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TidBITS#751/18-Oct-04

Apple and Microsoft jostle for position in this week’s jumbo issue. Apple reported a record $106 million quarterly profit, has sold 150 million songs through the iTunes Music Store, and just opened six new mini retail Apple Stores. Microsoft is now shipping Virtual PC 7 (with support for the G5) and has a bug-fix update to Microsoft Office 2004. Also in this issue, Charles Maurer zooms in on digital camera sensor technology, Adam and Matt Neuburg share radio air time, and we welcome Rogue Amoeba as a new TidBITS sponsor!

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Rogue Amoeba Sponsoring TidBITS

Rogue Amoeba Sponsoring TidBITS -- We're pleased to welcome our latest long-term sponsor, the audio utility company Rogue Amoeba Software. They're probably best known for Audio Hijack, which helps you record any audio from any application, and Audio Hijack Pro, which adds support for more audio formats, can enhance the incoming sound in a variety of ways, and much more

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Apple Reports $106 Million Fourth Quarter Profit

Apple Reports $106 Million Fourth Quarter Profit -- Apple Computer surprised both analysts and markets last week by announcing its strongest fourth quarter in nine years, with a $106 million profit on a whopping $2.35 billion in revenue for the company's final fiscal quarter of 2004

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Take Control of Upgrading to Panther Now in Dutch

Take Control of Upgrading to Panther Now in Dutch -- Our untiring Dutch translation team has gone beyond translating TidBITS each week to bring Dutch-speaking Macintosh users a translation of Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Upgrading to Panther." As with our other translations, it's $7.50, with a third of the price going to the translators

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Virtual PC 7 Finally Arrives in Microsoft Office

Microsoft has released a long-awaited update to Virtual PC, the emulation software acquired from Connectix over a year and a half ago. Virtual PC 7, which is available as a standalone product or as part of Microsoft Office Professional, boasts faster performance, better integration with the Mac's fast graphics processors, easier printing from Windows to the Mac's printer, and, perhaps most importantly, compatibility with the Power Mac G5. That Virtual PC was incompatible with Apple's flagship Power Mac G5 desktops gave a black eye to both Apple and Microsoft, so the mere resolution of this problem makes Virtual PC 7 newsworthy

Charles Maurer No comments

Sense & Sensors in Digital Photography

In another incarnation I was a commercial photographer. At the end of that life I sold all of my studio equipment and all of my cameras save one, a Horseman 985, a contraption with a black bellows that resembles the Speed Graphic press cameras you see in pre-war movies

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/18-Oct-04

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. Overwhelmed by TAO -- Following Matt Neuburg's article about TAO in TidBITS-750, a couple of readers wonder whether the outliner's interface hinders its utility