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TidBITS#1025/26-Apr-2010

It may cost only $29, but Apple’s new iPad Camera Connection Kit features heavily this week, with Glenn Fleishman reviewing it for its primary purpose (transferring photos from your camera to your iPad) and also discovering that it works for audio headsets as well. And then Jeff Carlson found that you can use it to expand your iPad’s media storage capacity, too! On the Mac side of the fence, Glenn covers Orbicule’s Undercover theft-recovery software and Joe Kissell contributes an introduction to file encryption in Mac OS X. We also run down Apple’s stellar second quarter financial results and congratulate the four (!) TidBITS staffers included in the 2010 MacTech 25 list of most influential people in the Macintosh technical community. Notable software releases this week include Nisus Writer Express 3.3.2 and Nisus Writer Pro 1.4.1, HoudahGeo 2.5, Default Folder X 4.3.7, and PageSender 4.6.

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Apple Posts $3.07 Billion Profit for Q2 2010

Apple continues to set records with its earnings report for the second quarter of its fiscal year. iPhone sales were up 124 percent over the year-ago quarter, and iPod sales stayed remarkably strong. Mac sales fared well, too. Growth outside the United States contributed to the overall strong results. And this quarter ended before a single iPad was delivered.

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Increase Your iPad Media Storage for Just $49

The 16 GB iPad doesn't offer enough storage for avid movie watchers, especially if you want to take the iPad on vacation without a laptop. Here's a way to bring more media than will fit on the device, without paying for a larger-capacity iPad, using Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit.

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ExtraBITS for 26 April 2010

While recovering from last week's massive TidBITS issue and responding to oodles of amazingly kind comments from readers, we didn't do much reading other than following the Gizmodo stolen iPhone prototype story, which Andy Ihnatko and Scott Adams did a good job of summarizing. Adam also shared some stories from his early Mac days with MacTech Magazine, and we watched as Israel banned the iPad, took flak, and lifted the ban last weekend.