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Apple Reports Strong Q2 2007 Financials

Thanks to the holiday sales that boost Q1 profits, there's no way Apple's second quarter results could have competed with Q1 2007's record-setting numbers (see "Apple Posts $1 Billion Profit for Q1 2007," 2007-01-22), but they're still awfully strong

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Virtualization Options Expand

For those interested in running Windows on an Intel-based Mac, this week brought two interesting announcements. First, in the ongoing battle of one-upmanship between Parallels and VMware, Parallels announced a new initiative to help developers package and distribute virtual appliances - prepackaged virtual machines containing a full operating system and applications, configured to perform specific tasks and ready to run without any setup

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Two Online Backup Services Announce Public Betas

In "Online Backup Options Expand" (2007-04-09), I mentioned two potentially promising online backup services - Mozy and Bandwagon - that were not quite ready for prime time

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AirPort Extreme N Firmware 7.1 Update

Just days after we published "Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Extreme Network," Apple released an extremely minor firmware upgrade related to a pair of security issues with the AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n (Extreme N, as I call it)

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FutureBITS: Sweet Batteries, Faster P2P, Nanofiber Displays

Predicting the future is a tricky thing, but as the late Macintosh writer Cary Lu once noted, all the technology we'll see in products in the next five years is being worked on in research labs today

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Adobe Ships Creative Suite 3, Offers Video Betas

Adobe's recently announced revisions to its flagship design, Internet, interactivity, video, and page layout software collectively sold as Creative Suite 3 (CS3) are now shipping (see "Adobe Announces Creative Suite 3 Plans, Pricing, Dates," 2007-04-02)

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The Mystery of the Leopard Ship Date: Solved

[The scene fades in on a dark street. A man is slumped against a streetlight, its yellow glow illuminating his rumpled suit and battered fedora. He straightens, and as he walks off down the sidewalk, subtly taking in his surroundings, he speaks in a low, rough voice, hardened with frustration.] Thursday night, and I had failed

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Apple Announces Final Cut Studio 2, Final Cut Server

Kicking off the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference this week, Apple reinvigorated its line of professional video applications, which will collectively be bundled as Final Cut Studio 2

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Nisus Writer Pro Released to Public Beta

I used to be a huge fan of Nisus Software's Nisus Writer in the classic Mac OS days. In fact, producing TidBITS each week relied on a collection of Nisus Writer macros I'd written

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Apple Introduces Eight-Core Mac Pros

For those who have been waiting for new Mac desktops to land, Apple has one message: eight is great. Last week the company added an 8-core Intel Xeon processor configuration to the Mac Pro

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Apple Reports $472 Million Q3 2006 Profit

Apple Reports $472 Million Q3 2006 Profit -- Apple continued its succession of profitable quarters by announcing a $472 million profit for the third financial quarter of 2006, based on revenues of $4.37 billion

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Adobe & Apple & Ted & Alice

As if the recent pendulum-like events in the Soviet Union weren't confusing enough, Apple and Adobe, the on-again, off-again adversaries in the type wars, have announced that they've signed a letter of intent that calls for the inclusion of Adobe Type 1 font technology within a future version of System 7. Apple's 20 August press release states that the rasterizer technology that has been sold as Adobe Type Manager since October of 1989 will soon be incorporated into the Macintosh system software

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Shades of Hope & Glory

Sometimes priceless news can be found in places where you least expect them. BusinessWeek, Oct 15, has these interesting nuggets (all literal quotes from that issue): BusinessWeek half-admits that a policy of "licensing portions of Apple's proprietary OS to outside manufacturers, to broaden the Mac market" is being considered

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3.5″ Erasable Optical Due

The first 3.5" erasable optical drive was announced recently by Pinnacle Micro Inc., which claims that the drive's average seek time is a mere 28 milliseconds, far below that offered by the 5.25" standard erasable optical disks