Thursday, March 1, 2007

Three Shows: One City


This March and April, Apple will be attending not one, or two, but three shows, all in Las Vegas. The first one is PMA07 -International Convention and Trade Show, from March 8-11. There, Apple will:
showcase Aperture, the first all-in-one post production tool that provides everything photographers need after the shoot.
Like Apple's next show, PMA07 focuses on photography (hence Aperture). The second show is called WPPI, for Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (Mar. 24-29). If you think this is kind of boring, then you agree with me.

As always however, Apple has saved the best for last: NAB 2007: The World's Largest Electronic Media Show, during which it will host a Special Event. Excited? This will occur on April 15th, the second day of the show (April 14-19).

Of course, Apple has left no hint of the announcements they could be making. Apple used this event in 2005 to launch Final Cut Studio and Soundtrack Pro, and according to MacWorld has planned on a lot of people attending.

Does this mean Leopard will be released? Maybe not, but I anticipate at least a definite shipping date announcement.


Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Funniest Thing. Ever.


No words: just read all the comments under the video on YouTube...

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Leopard Pics Released


ThinkSecret has just posted some picture sneak peeks of Mac OS X Leopard, with a lot of pictures on Terminal. It seems like Terminal has been updated in several ways, like the addition of tabs. Among the other changes are updated menus for battery life, updated screen savers, desktop pictures, and others. One of the major changes is the Network System Preferences Menu, with a small menu window on the left as well as the main space, as opposed to just one area for content. Overall, Apple tried to improve navigation in its application as well as continue innovating. If you want to check out the site, here it is:

http://tinyurl.com/2348g7

AAPL goes down and down


It seems that investors view the AppleTV as a key product for Apple, since AAPL shares have dropped more than 5% after Apple announced that it will not ship until mid-March. Although I am starting to be annoyed by constant product delays, is this really enough cause to sell stock?

To turn this into a positive post, this is a good time to buy AAPL stock, since it's almost at a two month low right now!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Launchy


Today, I'm going to do something that I've never done before: I'm going to write a post that has nothing to do with Macs (sort of). Technically I can do that you know, this is a technology blog and tech includes more than Apple...right?

So as I was browsing the Intertubes today, I learned(with the help of The Apple Blog) about a newly developed Windows program called Launchy. Launchy is an open-source program that, as far as I'm concerned, does the best job of emulating Tiger's Spotlight application and Blacktree's Quicksilver functionality for Windows users.

Unlike Google Desktop Search, which I've also tried out on my PC, this app really is super fast. It also has great features over GDS, like seamless integration with Wikipedia, Amazon, IMDB, and other sites.

So, for you people that have to use Windows once in a while but feel like you;re losing all your Mac productivity, give it a try and tell me what you think in the comments.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hello iPhone


If you weren't lucky enough to watch the Oscars this Sunday, the rumors have been confirmed: Apple showed it's first iPhone TV commercial during the breaks. I would describe it to you in detail, but since it will be available on YouTube tomorrow...

Update: Apple has also released a high quality online version, updating Apple.com's front page with it from the month-and-a-half-old iPhone picture. Also, check out the iPhone owner's last name at the end of the commercial...