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Apple Posts $410 Million Q2 2006 Profit

Apple Posts $410 Million Q2 2006 Profit -- Time to break out the tip jar: Apple reported just second-best performance for its second financial quarter of 2006. Then again, maybe Steve Jobs and company won't be penniless anytime soonShow full article

Apple Updates GarageBand, iWork, and More

Apple Updates GarageBand, iWork, and More -- Apple posted a trio of updates while TidBITS was on hiatus last week. GarageBand 3.0.2, according to the company's terse announcement, "addresses issues with video handling, podcast exporting, and importing QuickTime markersShow full article

LaunchBar 4.1 Adds Scripts and Dictionary Lookups

LaunchBar 4.1 Adds Scripts and Dictionary Lookups -- Objective Development has released LaunchBar 4.1, the latest version of their highly useful (and for some of us, utterly essential) keyboard-based launching utilityShow full article

MacBook Pro Line Adds 17-inch Size

Apple marked the first day of this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas by introducing a 17-inch version of the Intel processor-based MacBook Pro lineShow full article

Apple to "Take Back" Macs for Recycling

Apple has announced it is expanding its technology recycling program: beginning in June 2006, Apple will offer free recycling and disposal of old computers to U.SShow full article

Adobe Confirms Future Universal Acrobat, Creative Suite

Adobe Systems's CEO Bruce Chizen announced that the company will deliver universal binaries of their flagship design and production products by the end of the second quarter of 2007, according to IDG News ServiceShow full article

Tools We Use: Backdrop

Part of writing about the Mac involves taking screenshots - lots and lots of screenshots. Anyone can snap a screenshot by pressing Command-3 to capture the entire screen or Command-4 to specify an area to be captured, but when you're creating hundreds of images, those tools are too bluntShow full article

ExpressCard on the Horizon

MacBook Pro owners have been on the bleeding edge of portable technology, but I'm not talking about the new Intel processor. Apple replaced the aging PC Card interface with an ExpressCard slot, which has so far remained empty because there are no shipping ExpressCard devices for itShow full article

Windows XP Licensing for the Apple Boot Camper

Over at The Seattle Times, you can read a long feature I wrote about installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 in three ways on an Intel iMac: with Boot Camp, via Parallels, and using QShow full article

Take Control News/01-May-06

50 Percent Off Spring Ebook Sale! Here in upstate New York, spring is in the air, we're back from vacation, and we're feeling lighthearted. For the next week (through 08-May-06), you can save 50 percent off any order of Take Control ebooksShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/01-May-06

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. Mac malware checkerShow full article

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