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WWDC 2013 Dates Announced, Tickets Sell Out in 2 Minutes

Apple announced that WWDC 2013 will take place from June 10th through 14th in San Francisco. But don’t book your travel arrangements — the show sold out in 2 minutes.Show full article

“Take Control of Dropbox” Helps You Learn and Teach Dropbox

Our latest book by Joe Kissell looks hard at the popular Dropbox file-sharing service, and explains both the best ways to use it and how to avoid common mistakes. For those of you who already know Dropbox well, a “Teach This Book” chapter includes links to special materials that will help you teach others how to use Dropbox better.Show full article

Apple Q2 2013 Results Show Higher Revenues, Lower Profits

In a call that alternated between statistics and cheerleading, Apple reported a record-breaking $43.6 billion in second-quarter revenues, albeit with declining profits — a mere $9.5 billion.Show full article

Betaworks Takes over Instapaper

The Instapaper read-it-later clipping service will be developed in the future by Betaworks, a Web site incubator that has purchased a majority interest in the product from its developer, Marco Arment.Show full article

Safari Updates Add Extra Layer of Java Protection

Apple recently updated Safari with a new security feature for managing Java plug-in usage on a site-by-site basis, and also updated Java itself for Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard.Show full article

Push-button Book Publishing with Leanpub

In our continual quest for better publishing tools, we’re trying a new service called Leanpub that lets anyone create a book from Markdown-formatted text files in a Dropbox folder and the click of a Publish button. (Well, it wasn’t quite that easy, so read on for the details.)Show full article

Who Will Make Our Devices in the Future?

The rise of tablets, the drop in PC sales, and the shift in profit in the smartphone market means a changing set companies to watch.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29 April 2013

Notable software releases this week include PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.0.2, CloudPull 2.4.1, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.5, and Typinator 5.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 29 April 2013

Three quick bits for you this week: news of yet another massive data breach, a chance to hear the voice of Alexander Graham Bell, and the results of a study that proclaims the 13-inch MacBook Pro to be the most reliable PC laptop.Show full article

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