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Apple Posts Record Profits for Q4 2014

Over three years after the death of Steve Jobs, CEO Tim Cook has maintained Apple’s stratospheric growth, with record iPhone and Mac sales in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014.Show full article

OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8.1, and Apple Pay Have Arrived

Apple has released OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8.1, and Apple Pay.Show full article

Take Control of Yosemite Upgrades, New Features, and Sharing

On the same day Apple released OS X 10.10 Yosemite, we published three Take Control books to help readers upgrade successfully, get the most out Yosemite’s new features, and learn how to share nearly anything in nearly every imaginable situation.Show full article

Apple Launches iMac with Retina Display, Refreshes Mac mini

Apple has launched a stunning new iMac with a 5K Retina display, and has finally updated the long-neglected Mac mini.Show full article

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Expand the Line

After being leaked — by Apple! — the day before, the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 were formally announced last week. They feature evolutionary advancements and mark a broadening of the iPad product line.Show full article

Macworld Expo Mothballed after 30 Years

After a 30-year run, IDG World Expo has put Macworld Expo on hiatus, and while that doesn’t sound entirely final, we don’t expect it to return. Adam shares some thoughts about what caused IDG’s decision, and what we can expect to take Macworld Expo’s place.Show full article

iWork Updated for Yosemite and iCloud Drive

Concurrent with the release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple also released updates to its iWork apps on Mac and iOS, bringing iCloud Drive compatibility and other enhancements.Show full article

Moving to iCloud Drive

With the arrival of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iCloud documents are moving to Apple’s new iCloud Drive service — sometimes seamlessly, sometimes not. Here’s what happened when Michael Cohen upgraded to the new service.Show full article

iBooks Author Gains New Import Options

Joining the other updates pouring from Apple’s servers recently is one for iBooks Author 2.2, which brings some new templates, the capability to import an EPUB, and a collection of other enhancements to the ebook authoring software.Show full article

Examining iTunes 12’s New Interface

iTunes 12 gets flattened (in a design sense) with a spare, but functional user interface design for Yosemite. Agen Schmitz dives in to find where the sidebar and MiniPlayer have gone.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20 October 2014

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.2, Things 2.5, Coda 2.5, Parallels Desktop 10.1, Airfoil 4.8.10, Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.5, Scrivener 2.6, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.1, DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.2, SuperDuper 2.7.3, Apple Configurator 1.7, GarageBand 10.0.3, iMovie 10.0.6, LaunchBar 6.1.3, 1Password 5.0, and KeyCue 7.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 20 October 2014

This week in ExtraBITS, Adam Engst helps say goodbye to Macworld Expo on the British Tech Network, Apple gives Bose the boot from its stores, John Siracusa reviews OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and developer Marco Arment wonders if the new iMac with Retina 5K display is a better machine than the Mac Pro for most professionals.Show full article

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