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MacBook, MacBook Pro Software Update 1.0 Enables Journaling

Apple has released MacBook, MacBook Pro Software Update 1.0 to enable journaling on the hard disks of the latest laptop models.Show full article

iLife '08 Updated, iMovie Improved

Apple has released iLife Support 8.1, iPhoto 7.1, iDVD 7.0.1, GarageBand 4.1, and iWeb 2.0.2, but the most significant improvement to the iLife '08 suite is iMovie 7.1, which fills in some gaps left open in the transition between iMovie HD 6 and the rewritten iMovie.Show full article

Apple Updates iWork '08 and Core 2 Duo Mac Firmware

Continuing its recent update spree, Apple has released Keynote 4.0.1, Pages 3.0.1, and Numbers 1.0.1, as well as firmware updates for its Macs that run Intel Core 2 Duo processors.Show full article

Inching Towards Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac

Microsoft announces when Office 2008 for Mac will ship - and, surprise, it's in 2008. Also, pricing and upgrade protection are revealed.Show full article

Cheap UK Wi-Fi Access Offered for iPod touch

It's not free, but if you're a UK iPod touch user, you might want to look into The Cloud's inexpensive Wi-Fi access plan.Show full article

iPhone 1.1.1 Adds Features and Updates Security

A new firmware release for the iPhone fixes numerous security problems, while adding subtle features, such as the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, and a switch that lets you avoid expensive overseas data charges.Show full article

Apple Expo Paris 2007 Impressions

What happens when a veteran of umpteen Macworld Expos visits Apple Expo in Paris? Are Mac vendors more exciting in French?Show full article

Amazon MP3 Takes on the iTunes Store

With the public beta of Amazon MP3, online retail giant Amazon.com is giving Apple's iTunes Store a run for its money. Is the elegance and breadth of the iTunes Store enough to beat Amazon MP3's DRM-free music, 256 Kbps encoding, and lower prices?Show full article

Staff Roundtable: Apple Should Do No Harm to iPhones

Apple has come under fire for "bricking" unlocked iPhones - rendering them unusable - with the latest iPhone update. Is that reasonable behavior? Our editors universally think not, and they aren't wild about the way Apple has made it difficult to develop native applications for the iPhone either.Show full article

Take Control News: The Latest Ways of Protecting Your Data

Our best-selling Take Control ebook - Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Mac OS X Backups" - has just received a free update, bringing it current with the latest on Internet backup services, NDAS and Blu-ray devices, and CrashPlan. Remember, data loss is a question of "when," not "if."Show full article

Take Control News: Joe Kissell Talks Turkey

In this important update from Take Control, we address the pressing issue of candied sweet potato sauce compatibility with the 2007 Thanksgiving feasting season. No really. For a geekly approach, check out Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner," our most unusual ebook.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/01-Oct-07

This week in the TidBITS Talk forums, readers continue to tackle the ethics of hacking the iPhone, consider waiting for Leopard to arrive before buying a new Mac, and share their experiences with Yugma, iMovie, and Retrospect, and more.Show full article

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