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Increase Boom Volume Quickly

If you're using Boom to increase the volume on your Mac, you can change the amount to which Boom increases the volume quickly in two ways. Either use the slider available from Boom's menu bar icon, or enable and set hotkeys (Command-Shift-+ and Command-Shift-- by default). Then, when you need that push to 11, more volume is available at the click of the mouse or tap of the keyboard.

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Rogue Amoeba Sponsoring TidBITS

Rogue Amoeba Sponsoring TidBITS -- We're pleased to welcome our latest long-term sponsor, the audio utility company Rogue Amoeba Software. They're probably best known for Audio Hijack, which helps you record any audio from any application, and Audio Hijack Pro, which adds support for more audio formats, can enhance the incoming sound in a variety of ways, and much moreShow full article

Apple Reports $106 Million Fourth Quarter Profit

Apple Reports $106 Million Fourth Quarter Profit -- Apple Computer surprised both analysts and markets last week by announcing its strongest fourth quarter in nine years, with a $106 million profit on a whopping $2.35 billion in revenue for the company's final fiscal quarter of 2004Show full article

Apple Sells Its One Hundred and Fifty Millionth Song

Apple Sells Its One Hundred and Fifty Millionth Song -- Apple continued to remind everyone it's the 400-pound gorilla of the online music industry by announcing it has now sold over 150 million songs on its iTunes Music ServiceShow full article

Apple Opens Mini Retail Stores

Apple Opens Mini Retail Stores -- Further refining the retail experience of buying a Mac or iPod, Apple opened six new retail stores that feature a "mini" layout compared to existing storesShow full article

Take Control of Upgrading to Panther Now in Dutch

Take Control of Upgrading to Panther Now in Dutch -- Our untiring Dutch translation team has gone beyond translating TidBITS each week to bring Dutch-speaking Macintosh users a translation of Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Upgrading to Panther." As with our other translations, it's $7.50, with a third of the price going to the translatorsShow full article

TidBITS Night on The Mac Night Owl Live

TidBITS Night on The Mac Night Owl Live -- It was a TidBITS double-header on The Mac Night Owl Live radio show with Gene Steinberg on 15-Oct-04, as both Contributing Editor Matt Neuburg and I talked with GeneShow full article

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 1 Squishes Bugs

A few weeks ago, the PR person at Edelman who works with Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit contacted me to let me know that there would be an automatic update to the Microsoft AutoUpdate utility, a new part of Office 2004Show full article

Virtual PC 7 Finally Arrives in Microsoft Office

Microsoft has released a long-awaited update to Virtual PC, the emulation software acquired from Connectix over a year and a half ago. Virtual PC 7, which is available as a standalone product or as part of Microsoft Office Professional, boasts faster performance, better integration with the Mac's fast graphics processors, easier printing from Windows to the Mac's printer, and, perhaps most importantly, compatibility with the Power Mac G5. That Virtual PC was incompatible with Apple's flagship Power Mac G5 desktops gave a black eye to both Apple and Microsoft, so the mere resolution of this problem makes Virtual PC 7 newsworthyShow full article

Sense & Sensors in Digital Photography

In another incarnation I was a commercial photographer. At the end of that life I sold all of my studio equipment and all of my cameras save one, a Horseman 985, a contraption with a black bellows that resembles the Speed Graphic press cameras you see in pre-war moviesShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/18-Oct-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. Overwhelmed by TAO -- Following Matt Neuburg's article about TAO in TidBITS-750, a couple of readers wonder whether the outliner's interface hinders its utilityShow full article

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