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Steve Jobs gave all of Apple this week off in recognition of shipping the iPhone and Leopard this year, which meant that last week produced a flurry of updates and releases across many of Apple’s software product lines. They include Mac OS X 10.5.1, Mac OS X 10.4.11, Safari 3, iPhoto 7.1.1, iPhone 1.1.2, Final Cut Express 4, and all the applications in Final Cut Studio 2. Other companies were busy too, with Fetch 5.3 appearing and FileMaker Inc. releasing a preview of its new Bento database; consultant Jeff Porten has some opinions about how well Bento achieves its goals. Plus, Amazon shipped its Kindle ebook reader, which Glenn Fleishman compares to the iPhone and the Sony Reader. Like Apple, we’re taking our next issue off, but we’ll be busy processing your holiday gift ideas in TidBITS Talk in preparation for the TidBITS Gift Guide in December. Bonus stories this week look at WireTap Studio, the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet, a service for eliminating unwanted catalogs, and more.

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No TidBITS Issue on 26-Nov-07

As is our custom this time of year, we won't be publishing next week's emailed issue of TidBITS on 26-Nov-07 due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. But new content will still appear on our Web site, though.

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Mac OS X 10.5.1 Fixes Numerous Leopard Flaws

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.1, the first update to Leopard, and fixes problems with Back to My Mac, Mail, and Finder data loss when moving files among partitions and networked volumes. It also makes one cosmetic change to the application firewall while fixing a problem that bit Skype users and adding more security.

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Apple Updates Final Cut Studio 2 Applications

Apple updated its Final Cut Studio 2 suite of applications, bringing Leopard compatibility and specific fixes to the set of video and audio editing tools: Final Cut Pro 6.0.2, Soundtrack Pro 2.0.2, DVD Studio Pro 4.2.1, Motion 3.0.2, Color 1.0.2, Cinema Tools 4.0.1, Compressor 3.0.2, and Pro Applications Update 2007-002.

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Bonus Stories for 19-Nov-07

Bonus stories for this week's email issue include reviews of Wiretap Studio and the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet, along with ICANN news, a service for eliminating unwanted paper catalogs, and iPhone and CSS tips.