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TidBITS#863/22-Jan-07

Our Macworld Expo coverage ran long this year, so we continue it this week by looking at the trade show through the eyes of a newly minted 8-year-old, explain the logic behind Apple shaking down Intel-based Mac owners for two bucks for a Wi-Fi update, and ask the iPhone some very personal questions, a few of which it refuses to answer. We also pass on the cream of the crop – our Macworld Expo superlatives – and share ways to get Take Control ebooks for free or half-off. Oh, yeah, and Apple made a billion dollars in profit last quarter.

Charles Maurer No comments

Asiva Is Resurrected

In "Reality and Digital Pictures," (2005-12-12) and "Editing Photographs for the Perfectionist," (2004-9-27), I recommended some plug-ins by Asiva, particularly Shift+Gain

Tonya Engst No comments

Take Your Child to Work Day, Macworld Expo Style

Like so many people these days, I work at home, so for me, nearly every day is "take your child to work day." As often as not, after school my eight-year-old son Tristan helps me balance bank statements or put stamps on envelopes, or "helps" by staying out of the way while I wrap up editing a manuscript or making one last phone call. But, there's much more to my job than what Tristan normally sees, and some of that "much more" happens at Macworld Expo, an event that is oft-discussed around my dinner table, but that Tristan had never seen

Tristan Engst No comments

How to Google Earth

[Tristan, age 8, wrote this piece the weekend after returning from San Francisco, where he attended Macworld Expo with me for a morning (see "Take Your Child to Work Day, Macworld Expo Style," 2007-01-22)

TidBITS Staff No comments

iQuestion the iPhone

Last week we tried to include everything that was known about the iPhone in "iPhone Seeks to Redefine the Mobile Phone" (2007-01-15) and "iTouched an iPhone" (2007-01-15)

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News/22-Jan-07

50%-off Coupon with TidBITS Archive CD -- For those who missed the announcement of our TidBITS Archive CD (see "Introducing the TidBITS Archive CD," 2007-01-08, for full details), note that along with more than 6,500 articles spanning all 860 issues of TidBITS from 1990 through 2006, the CD includes a special 50%-off coupon on your next Take Control order

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/22-Jan-07

iPhone as an all-in-one remote control -- Why not use the iPhone as a remote-control for your Apple TV, too? This brings up the question of whether TV manufacturers are ever going to start including the programming software in the sets, versus requiring an extra set-top box