Skip to content
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of everything Apple for 34 years
and the TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals
Show full articles


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.

Jeff Carlson No comments

Apple Updates GarageBand, iWork, and More

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

Jeff Carlson No comments

Tools We Use: Backdrop

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

Glenn Fleishman No comments

ExpressCard on the Horizon

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

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News/01-May-06

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

TidBITS Staff No comments

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/01-May-06

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. Mac malware checker