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Review: BBEdit 9.02

Additions to the venerable text editor will thrill long-time users, but hard-core HTML coders could still find some things lacking.

Path Analyzer Pro Premier 2.6

Path Analyzer Pro is a good choice for networking geeks who want a visual tool that goes further than Terminal commands for analyzing traceroutes. But for the rest of us, Path Analyzer Pro’s potential remains out of reach without a guide to its power.

Notes from DevCamp: Developers tackle iPhone apps

Developers gathered in San Francisco this weekend to share their iPhone knowledge, brainstorm about future ideas, eat a lot of pizza, and crank out Web-based applications for Apple's new mobile phone. Dori Smith was there and files this report.

Coda 1.0.3

If you don’t own any Web development programs yet and are looking to start hand-coding Web sites, Coda is a good first step. Otherwise, wait for subsequent versions before tossing out familiar programs.

BBEdit 8.5

If you use version 8.0 to 8.2 of BBEdit, the $30 upgrade to 8.5 is well worth it. If you’ve got an older version, it may be the best $40 you’ll spend on software.

Spinning a Better Web

In the pages that follow are tips for using the latest versions of Safari and Firefox, advice on picking the Mac-compatible blogging tool that’s right for you, and a guide to the best low-cost and free Web-building tools out there. Add all that to this issue’s review of the latest browsers, and it’s everything you need to know about the Web today.

The best blogging tools for the Mac

A new Weblog is born every second—clearly demonstrating that blogging has gone mainstream. And each month brings a slew of new tools that can help you make your Web pages more beautiful, more interesting, and easier to use. Our first in a four-part series offers advice on picking the blogging tool that’s right for you.

Tiger Secrets: Troubleshooting and Terminal

You don't have to be a geek to find these tips handy. Whether you're battling backup crashes on .Mac or searching for lost files, these tips on troubleshooting and Terminal will give you some clever ways to crack Tiger's code.

Whip up a widget

Sure, you can download a widget that finds the nearest Pizza Hut or that flips a virtual coin. But what if you simply want to keep track of the days until your next vacation? You don’t have to settle for downloaded widgets when it’s so easy to make your own.

Tiger Secrets: Communication tools

Part five of our six-part series takes a look at TIger's core communication tools: Address Book, iCal and Mail. They not only keep you in touch with the world, but also provide the means to keep your busy life organized.

Tiger Secrets: Dashboard confidential

Dashboard—the Tiger feature that added the term widget to every Mac user’s vocabulary—gives you quick access to handy utilities such as traffic trackers, Stickies, and more. But if you’re not careful, dealing with all your widgets can become an unmanageable task. These tips should put you back in charge.

Tiger Secrets: Preview

Macworld sent in a team of specially trained spies to uncover Tiger’s deepest, darkest secrets. Our third installment deals with Preview. Tiger’s viewer application can do more than just perform basic tasks. It can also edit images, capture screenshots, display folder images and much more.

Tiger Secrets: Spotlight

Our second installment deals with Spotlight. From lost files to smart folders, our experts show you how to get the most out of Tiger’s potent search tool.

Tiger Secrets: System settings

The first of our six-part series deals with system settings. Whether you’re new to the Mac or a seasoned veteran, our experts have tips that will help you get the most out of Tiger.

Dashboard: Widget (In)Security

A new Web page documents an issue with Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger's new Dashboard feature that, left unchecked, could potentially be exploited by malware developers, according to the page's author. The exploit is described and demonstrated on a page called Zaptastic: Blueprint for a widget of mass destruction. Going by the nom de plume of, the author has described how Safari 2.0's default preference settings could lead users to unwittingly download and install a Dashboard widget.