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TidBITS#1190/09-Sep-2013

Amazon has announced a new Kindle Paperwhite, with a number of useful features sure to please parents and students alike. Need something to read on it? Try Jeff Carlson’s “Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac,” which is now available in ebook form to help Mac users manage mushrooming photo collections. And with Apple having been dealt its final judgment in the DoJ ebook price-fixing case, it seems likely Amazon will stay on top of the ebook game. When it’s time to put down the book and get to work, we’ve found Trello to be fabulous for managing tasks and projects, and we take a look at what has been added to it recently. Finally, although our FunBITS column is meant to be light, Josh Centers looks deeply into the most ambitious game we’ve covered yet, BioShock Infinite, which has just arrived on the Mac. Could it qualify as a work of art? Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional, BusyCal 2.5.1, Mailplane 3.0.2, Parallels Desktop 9, CloudPull 2.5, and Downcast 1.0.2.

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“Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac” Ready for Everyone

The culmination of our streamed ebook experiment is upon us, with the official release of Jeff Carlson’s “Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac.” If you’re a TidBITS member, you can save 30 percent on the final ebook, which helps Mac users build and maintain a digital photo workflow that makes it easy to import, tag, rate, and store photos so they can be found quickly and easily later.

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Catching Up with Trello

Fog Creek Software has added a number of new features to the Trello information management service since we first reviewed it. Here’s an overview of what’s new with Trello.

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Apple Receives Final Judgment in Ebook Price-Fixing Case

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote has issued her final judgment in the ebook price-fixing case brought against Apple by the U.S. Department of Justice and 33 states. Although the more severe of the DoJ’s proposals didn’t survive, Apple must still agree to a variety of limitations when working in the ebook market, along with antitrust compliance monitoring for up to five years.

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ExtraBITS for 9 September 2013

It turns out that the NSA has for years been running a campaign to undermine Internet security — alas, there’s not much anyone can do about it for now. Apple last week confirmed an event for Tuesday, 10 September 2013, where we expect to see new iPhones and maybe even other surprises. Amazon’s upcoming Kindle MatchBook service offers free or cheap ebooks for titles you’ve purchased from Amazon in physical form; meanwhile, Microsoft finally put a ring on its deal with Nokia, buying out Nokia’s cellphone division for $7.17 billion. And Adam Engst joined Gene Steinberg to discuss many of these topics, plus Joe Kissell’s latest ebook, “Take Control of Your Online Privacy.”