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Apple Q3 2013 Results Repeat Higher Revenues and Lower Profits

Apple’s revenues continue to rise, but the company’s profits are falling as its margins shrink. Show full article

Revisiting the Paperless Office with Joe Kissell

Joe Kissell returns to the topic of the paperless office three years later with new information about improvements in technology and online services that can help readers reduce paper proliferation and see their desktops again.Show full article

Chapter 6 of “Take Control of Your Digital Photos” Available

When it comes to finding a particular photograph of the Space Needle in your haystack of digital photos, you’ll have a hard time unless you follow the advice about assigning keywords and other metadata in the sixth chapter of Jeff Carlson’s “Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” now available to TidBITS members. Jeff explains how to choose and assign keywords, fix incorrect dates, and apply geotags to your photos in each of the four main photo-management apps.Show full article

The Case for a Low-end Plastic iPhone

It’s looking increasingly likely that Apple is readying a cheaper iPhone with a plastic case instead of the glass-and-aluminum case of the current line. But why not just sell the iPhone 5 at a discount once the presumed iPhone 5S appears? Josh Centers digs into the numbers to explain why.Show full article

Work Around a Broken iPhone Button with AssistiveTouch

Apple’s accessibility features in iOS aren’t just for the disabled. Josh Centers shows how AssistiveTouch can help get you out of a hardware jam.Show full article

FunBITS: Motion Control Games on Your iPhone

Two new titles demonstrate exciting new possibilities for the iPhone and Apple TV as gaming platforms.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 29 July 2013

Notable software releases this week include Hazel 3.1.3, along with DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.6.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 29 July 2013

This week in ExtraBITS, Bob Mansfield, Apple’s SVP of Technologies, has left the executive team at Apple, but is sticking around for “special projects.” After over a week of downtime, Apple’s Developer Center is mostly back online, with a new status page to track the availability of individual systems. If you have an old Newton sitting around, we have a guide on how to sync it with a modern Mac. Finally, Apple is reporting that there are now over a billion podcast subscriptions in the iTunes Store — a landmark number for the new medium.Show full article

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