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TidBITS#779/09-May-05

Apple made much of the improvements in iPhoto 5, but how do those features and others fare under Adam’s scrutiny? Also in this issue, Jeff Carlson takes a look at the new iMac and eMac models, and examines Tiger’s iChat AV 3.0, with its multi-person audio and video chats. In the news, Security Update 2005-005 patches Mac OS X 10.3.9, iTunes 4.8 appears, DragThing turns 10, more Spotlight details appear, Adam makes the radio rounds, and we give away 5 copies of Stock WatchTower, a stock analysis program.

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Apple Releases iTunes 4.8

Apple Releases iTunes 4.8 -- Apple today released iTunes 4.8, a free download with minimal documentation. According to the ReadMe file, "iTunes 4.8 includes new Music Store features and support for transferring contacts and calendars from your computer to your iPod," noting that the latter feature requires Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

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DealBITS Drawing for Stock WatchTower

From 1995 through 2001, Tonya and I participated in a stock investment club with a number of our Mac-using friends. It was a valuable learning experience, and the club did fairly well, though it was difficult to do badly in the stock market during some of those years

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iMac G5 and eMac Lines Refreshed

Shortly after releasing new Power Mac G5 models (see "Apple Speed Bumps Power Mac G5" in TidBITS-778), Apple announced updates to two of its consumer desktop lines, the iMac G5 and the eMac. iMac G5 Improved -- Apple bumped up the processor, graphics card, and built-in memory of the flat-panel iMac G5

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A New Dimension for iChat AV

Last year I "attended" a briefing with a few Apple representatives while sitting in my office chair in Seattle. They were in Cupertino, and thanks to the video chat capabilities of iChat AV, we had a face-to-face conversation

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/09-May-05

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster. Tiger Shipping and Educational Discount Problems -- A few people didn't receive their pre-ordered copies of Tiger when promised, though some report being offered free software as compensation