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Apple Sells Record Number of Macs for Q4 2007

Apple ended the fourth fiscal quarter of 2007 with a profit of $904 million on revenue of $6.22 billion, led by record sales of 2,164,000 Macs, 10.2 million iPods, and 1.1 million iPhones.Show full article

Apple Goes with Orange

Apple chooses Orange as the French carrier for the iPhone, but interesting questions remain.Show full article

iPhone Software Development Kit Set for February 2008

Steve Jobs writes a short note assuring his interest in allowing third-party development of programs for the iPhone (and, by the way, iPod touch), reminding us sternly of how dangerous mobile phone viruses and malware are, and setting a date for release of the software toolkit: February 2008.Show full article

Apple Cuts iTunes Plus Price to 99 Cents

iTunes Plus songs now cost just 99 cents, probably due to competition from Amazon.com's recently launched MP3 store, which charges 89 to 99 cents for the same music.Show full article

Apple Remote Desktop 3.2 Fixes Bugs

Apple has released Apple Remote Desktop 3.2 Admin and Client, fixing a variety of nagging bugs, improving performance in several situations, and adding Leopard compatibility.Show full article

QuicKeys X3 3.2 Updated for Leopard

If you use QuicKeys and are planning to upgrade to Leopard, make sure to install QuicKeys X3 3.2 first to ensure compatibility. You'll also find some new features and welcome bug fixes.Show full article

Solve Link-Clicking Problems When Reading PDFs

Few people have trouble viewing a PDF, but clicking links in PDFs is another story. If you've ever had trouble clicking a link in a PDF to go to a Web site, or have been nagged incessantly by Adobe Reader about visiting Web sites, read on for how to take control of your PDF-reading software. Show full article

It's Official: Leopard Ships on October 26th, 2007

Our speculation was correct: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard will go on sale on Friday, October 26th, 2007. Read on to learn about the specific times, prices, system requirements, and a hint about a Take Control ebook that's coming very soon.Show full article

The Best (and Worst) of Leopard

Leopard is about to pounce! Now that Apple has posted its list of 300 new features, I'm allowed to say which ones I like best (and which one I hate the most).Show full article

How Leopard Will Improve Your Security

Apple has focused a lot of attention on making Leopard more secure, and security analyst Rich Mogull looks at each of the promised features to explain how it will keep your data, your online communications, and your Mac safe.Show full article

Are Your Fonts Ready for Leopard?

If you're still hanging on to Classic, and to fonts that exist only in Classic, this might be a good time to straighten out any old font suitcases that you want to bring forward into Leopard.Show full article

Take Control News: Start Preparing for Leopard Now with New Ebooks

Now that Leopard's ship date has been announced, we can release "Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard: Early-Bird Edition" with 60 pages of advice on preparing for your Leopard upgrade and with a free update to the 100+ full ebook as soon as Leopard becomes available.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/22-Oct-07

TidBITS readers are talking this week about Leopard, Leopard, and Leopard, which (have you heard?) ships on Friday. But a few other topics, such as the end of AppleWorks and its file formats, iTunes Plus price cuts, and 3G iPhones are also on the table.Show full article

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