Rejuvenated after a week’s vacation, we’re back with an abundance of Mac news, along with a 50%-off sale on all Take Control ebooks! While we were away, Apple introduced the 17-inch MacBook Pro, announced a Q2 $410 million profit, and expanded its computer recycling program. For those thinking about installing Windows on their Macs, Glenn Fleishman clears up confusion surrounding Microsoft’s licensing. Glenn also notes Adobe’s timeline for universal binary versions of Acrobat and the Creative Suite, and he spots the first ExpressCard device. Finally, Jeff Carlson looks at the useful simplicity of John Haney’s Backdrop, and we note the releases of LaunchBar 4.1, GarageBand 3.0.2, Pages 2.0.1, Keynote 3.0.1, and Apple’s Keyboard Update for Intel Macs.
Apple Posts $410 Million Q2 2006 Profit -- Time to break out the tip jar: Apple reported just second-best performance for its second financial quarter of 2006.
Then again, maybe Steve Jobs and company won't be penniless anytime soon
Apple Updates GarageBand, iWork, and More -- Apple posted a trio of updates while TidBITS was on hiatus last week. GarageBand 3.0.2, according to the company's terse announcement, "addresses issues with video handling, podcast exporting, and importing QuickTime markers
LaunchBar 4.1 Adds Scripts and Dictionary Lookups -- Objective Development has released LaunchBar 4.1, the latest version of their highly useful (and for some of us, utterly essential) keyboard-based launching utility
Apple marked the first day of this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas by introducing a 17-inch version of the Intel processor-based MacBook Pro line
Apple has announced it is expanding its technology recycling program: beginning in June 2006, Apple will offer free recycling and disposal of old computers to U.S
Adobe Systems's CEO Bruce Chizen announced that the company will deliver universal binaries of their flagship design and production products by the end of the second quarter of 2007, according to IDG News Service
Part of writing about the Mac involves taking screenshots - lots and lots of screenshots. Anyone can snap a screenshot by pressing Command-3 to capture the entire screen or Command-4 to specify an area to be captured, but when you're creating hundreds of images, those tools are too blunt
MacBook Pro owners have been on the bleeding edge of portable technology, but I'm not talking about the new Intel processor. Apple replaced the aging PC Card interface with an ExpressCard slot, which has so far remained empty because there are no shipping ExpressCard devices for it
Over at The Seattle Times, you can read a long feature I wrote about installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 in three ways on an Intel iMac: with Boot Camp, via Parallels, and using Q
50 Percent Off Spring Ebook Sale! Here in upstate New York, spring is in the air, we're back from vacation, and we're feeling lighthearted. For the next week (through 08-May-06), you can save 50 percent off any order of Take Control ebooks
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