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TidBITS#702/20-Oct-03

This week we unveil a completely new publishing project, the Take Control series of electronic books, written by some of the leading Macintosh authors. We also look in depth at Apple’s music-related announcements, including iTunes for Windows, marketing deals with AOL and Pepsi, and iPod improvements and gadgets. Also, DealBITS returns with a Business Card Composer deal! In the news, Apple reports a $44 million Q4 profit and DragThing 5.0 arrives.

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DealBITS Drawing: Business Card Composer

When I think about creating business cards, two problems come to mind. Most annoying is the waste of hundreds of unused cards every time I change my phone number or address, all thanks to large minimum orders from most printing houses

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iTunes Music Store Expands to Windows, Audible, Indies

Last week, Apple launched what the company calls the "second generation" of the iTunes Music Store with a slew of related announcements, including iTunes for Windows, a new version of iTunes for the Mac, several new marketing alliances for the iTunes Music Store, and a useful update to the iPod. iTunes for Windows -- Most important of the announcements is undoubtedly the release of iTunes for Windows, which opens up the iTunes Music Store to oodles of Windows users and takes over as the primary interface to PC-connected iPods

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Do You Want to Take Control?

It's been a long time since I've been this excited. This week we're unveiling a completely new publishing project called Take Control, which is a series of electronic books written by leading Macintosh authors

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/20-Oct-03

Sender pays solution to spam --Would a system that charges spammers per message be effective in reducing the amount of unsolicited commercial email we receive? And what effect would it have on legitimate mailings, such as free weekly electronic newsletters? (3 messages) CA spam law article errata -- Brady Johnson, who wrote last week's article on California's anti-spam laws, makes a correction and explores a few issues raised by readers