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TidBITS#788/18-Jul-05

Macworld Expo in Boston just wrapped up, so Adam reports on the highlights and mood of the show, and we cover the Best of Show award winners. Geoff Duncan, meanwhile, triumphs over a noisy fan in his Power Mac G4 without breaking the bank. Speaking of the bank, Apple last week turned in a record successful quarter and also released a slew of updates: Mac OS X 10.4.2, AirPort 4.2, iPhoto 5.0.3, Final Cut Pro 5.0.2, DVD Studio Pro 4.0.1, and Soundtrack Pro 1.0.1. Lastly, Apple topped 500 million iTunes Music Store songs sold.

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iPhoto 5.0.3 Fixes Bugs

iPhoto 5.0.3 Fixes Bugs -- Apple last week released iPhoto 5.0.3, fixing a few issues in the photo management program. Two improvements involve books: layouts no longer change when moving an image, and a problem that caused some book orders to be cancelled has been fixed

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Apple Sells Its 500 Millionth Track

Apple Sells Its 500 Millionth Track -- Apple announced that it sold the 500 millionth track via its iTunes Music Store on 17-Jul-05: the song was "Mississippi Girl" by Faith Hill, and Apple's giveaway winner is Amy Greer from Lafayette, Indiana

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AirPort 4.2 Software Supports WPA2

A few days after Apple pushed out Mac OS X 10.4.2, which includes client-side changes to AirPort software to support a newer, stronger encryption system, the company released AirPort Software 4.2, incorporating the necessary base station support

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Macworld Boston 2005 Best of Show Awards

Our friends at Macworld magazine and Mac Publishing announced five Best of Show winners at the IDG Macworld Conference and Expo 2005 in Boston. To be eligible, products had to be introduced at the show itself (or recently enough that they generated excitement amongst attendees) and be available for hands-on evaluation by the Macworld editorial staff

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Starting My Very Own G4 Fan Club

Amongst the TidBITS staff, I'm a bit of an anachronism: my main Mac is an ever-aging Power Mac G4 Quicksilver I bought (cheap!) in early 2002. The machine originally shipped with dual 800 MHz processors, and last year I installed a Sonnet Encore/ST G4 Duet processor upgrade, taking the CPUs to 1.27 MHz

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/18-Jul-05

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster. Roomba: a Robot Underfoot -- Tonya's review of the Roomba vacuum-cleaner robot prompts feedback from TidBITS Talk users that own Roombas or have questions about it