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The big news this week is that Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard won’t make its appearance until October 2007, so that Apple can focus on the iPhone. We have details and reactions from prominent Mac users. Apple also bagged attention by unveiling Final Cut Studio 2, which includes Final Cut Pro 6, Motion 3, Soundtrack Pro 2, Compressor 3, and a new application for video professionals, Color. Not to be outdone, Adobe announced that Creative Suite 3 is now shipping and made beta versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects available. We also note the AirPort Extreme N Firmware 7.1 Update and the Nisus Writer Pro public beta, plus look at some possible future technologies for batteries, displays, and networking. Lastly, can we have the car keys? TidBITS turns 17 today!

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AirPort Extreme N Firmware 7.1 Update

Just days after we published "Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Extreme Network," Apple released an extremely minor firmware upgrade related to a pair of security issues with the AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n (Extreme N, as I call it)

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The Mystery of the Leopard Ship Date: Solved

[The scene fades in on a dark street. A man is slumped against a streetlight, its yellow glow illuminating his rumpled suit and battered fedora. He straightens, and as he walks off down the sidewalk, subtly taking in his surroundings, he speaks in a low, rough voice, hardened with frustration.] Thursday night, and I had failed

Adam Engst No comments

TidBITS Turns 17

Today marks the 17th anniversary of TidBITS, which we've published continuously since 1990. On previous anniversaries, I've written about our accomplishments, our goals, lessons we've learned, and more

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/16-Apr-07

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