Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Welcome To MacWorld Expo 2009

All the news coming up over the next 4 days.

iLife '09 late January.
iWork '09 today.

Both in Mac Box Set for $169 later this month.

New 17" MacBook Pro with
1920x 1200 LED Backlit Screen
140° Horizontal by 120° Vertical Viewing Angle
700:1 Contrast Ratio
60% Greater Color Gamut
$50 Anti-Glare option
8 hour non-removable battery
Up to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 RAM
Up to 256GB Solid State Drive
NVidea GeForce 9600M GT
Firewire 800
2.66GHz Nelham C2D processor

New iTunes News.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

10.7.07 New iPhone Ad Man Uses Mobile Safari To Save The Day

Man explains how he used his iPhone to get info he needed at a dinner party.
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

10.7.07 New iPhone Ad 4 In 1

Man explains how iPhone replaces his iPod, digital camera and two mobile phones. HD Source.
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Sony HDR-HC7 Illinois Snow Neighborhood HDV Master Reduced To iPod Compatible Size

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Example of footage from the new Sony HDR-HC7 HDV Video Camera which just arrived in stores this week. Shot by Jeremy from the SonyHDVinfo.com Sony HDR-HC7 Forum in a suburb of Chicago 2.8.07. Thank you Jeremy. 14 second original H.264 export of native 1440x1080 HDV file from Final Cut Express HD was 165 MB. I ripped a DVD image from it with Toast 8 then crushed to a maximum iPod compatible size with Handbrake leaving only 4.2 MB. Still looks pretty darned good don't you think? Taylor Barcroft Santa Cruz CA

Thursday, May 25, 2006

NBC "iPod Nation - Core Values" Steve Jobs Humble Innovator On To The Next Big Thing

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Part 2 of Brian Williams' interview with Steve Jobs last Friday May 19, 2006 just before the doors opened on the new 5th AV Apple Store with the CUBE on the plaza of the GM building. Medium resolution @ 1000kbps iPod compatible.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Steve Jobs At New 5th Avenue 58th Street Apple Store

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Steve Jobs At New 5th Avenue 58th Street Apple Store speaks with Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News. Part one of a series of Jobs moments to be featured next week on NBC Nightly News.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

CES 2006 Ellen-Gineering

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Ellen DeGeneres performs for the attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show January 5-8, 2006. This is too hilarious to pass up. 5 minuites of non-stop laughter. Ellen is the world's funniest person. Queen of Comedy at the moment.

Friday, February 03, 2006

CBS-Rocketboom Part of CSI-"Killer" 2.2.06 Air Date by Jerry Bruckheimer

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Last night on CBS' #1 show on all of TV, CSI, Amanda Congdon appeared in a FAKE Rocketboom from above the Las Vegas Strip warning the locals not to go where two were recently murdered in the same evening. You can't buy this kind of publicity. Yes it's not a REAL Rocketboom episode. And neither are the murders REAL. This is another classic moment in the evolution of Video Blogging and product placement publicity. Congratulations Amanda and Andrew Baron of Rocketboom and thank you Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer, for placing them inside an episode.

This is from an EyeTV2 EyeTV 500 HDTV source recording and is Video iPod compatible. Original was 136 MB and this is 3 MB.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

1.06.06 San Francisco MacWorld Expo SteveNote

Link to the Video of entire presentation at this Apple Page.

Product details at the Apple Site.

Transcript from MacRumors.com:

1.10.06 SteveNote - Steve Jobs Keynote, San Francisco Macworld Conference & Expo

Retail Update
135 Shops around the world. 26 million visitors during holiday quarter. Retail stores had their first $1 billion quarter this past quarter. Total revenues 5.7 billion total.

Now let's talk about the iPod.
"best music players in the world". 4.5 milliion sold during holiday 2004, for 2005 holiday sold 14 million. Over 100 sold every minute through the quarter. 42 total million iPods sold since the it was first released. 32 million in 2005.

Now on to iTunes...
850 million songs sold. 3 million songs a day are being sold. Over 1 billion songs per year rate. 83% market share. Television show sales doing well. 8 million sold since Oct 12th. Added bowl games. showing Bowl Games demo. New Saturday Night Live content going up today. Demo of SNL content. blues brothers, coneheads etc...

Announcing a new accessory for the iPod. a remote control with FM Tuner. Works with current models. New radio screen on the iPod to tune radio through the iPod screen. $49.

Discussing Dodge Jeep iPod integration. New iPod Ad for. Sillohettes, jazz trumpet.

Now to the Mac, which is what the rest of the keynote is about... (applause)

Reviewing/recapping Aperture. Aperture is to the camera as Final Cut Pro is to Video. Demo video for Aperture. Video: discussing experience with Aperture and demoing product. More video testaments, football, wedding photos. talking about working with RAW video. Video ends.

Now talking about Widgets. There are over 1500 Widgets. New widgets today. Mac OS X 10.4.4 today: google widget, new address book, espn ,calendar.

Now talking about iLife '06. Picture of box with roll of film on it. Music, Movies, Photos, Blogs. Giant released.

