews 17-inch and 19-inch monitors, and more importantly, includes the results of usability testing and return-on-investment analysis