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Today’s WWDC keynote drew back the curtains on the much-anticipated iPhone 4, and Glenn Fleishman runs through the features so lovingly described by Steve Jobs. The rest of the keynote covered the new iOS 4 (formerly known as iPhone OS 4), a PDF-capable iBooks app, a new FaceTime video chatting app, and more – read on for the details! But plenty more has happened since our last issue, with a number of troubling security-related events that Rich Mogull and Adam explain, AT&T ending its unlimited data plans for iPhone and iPad users, Apple’s market cap catching up with Microsoft’s, and more. We’re particularly pleased to announce four new Take Control ebooks about the iPad, one of which – Tonya’s “Take Control of iPad Basics” – is completely free! Notable software releases in the last two weeks include Yojimbo 2.2, BusyCal 1.3, Camino 2.0.3, TweetDeck 0.34.2, Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.2, VMware Fusion 3.1, Boot Camp Update for MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010).

Adam Engst 5 comments

Free “iPad Basics” Ebook Introduces Full iPad Documentation

After months of work from our top authors, we're pleased to announce a full slate of Take Control ebooks about the iPad, including Tonya Engst's free "Take Control of iPad Basics." Read on to learn about each of the new titles, including Jeff Carlson's "Take Control of Media on Your iPad," Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Working with Your iPad," and Glenn Fleishman's "Take Control of iPad Networking & Security."

Adam Engst No comments

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of iStopMotion Home 2

Hankering to create your own answer to the claymation Wallace & Gromit movies? Forming the little clay figures is up to you, but Boinx Software's iStopMotion animation software will take the photos and combine them all together to create the movie. Enter to win a copy in this week's DealBITS drawing!

Glenn Fleishman 16 comments

New iPhone 4 Still Had Secrets to Reveal

The autopsy photos of the lost iPhone prototype may have revealed a lot about its innards, but the revelation of the real deal, dubbed the iPhone 4, showed off much more. The new iPhone is faster, sports improved networking, carries two cameras, and includes a gyroscope, among many other improvements.

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ExtraBITS for 7 June 2010

Although a fair amount happened since our last issue, we aimed for full coverage, so we have only three ExtraBITS items for you this week, a welcome to Soren Thomas Kissell, the latest member of the TidBITS family; Rich Mogull's Science Friday appearance; and a note about the end of the "Get a Mac" ad campaign.