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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 114. Macworld. Apple retail sales figures, iPod FM Tuner remote control, new iPod “Jazz” ad with Wynton Marsalis. New Widgets in OS 10.4.4 update.
iPhoto: Support for 250,000 Photos. Improved performance. Photocasting (RSS). Full screen editing. Cards, Calendars and improved books. Integration with new iWeb.
iTunes: New TV content from NBC, Saturday Night Live (SNL). New “Mini Store”. Is the Mini Store a privacy concern?
iMovie HD: Really cool themes. Real time effects and titles. Audio effects. Multiple project support. iPod video export, Podcasting and iWeb integration.
iDVD: Magic iDVD wizard. Support for Widescreen DVDs. Autofill dropzones. Improved DVD map view. Support for 3rd party DVD burners.
Garageband: Podcast recording studio. Enhanced podcasts. Auto “ducking”. Hundreds of royalty free elements. Vocal enhancements and noise filters. iChat recording. Video track for adding iMovie scores. Integration with iWeb for publishing.
iWeb: A brand new app. Really nice templates and iLife media integration. Blog and Podcast pages with RSS support. Photo galleries and slides shows using AJAX. Works with .Mac for easy publishing and HTML export.
Pages 2 and Keynote 3: New themes. HD Themes. 3D Charts, Tables with Calculations. Freeform shapes curves and masks. Address Book mail merge. Reviewer comments.
New Intel iMac: Same models 17″ and 20″, same prices. Intel Core Duo processors, and 2.0GHz Core Duo, ATI Radeon X1600 PCI Express graphics. Built-in iSight, Frontrow and remote. 2-3 times faster than the current iMac G5. Extended desktop support. Developers eligible to get a free Intel iMac.
New Intel MacBook Pro: Love the machine, hate the name. 1.67GHz Intel Core Duo or 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo. 4-5 times faster than the PowerBook G4. 15.4″ screen that is 67% brighter than G4 display. ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics. Built-in iSight. IR sensor and remote for FrontRow. 4x single layer instead of 8x dual layer SuperDrive??! One FireWire 400 port, Two USB 2.0 ports, ExpressCard/34 slot (new PCMCIA spec). Thinner than the 17″ PowerBook. The power cable is held in place magnetically. MagSafe. Ships in February. No battery life specs?
New Apple Intel TV Ad. Technology may make Intel Mac Dual booting a challenge. Quicktime 7.0.4 released, pulled and re-released. Quicktime on OS 10.3.9 messes up the Macromedia Player 8. Apple Stock closes at an “Intel” Price, $80.86. Levis announces iPod jeans. Google Earth now available for Mac OS X. Apple starts using “Vingle” trademark. Tip: Word complete/lookup in Apple Mail. Review of Logitech USB Microphone. Do Widgets slow down your Mac? In additional to educational discounts, Apple also offers Governmental discounts. 15″ PowerBook update may improve your battery life. Listener feedback on Aperture VS. Adobe Lightroom
New music, Every Little Thing by Valley Lodge
We are fugitives of the law. Idiocy is our only option.
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