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TidBITS#901/22-Oct-07

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard arrives on Friday, and this issue is packed with as much information as we can reveal (while still under NDA) about Apple’s next operating system. Matt Neuburg sorts through Apple’s list of 300 features to pick the best and worst of the lot. Rich Mogull examines some specific under-the-hood security improvements that may make your Mac dramatically more secure. Sharon Zardetto passes on some advice for those who still have important fonts in Classic. Apple Remote Desktop 3.2 and QuicKeys X3 3.2 both provide bug fixes and Leopard compatibility. And we’ve started selling the early-bird edition of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard,” with pre-orders also now open for Matt Neuburg’s “Take Control of Customizing Leopard;” both titles will ship in full as soon as Leopard becomes available. A few non-Leopard bits managed to sneak into the issue, too: Apple’s quarterly earnings call revealed a record number of Macs sold, Apple announced that Orange will be the exclusive iPhone provider in France, and Steve Jobs confirmed that an iPhone software development kit is in progress and will be available in February 2008. If that weren’t enough, Apple reduced the price of iTunes Plus tracks from $1.29 to $0.99, and Tonya shares some tips for those who have trouble with links in PDFs.

Tonya Engst No comments

Solve Link-Clicking Problems When Reading PDFs

Few people have trouble viewing a PDF, but clicking links in PDFs is another story. If you've ever had trouble clicking a link in a PDF to go to a Web site, or have been nagged incessantly by Adobe Reader about visiting Web sites, read on for how to take control of your PDF-reading software.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/22-Oct-07

TidBITS readers are talking this week about Leopard, Leopard, and Leopard, which (have you heard?) ships on Friday. But a few other topics, such as the end of AppleWorks and its file formats, iTunes Plus price cuts, and 3G iPhones are also on the table.