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TidBITS#926/28-Apr-08

Apple made more than a billion dollars in profit during the last financial quarter, but is that all? Due to the way the company books iPhone revenue, much of the device’s earnings are still to come – we have the numbers and the details. Also in this issue, Glenn looks at Microsoft’s new Live Mesh service and what it portends for the future of storing data, and notes that even after all these years a large number of Web sites are still built by hand-coding the HTML. Rich Mogull explains how the latest QuickTime improvements are just the first steps in locking down a potentially bad security situation, Mark Anbinder covers the latest iMac speed bump, and Charles Maurer returns with strategies and tools for the difficult tasks of cataloging and storing digital photos. In other TidBITS Publishing-related news, Ted Landau’s iPhone title has just been updated with the latest info about the iPhone 1.1.4 software, and our DealBITS drawing this week features the HoudahGeo photo geocoding software. Lastly, the TidBITS Watchlist this week spotlights updates to Boot Camp, VMware Fusion, TextExpander, Default Folder X, ScreenFlow, MacBook Pro Firmware, Apple’s Firmware Restoration CD, and Keyboard Maestro.

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Apple Reports Record Q2 Financials

Apple posted record laptop sales in its second fiscal quarter of 2008, and nearly every other metric other than gross margin saw significant increases over Q2 2007. Notably, Apple retail stores are now averaging $7.1 million in sales.

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DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of HoudahGeo

If you've ever wanted to geocode your photos, check out this DealBITS drawing for HoudahGeo, which provides a variety of automatic and manual ways of assigning geographic coordinates to images and can help you share your photos via Flickr or Google Earth.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/28-Apr-08

This week's discussions make TidBITS Talk look like tech support. You'll find answers dealing with migrating to Microsoft Entourage, listening to FLAC-formatted audio files, using Gmail with multiple Macs, shared printing, and more.