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TidBITS#728/03-May-04

Apple held a one-year anniversary party for the iTunes Music Store last week, announcing sales of 70 million songs and releasing iTunes 4.5. Adam has his ear to the Apple speaker and reports on new features such as Party Shuffle, iMix, and more. Jeff Carlson looks at the latest Zire handhelds from PalmOne, and we note the releases of Palm Desktop 4.2.1, iMovie 4.0.1, Path Finder 3.2, and Security Update 2004-05-03. Lastly, learn how to get free MacDesign conference exhibit passes from Peachpit.

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Security Update 2004-05-03 Released

Security Update 2004-05-03 Released -- Apple seems to enjoy releasing security updates on Monday afternoons. This week, the company unveiled Security Update 2004-05-03, a 4.2 MB package that updates the AFP Server, CoreFoundation, and IPSec components of the operating system, and includes the components of the earlier Security Update 2004-04-05

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Beating a Path to Path Finder 3.2

Beating a Path to Path Finder 3.2 -- The folks at Cocoatech have released version 3.2 of their flagship Finder replacement, Path Finder. With Path Finder, you can navigate your hard disks, see invisible items, sort in many ways (including "smart" sorting, which distinguishes applications, folders, and packages from normal files), make a new file or folder (without its jumping around the window!), list files into a text file, copy a pathname, accumulate files from many locations to be moved or copied to a single location (the "Drop Stack"), get extensive information about items on disk, and loads of other things you wish you could do from the Finder

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New Zires and Palm Desktop 4.2.1

PalmOne last week introduced two new color models of its consumer handhelds, the Zire 31 and Zire 72, along with a long-awaited maintenance update to its Mac desktop software, Palm Desktop 4.2.1. Zire 31 -- When the company released its first Zire handheld in 2002, it appeared to be a step backwards (see "Palm Offers Low-price, No-frills Zire Handheld" in TidBITS-652)

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/03-May-04

As before, the second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design. iTunes 4.5 -- Readers pass on their opinions of the new release of iTunes