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This week we cover Apple’s announcement of a strong fiscal Q4 for 2006, along with their admission that some iPods shipped with a Windows virus. In the software world, Parallels Desktop receives an official update, the outliner Acta is reborn as Opal, Skype 2.0 is released, and Matt Neuburg reviews the snippet keeper SlipBox. In Take Control News, we announce the release of “Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups” (based on two of our ebooks) and a print version of “Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner.” Plus, Glenn Fleishman looks at the lawsuit against the Spamhaus Project, and Adam is quoted in a New York Times article that also mentions Madonna and Bill Clinton. Really!

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TidBITS Quoted in New York Times about (RED)

I may not be an expert in humanitarian issues, but my commentary about the (RED) project in the Staff Roundtable section of Mark Anbinder's news piece "New iPod nano Sees (RED)" (16-Oct-06) apparently caught the attention of journalist Michael Wines

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Acta Reborn as Opal

Users of Symmetry Software's Acta outliner - which was my favorite outliner back in 1993 (see "Inspiration 4.0: Outliners and Me," 14-Jun-93), although I never formally reviewed it - will be delighted to learn that its original developer, David Dunham, has rewritten it from the ground up as a Cocoa application and has released the result as Opal

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SlipBox: Scents and Sensibility

Back when I was writing my doctoral dissertation (and we lived in holes in the ground and had to clean the roads with our tongues on the way to school), I had a big box full of large index cards, on each of which were the notes from one book or article I'd read

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Take Control News/23-Oct-06

"Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups" Melds Ebooks -- Remember how I said we spent much of our summer working on turning our font ebooks into "Real World Mac OS X Fonts" for Peachpit Press

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-Oct-06

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