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TidBITS#803/31-Oct-05

Just in time for Halloween, Apple surprises you with a ghoulish set of bug fixes in Mac OS X 10.4.3! Travis Butler returns with a look at three third-party AC adapters for Apple’s laptop computers, and Geoff Duncan tunes into ICANN’s long-running Internet soap opera. Adam passes on news and tips about some new Retrospect 6.1 updates, and we also note the third-generation Squeezebox and SlimServer 6.2 software, OmniWeb 5.1.2, a slew of pro video software updates from Apple, and of course, the iTunes Music Store opening in Australia.

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iTunes Music Store Sells Over 1 Million Videos

iTunes Music Store Sells Over 1 Million Videos -- Less than 20 days after unveiling new video-capable iPods and announcing Apple would begin selling music videos, short films, and selected ad-free ABC television episodes for $1.99 apiece, Apple says it has already sold more than 1 million videos through its iTunes Music Store

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OmniWeb 5.1.2 Released

OmniWeb 5.1.2 Released -- The Omni Group has released OmniWeb 5.1.2, a minor update aimed primarily at fixing bugs (see "OmniWeb 5.0: The Powerful Web Browser" in TidBITS-742 for a full review)

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Apple Releases Pro Video Updates

Apple Releases Pro Video Updates -- Apple recently released a slew of updates to its professional video software. Final Cut Express HD 3.0.1 adds compatibility with the recently announced Power Mac G5s equipped with PCI Express graphics controllers; the update is a 948K download

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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.4.3

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.4.3, the latest update to its Tiger operating system. Two versions are available: one, the "Delta" update, updates Mac OS X 10.4.2 to 10.4.3, while the other "Combo" update brings either Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.4.1 to version 10.4.3

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ICANN and VeriSign Agree to End Site Finder Suits

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names (ICANN) and registration services provider VeriSign have reached a tentative agreement to end their long-standing lawsuits against each other over how VeriSign resolves non-existent domain names for the .com and .net top-level domains

Travis Butler No comments

Comparing Three AC Adapters

A laptop road warrior's best friend - or most bitter enemy - is his AC adapter. It's the second most vital thing you must carry; no adapter, and you start crying a few hours into the trip when your laptop goes down for the last time

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/31-Oct-05

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. iTunes 6 Gets Video -- The capability to purchase video content such as music videos and television episodes brings up questions over whether the music and television companies are actually making any money on those sales