Safari 1.3 Supports CSS Attributes for Form Elements

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 18:27
Category: Software

SafariApple gives us an early gift with Safari 1.3 – WYSIWYG / rich text editing. Also known as CSS attributes for form elements, it’s a part of the new Safari 1.3 and 2.0 releases (1.3 for Panther, 2.0 in Tiger).
According to Dave Hyatt’s Blog:

Those of you running Panther can now update to 10.3.9. This update includes Safari 1.3 and new versions of WebKit, WebCore, and JavaScriptCore that contain thousands of improvements we’ve made to the engine since Safari 1.2.
What you are getting is all of the new standards support, new WebKit capabilites, site compatibility fixes and performance optimizations that are also present in Safari 2.0 for Tiger. The layout engines for the two are virtually identical.

Dave goes on to highlight some of the features in Safari 1.3 on his blog.
I’m still a Firefox 1.0.3 man myself, what about you?

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Transform Usenet into Cultivated Collections

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 15:58
Category: Software

Brainchild has released version 1.5 of Picture Patrol, a program for Windows and Mac OS that automatically extracts pictures from thousands of articles posted in Usenet newsgroups. Read More…

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Drew Hamlin Software Releases Typeset

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 13:52
Category: Software

Drew Hamlin Software today released Typeset, a brand new product for Mac OS X that lets you sit down and pick the perfect font for your presentation, logo, or design.
Typeset is a full-featured font viewing utility designed for the creative professional. It lets you view collections of installed fonts and compare all of your fonts to find the one you’re looking for. Typeset can flag fonts of particular interest, help you create and manage styles for how you view your collections, display more details about particular fonts including copyright and version information, and also find font files on your hard drive.
Typeset is available now as a free download for Mac OS X from and can be purchased for only US$19. The demo version places restrictions on flagged font and style counts.

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Links From Around the Web

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 09:44
Category: Archive

Some links from around the Web:
- A poor man’s Final Scratch explains how to make a turntable out of an old mouse.
- This Google Maps mod adds a 2D GIS ortho viewer written in Java.
- And if you can’t get enough Linux or Gmail combine the two and run Linux on Gmail.

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Mac OS 10.3.9 Introduces Java Segmentation Fault (Updated 3x)

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 09:24
Category: Software

Some users are reporting problems after installing Mac OS 10.3.9 and Apple has posted a workaround for the Java Segmentation error plaguing many users. Read More…

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Ask PowerPage: Olympus TDA and PowerBook

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 06:10
Category: Hardware

I am a lucky owner of a new Olympus R1018 TDA (tough digital assistant) and my main computer is a PowerBook. It comes with Windows ce.net or Linux. Since the Bluetooth support is not finished in Linux, I’ve settled for ce.net for now.
It took me quite a few hours but I did get the TDA hooked up to my Airport and I was able to surf the Web but Google Maps wouldn’t load! As far as I can tell, there is no file sharing or networking software that will let me move files back and forth to my PowerBook. I can ping one from the other, so they can see each other but I’m not sure what protocols are on the TDA. So that’s my first question, is how do I share files?
The second question pertains to the Bluetooth support. I’ve been able to see my BT device (it offers a serial port profile), but I can’t find a terminal program in the limited program menu of the TDA. The help says to go through the communications sub menu but that doesn’t exist. Is there a terminal program available that I can connect to a serial port device? Zterm?

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Ask PowerPage: PowerBook G4 Operating Temperature (Updated 3x)

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Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 2005, 00:03
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 15-Inch

PowerPage reader Phil asks:

What is the normal operating temperature of a PowerBook G4 15″ AL 1.25. Right now the CPU temperature is 138. The power Supply is 145. I never hear the fan. Is this normal? Here at work I drive a 20″ DVI LCD.

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