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iPhoto '09 Faces Bug Awaits Apple Update

A bug in iPhoto '09 has plagued many users trying to use the Faces face-recognition feature. Although no workaround is available, reports indicate Apple is working on an update. Show full article

New Ebooks Explain Snow Leopard User Accounts and File Sharing

We've updated our popular ebooks about user accounts and file sharing to provide all the latest information about Snow Leopard.Show full article

MacTech 25 Voting Through 31 October 2009

It's time once again to vote for your favorite geeks in the MacTech 25, a roundup of the people who contribute the most technical assistance to the Mac community.Show full article

MacBook Gains Plastic Unibody with Updated Specs

Apple has figured out how to make a seamless piece of polycarbonate for its revised entry-level MacBook model, adding a gesture-supporting Multi-Touch trackpad as on its more-expensive pro brethren.Show full article

Mac mini Updated and Given Server Configuration

The mighty microcomputer that's the Mac mini has been maxed out in two new models, one of which will provide an entry-level server option by bundling Mac OS X Server 10.6 with 1 TB of internal storage.Show full article

New iMac Models Receive Larger Screens, SD Card Slot

Updated iMacs sport edge-to-edge, LED-backlit, 21.5- and 27-inch displays, with an entry-level model starting at $1,199. Along with faster CPUs, more storage, and more RAM, Apple has added an integral SD card slot for importing images or video.Show full article

Apple Releases Magic Mouse, New Remote, Souped-Up Base Stations

Apple has replaced the much-maligned Mighty Mouse with a new wireless mouse that supports multi-touch gestures, and replaced the plastic Apple Remote with a new aluminum version. The firm also dramatically (but quietly) improved its Wi-Fi base stations.Show full article

Apple Reports $1.67 Billion Profit for Q4 2009

Record profits, iPhone unit sales, and Mac unit sales this quarter show Apple continuing to defy the reality of consumer and business spending in uncertain times.Show full article

Barnes & Noble's Nook Reads Books

Barnes & Noble has unveiled its Kindle competitor, the Nook. The Android-powered ebook reader, priced at $259, features two screens - one for viewing, one for touch-based navigation - and connects to both Wi-Fi networks and AT&T's cellular data network.Show full article

LaunchBar 5.0.1 Runs on Snow Leopard, Adds Clipboard History

Matt Neuburg lets you watch over his shoulder as he uses LaunchBar all day, every day.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Updates for 26 October 2009

Notable software releases this week include iPhoto2Twitter 1.6.1, Business Card Composer 5, SpamSieve 2.7.7, and CrashPlan 10.19.2009.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 26 October 2009

Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 26 October 2009

In this week's TidBITS Talk discussions, readers share problems with getting iPhoto to recognize the iPhone, react to our having published 1,000 issues, wonder why a MacBook Pro is running surprisingly hot, and discuss Apple's new Mac mini server option, the differences between the new MacBook and the MacBook Pro, international preferences under Tiger, and the oddly high cost of buying old Macs.Show full article

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