MacCast 08.07.2006 - Show #153 WWDC Special
V Opening
V Opening Music
* Music is Say Anything by Manda and the Marbles
V News
V Mac Pros
* 2 dual-core 64-bit Intel Xeon ("Woodcrest") processors
* 2.0, 2.66 or 3.0 GHz build to order options
* 4 MB of shared L2 cache
* Independent 1.33GHz Front Side Buses (FSB), with 21 gigabyte per second (GB/s) processor bandwidth.
* Up to 16GB of four-channel, 256-bit 667MHZ fully-buffered memory
* Up to 4 500GB Serial ATA internal drives on new carriers (reminds me of XServe)
* Dual optical drive bays
* 3 full-length PCI Express expansion slots and one double-wide PCI Express graphics slot.
* Front panel: Power, headphone, 2 USB 2.0, 1 FW 400 and 1 FW 800
* Back Panel: 3 USB 2.0, FW 400 and FW 800, Optical in and out, analog in and out, 2 GB Ethernet.
V One standard configuration
* Two 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors
* 1GB of 667MHz memory
* 250GB storage
* Nvidia GeForce 7300GT graphics with 256MB VRAM
* 16x SuperDrive optical drive
* Wired Apple Mighty Mouse and keyboard
* USD$2,499.00
* Like before Bluetooth and Airport are a USD$79.00 add on.
V OS 10.5 Leopard Preview
V 64-Bit
* 64-bit support for Cocoa and Carbon frameworks, graphics and scripting
* 32-bit is supported without emulation or translation
V Time Machine
* Automated back up to external drive or network volume with versioning
* has a timeline and you can "page back" through windows to find old versions. Address Book, iPhoto, etc.
* wonder how much disk space it needs. 250GB drive with 500GB backup drive, how much history?
* Performance for live backups?
* Apple did seem to borrow some UI from Vista here.
V Spaces (Virtual Desktops)
* Looks like you can have 4 "Spaces"
* Toggle between, clicking an app in the dock will bring up that space. You can also view all 4 spaces to organize and select
* Drag apps and files between spaces.
V Core Animation
* Another tool for developers to give us more eye candy
* 2-D, Open GL, video, layers, transparency, etc.
* Can take advantage of dual cores. one core for app and one core for core animation
* Works on any MAc that supports Core Image.
V Spotlight
* Can now search network volumes as well as locally
* "Quick Look" preview feature for results
* More advanced boolean searching
V Dashboard
* New "Web Clip" button for Safari will let you make quick widget from element and data on web pages
V Dashcode development environment
* Projects for photo stream, RSS, Podcast, countdown clock, gauges,etc.
* Speeds up Widget development and testing.
V Mail + Safari
* New Anti-phishing tools and automatic firewall that limits network resources available to an application (packet shaping).
V Mail
* Stationary. HTML templates for your Mail
* Notes, jot quick reminders or thoughts
* To Do, integrated with iCal and provides a framework for developers.
* RSS Feeds, not really mentioned.
V iCal
* Group calendars using calDAV (like webDAV)
* Dropboxes fro group events to share documents
* MeetingRoom, location reservations.
* Wonder if most of these features will require iCal Server, part of 10.5 server.
V iChat
* Video backdrops. They did a nice job with the matting.
* PhotoBooth effects
* Screen sharing and control with audio chat.
* iChat Theater for doing presentations. iPhotos, Keynote presentations with video, etc.
* Audio recording. Video recording would be nice, but not mentioned.
V Parental Controls
* Curfews, time limits and remote admin.
V Accessibility
* New Voiceover voice, Alex. more natural at faster speeds for screen-readers
* Extended keyboard access (VoiceOver)
* Support for Braille displays and devices
* Will iTunes get VoiceOver support?
V New Prices on Cinema Displays
* 20" USD$699.00 was USD$799.00
* 23" HD USD$999.00 was USD$1,299.00
* 30" HD USD$1,999.00 was USD$2,499.00
V New XServe
* Quad Xeon, 64-bit server with two Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors running up to 3.0 GHz
* Redundant power.
* New remote management.
* Base configuration includes two 2.0 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors with 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 Fully Buffered (FB) RAM, a single 80GB 3Gb/s SATA Apple Drive Module, dual Gigabit Ethernet, internal graphics, three FireWire 800 and two USB 2.0 ports, and an unlimited client license of Mac OS X Server version 10.4 Tiger for USD$2,999.00
* Ships in October
V Leopard Server
* Built in Spotlight server
* Built in Wiki
* a new iCal Server to set up group calendars (uses CalDAV)
* Native 64 bit
* Apache 2, MySQL 5, Postfix, Cyrus, iChat Server and QuickTime® Streaming Server all now 64-bit
* Podcast Producer - anyone can upload audio or video to the server (and using Xgrid, video can be rendered across multiple Macs)
* Includes Apple Remote Desktop client for headless operation
V Feedback, Comments and Commentary
V Poking fun at Windows and Vista
V Banners
* "Hasta La Vista" and "Vista 2.0"
* PC from the ads told developer to take the rest of the year off.
* Showed a comparable equipped Dell to Mac Pro, almost $1,000 more
* Showed a side by side comparison of similarities and it is almost uncanny. Even the Vista logo has a "Aqua" bubble.
V Closing
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* Show notes.
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* MacCast Forum
V New music
* "Not on the Radio" by Geoff Smith
* Artists web site