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TidBITS#602/22-Oct-01

Apple kicked off last week with faster and more flexible iBooks and PowerBook G4s before announcing a $66 million profit for the last fiscal quarter of 2001. Also in this issue, Adam investigates a few security concerns in Mac OS X 10.1, Matt Neuburg looks at the rebirth of CE Software’s venerable QuicKeys under Mac OS X, Dan Kohn examines the future of digital content in a peer-to-peer world, and we note the release of BBEdit 6.5.

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Apple Posts $66 Million Profit

Apple Posts $66 Million Profit -- Apple Computer beat analysts' expectations by announcing a $66 million profit (18 cents per share) on $1.45 billion in revenue for its fourth fiscal quarter, despite the weakening U.S

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Grep Better with BBEdit 6.5

Grep Better with BBEdit 6.5 -- Bare Bones Software has released a major new version of their invaluable flagship text editing program, BBEdit. Version 6.5 is now a unified "Fat Carbon" application, running natively on Mac OS X and back through Mac OS 8.6 (with CarbonLib)

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Mac OS X 10.1 Security Issues Fixed

Mac OS X 10.1's significant improvements in performance and usability may have plenty of people considering a switch from the reliable workhorse of Mac OS 9, but it seems clear we can never go home again with regard to the issue of security

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QuicKeys X: The Return of the Ghost

With the advent of Mac OS X 10.1, I'm using Mac OS X nearly all the time, but many of my long-standing work habits have become useless. That's because those habits rely on third-party utilities that haven't made the transition - and, one fears, may never do so