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Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day -- Here in the U.S., it's a national holiday - Martin Luther King Day. Despite the fact that offices and schools are closed, it's not a holiday that invites the drawing inward of many other holidaysShow full article

Apple Posts $63 Million First Quarter Profit

Apple Posts $63 Million First Quarter Profit -- Apple Computer posted a $63 million profit on just over $2 billion in revenue for its first fiscal quarter of 2004, boosted by strong sales of laptop computers and increasingly obligatory iPod digital music playersShow full article

AppleWorks Updates Span Platforms

AppleWorks Updates Span Platforms -- Apple has released a trio of minor updates for AppleWorks, its integrated productivity software that includes word processor, spreadsheet, page layout, graphics, database, and presentation capabilities, as well as compatibility with Microsoft Office file formatsShow full article

iCal 1.5.2 Released

iCal 1.5.2 Released -- Apple today updated iCal, its calendar and personal organizer application, to version 1.5.2. The Info drawer is now optionally detachable, you can assign alarms or add notes to To-Do items, and alarms now include an option to display a message 15 minutes before the alarm goes offShow full article

Give Me Death and Give Me Liberty

Give Me Death and Give Me Liberty -- Research Software Design's bibliography and note-taking program Papyrus was reviewed four years ago in "Best Footnote Forward: Papyrus 8.0.7" in TidBITS-514; a couple of years later, development ceasedShow full article

DealBITS Drawing: Cocoatech

Could there be a more difficult program to compete with than the Finder? After all, it's not just ubiquitous, but for most people, it is the Macintosh interfaceShow full article

Spam Volume Increases, Habeas Spoofed

The volume of spam I receive has continued to rise inexorably, to the point where I'm averaging between 500 and 600 spam messages per day, and that's just what's getting past our rather conservative server-side filters (including the MAPS RBL+)Show full article

Apple Clarifies Logic at NAMM

At last week's NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, Apple Computer announced a repackaging of its Logic professional audio applications to follow a two-tiered approach, just like Apple's Final Cut video editing productsShow full article

Macworld Expo SF 2004 Superlatives

Apple may set the agenda for Macworld Expo with Steve Jobs's leadoff keynote, and a few developers may receive a few minutes of keynote time (as did Microsoft's Roz Ho, who said at the end of her presentation that - take note for the future - "we're looking forward to another 20 great years of working together"), but many of the most interesting products are to be found only on the show floorShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/19-Jan-04

Alternative word processors -- It's largely a Word world, but alternatives to Microsoft's dominant word processor abound on the Mac - depending on what you need, of courseShow full article

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