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Questions Raised by Lion’s App Store Installation Requirement

Apple says Lion will be available only as a download from the Mac App Store. That leaves a lot of questions unanswered about installation for those who don’t have Snow Leopard installed or lack a high-speed Internet connection. Plus, what about reinstalling in case of problems?

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Lion Details Revealed with Shipping Date and Price

At the Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple provided a few new details about Mac OS X Lion, while committing to a July delivery date and a price tag of just $29.99.

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Do More While Typing Less with “Take Control of TextExpander”

TidBITS contributor and Take Control author Michael E. Cohen has fallen under the spell of Smile’s 5-star rated text expansion software, TextExpander. His latest ebook, “Take Control of TextExpander,” explains why.

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Apple Previews New Features in iOS 4.3

Apple has let the cat out of the bag about iOS 4.3. Here’s a look at what’s coming, including faster Safari performance, iTunes Home Sharing, better AirPlay, and a personal hotspot feature.

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iPad 2: Faster, Thinner, Lighter, and Bicameral

Apple has announced the iPad 2, featuring an industrial design that’s slightly thinner and lighter. It also includes a new A5 processor, front- and rear-facing cameras, a gyroscope, and, optionally, a new Smart Cover and Digital AV Adapter. Storage capacities, battery life, and prices all remain the same.

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TidBITS Editors on Video at Macworld 2011

Despite being a somewhat shy species in their native habitat, TidBITS editors were captured on video all over the Macworld 2011 event. We’ve collected all of the videos for your viewing pleasure.

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Cool Products at Macworld 2011

One of the best parts of Macworld Expo is seeing cool new products, and although there weren’t many on the Mac side of things, the iPhone and iPad have done wonders for releasing industrial design creativity. Read on for our picks.

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TidBITS Gift Guide 2010

Generosity is a virtue, but it’s possible—even easy—to go overboard in a materialistic age. This year, we’re recommending several bits-not-atoms gifts, experiences instead of objects, and quick downloads for those of you who are looking to cut down on stuff or who need last-minute Chanukah gifts.

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What’s New for the iPad in iOS 4.2.1

Upgrading your iPad to iOS 4.2.1? Here’s a look at what the new features mean to you, especially if you haven’t already been enjoying many of the general iOS 4 features on an iPhone or iPod touch.

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MacBook Air Loses Hard Drive and Debuts at $999

A pair of revised MacBook Air models are the result of a “hookup” between a Mac and an iPad, Steve Jobs says. The new MacBook Air comes in two sizes and starts at $999. All models sport solid-state memory for faster performance, lighter weight, and longer battery life.

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Apple Reveals iOS 4 and More at WWDC 2010 Keynote

At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Steve Jobs once again delivered a keynote designed to shock and awe the assembled developers, introducing the iPhone 4, iOS 4, an update to iBooks, and a new video conferencing app called FaceTime.

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TidBITS Staffers Recall How They Got Their Starts

Some TidBITS editors have written for the publication for nearly its entire history, while a few are relative newbies - this means you, Rich Mogull and Doug McLean. The staff peers into the past to remember how they were sucked into this venture, and what it has meant to them.

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Apple Brings Intel Core i5/i7 to MacBook Pro

Remember those real notebook computers that Apple makes? Like the MacBook Pro? Well, Apple has been working on them too, and the company has now released new 13-, 15-, and 17-inch models of the MacBook Pro, introducing new Intel processors, faster graphics performance, and better battery life, among much else.

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Apple Previews Major New Features in iPhone OS 4

It was an iPhone OS blowout, with Apple announcing more features than it could even begin to cover for the upcoming 4.0 release of the operating system for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Key among the features: specific multitasking capabilities, folders for app organization, and iBooks for iPhone and iPod touch. In-app iAd advertisements were also previewed, enterprise features explained, and gaming options given a boost. iPhone OS 4 is coming this summer for the iPhone and iPod touch and in the fall for the iPad, but not all older models can be upgraded.

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Four Changes We Want to See from Apple in 2010

Now that Apple has announced the iPad, we have the brain space to look forward to what else Apple might do - nay, what we'd like to see Apple do - in 2010.