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SEC Reportedly Investigates Apple over CEO Health

The Wall Street Journal says that the SEC is looking into how Apple disclosed the health problems of Steve Jobs.Show full article

Apple Quietly Improves Low-End MacBook

Without fanfare, Apple has improved the specs of the white MacBook, the low-end $999 white polycarbonate laptop that remains in the product lineup alongside its shinier aluminum cousin. Most notably, the low-end laptop now features Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics, a dramatic upgrade from the Intel integrated graphics of earlier models.Show full article

Apple Posts $10.2 Billion Revenue for Q1 2009

Apple enjoyed its best quarterly revenue and earnings for the previous financial quarter, racking up a $1.6 billion profit on $10.2 billion in revenue.Show full article

Microsoft Plans Shift in Business, Thousands of Layoffs

Microsoft said it will shed as many as 10,000 current jobs, while adding as many as 3,000 new jobs as they shift from desktop systems to cloud computing and other businesses.Show full article

Yet Another Reason Not to Pirate Software

With a Trojan Horse appearing in pirated versions of iWork '09 last week, and reports of the same thing happening with pirated copies of Photoshop CS4, why would any sane person seek out pirated software?Show full article

Growl Offers System-Wide Notifications

Want to know what's going on with the many programs running on your Mac without having to check in on each one individually? The system-wide notification manager Growl provides a centralized way of displaying notifications from a wide range of apps.Show full article

The Mac Turns 25: Best Mac Ever?

For Macworld's 25th anniversary issue, Adam was asked to write 100 words on what he thought was the best Mac of all time. He, along with John Gruber and John Siracusa, chose the SE/30. How could such an elderly Mac rank as the best Mac ever? Here's the answer.Show full article

The Mac Turns 25: Our First Macs

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Macintosh, we've all taken a moment to think back to our first Macs, remembering what was good, what was bad, and just how cool it all was back then (although "back then" turns out to be a flexible concept).Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 26-Jan-09

Notable software releases this week include Default Folder X 4.1.1, QuickTime 7.6, Mellel 2.6, and Sandvox 1.5.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 26-Jan-09

Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week, ranging from news about the buggy Seagate drive firmware to articles related to the 25th anniversary of the Mac.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 26-Jan-09

This week's discussions focus on problems with the SugarSync online backup service, determining how many people are running Leopard, utilities to keep your monitor from dimming when viewing movies, specifying default views in the Finder, and conflicting advice from Apple's phone and in-person Apple Store support.Show full article

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