New iPhoto Update with better speed. 25k photos up to 250k in library, scrolls smoothly, full screen editing, One click effects. sepia, black and white, all new cards, calendards and books to make and purchase. hard and softcover books quality is better. Now calendaars can be made with photos. Can also make cards, post cards, birthday cards. New today - Photocasting. Podcasting for photos. share photos over the internet. Pick an album ,push a button, photos uploaded to .Mac. Password protected. Other people can subscribe to them. Must be a .Mac member to publish and you use RSS to subscribe to receive the photos. Demoing iPhoto now. When you scroll through photos, a gray box of the month # floats in the middle as you pass months by. Demoing editing photo. 1click effects, changing color, antigue, sepia, in a few clicks. Showing cards, calendars. Showing how to make a birthday card. Deming making a calendar, click on an album, can have it more than 12 months. show special holidays. special u.s. events. Can drop a picture on a special date (birthday for example).

Now on to Photocasting...
Demoing Photocasting. picking pictures, click on Publish to upload to .Mac. Choose to Announce, and brings up mail to email to people. When you receive the email, you click on the RSS link and it launches iPhoto and receives the photo. But apparently, you don't need iPhoto to receive the photos... it's just an RSS feed.

Now onto iMovie... HD last year.
Animated themes for movies, real time effects, new audio tools. Moving to iMovie demo. Can open more than one project at once, realtime effects in titles, export to iPod and create Video Podcasts. Demoing iMovie now. Showing a movie with a Theme. Overall looks much improved. now demoing College Road trip video. iMovie Demo over.

Next Up... iDVD. Widescreen menus. Magic iDVD, new. Choose theme, drop movies in, drop in photos and click on button. Vastly improved slideshows. 3rd party DVD burners supported.

Garageband. New podcast studio. Podcast artwork track. over 200 free jingles and effects. speech enhanccer. use iChat for remote interviews. Steve demoing Garageband with Podcast studio now. Recording - "Hi, I'm Steve, welcome to my podcast of Super Secret Apple Rumors". he's got "Pretty good sources in Apple". Dragging artwork, demoing making a podcast. Demo over. Final Podcast played. rumor of "8 pound iPod with 10" screen" :) New Jampack, world music. Great 5 apps in iLife... but something new...

New App to share photos, movies, music, blogs, content... iWeb. Easy and beautiful. Apple templates. iLife media browser with access to your content. online photo albums. one click publishing to .Mac. Themes. create in seconds. update whenever you like. RSS subscriptions. 1 click publish. Any browser can view it. iWeb demo now. Slideshow viewer uses AJAX technology. Drag and drop zones, alignment guides, integrated with your music library. Click on button, publish to .Mac. upload it. easy. Still demoing how to use iWeb, publishing his previous podcast. iWeb demo over.

6 iLife apps now. Same price $79. Available today. iLife '06 will be bundleded free on new Macs. .Mac update. Now over 1 million subscribers. iLife and .Mac.

One more product... iWork '06. Some of the features in iWork '06. 3d charts, advanced image editing, image reflections, free form and masking, tables with calculations, new themes and templates. no demo, go check it out on the website. $79, also available today. 30 day free trial of iWorks '06 with new Macs. (Keynote and Pages are the components of iWorks '06)

Now... lets' talk about systems... Really good year for the Mac. Had previously announced that by June of this year they would be shipping Macs with Intel. How are we doing? Intel Bunny suit guy walks out... Paul Otellini appears. Intel is ready. Apple is ready too. Hard work, nights and weekends working... thanks Intel. Thrilled with new technology from Intel. Paul Otellini leaves. First Mac with Intel processor today.

The iMac - built in isight camera. front row. incredible reception. No other desktop PC can match it. Same sizes. 17", 20". Same design. Same features (isight, front row, apple remote), Same price. What's different. Intel Processor. 2-3x faster than the iMac G5. Intel Core Duo. an amazing chip. Two cores. each one faster than the G5. showing benchmarks. overall 2-3x faster. 10.4.4 is entirely native on Intel processor. All the applications included are universal and native on Intel. iLife 06 and iWork 06 are all universal binaries, and was demoing them on an Intel machine. 17" iMac, 20" iMac; 2-3x faster. Shipping Today.

Pro apps will be universal in March. Final Cut, Aperture, Pro. If you have the latest version, you can trade in your disc for a universal disc for $49. Other developers starting to release universal binaries. Quark unviversal beta shipping today.

Rosetta (PPC emulator for Intel Macs) on iMac. Office runs great on Rosetta. Microsoft BU update. microsoft rep talking about being on track for unviversal binaries of Office and Messenger. Worked to make sure that current versions of Office run well in Rosetta. Shipping several updates very soon to provide additional supprot for current apple technology. Sync services with handheld devices and entourage. all the updates will be avaiable for free on their websites in March. Microsoft committing to shipping a version of Office for Mac for minimum of 5 years. Office for Mac is incredibly successful product. We're here to stay and in it for the long term. Demo of Office on Rosetta. Demoing other apps on Rosetta. Photoshop. Applying script of filters for a King Kong scene. no necessarily enough for pro, but good for most of us. Showing Safari now on the iMac.

All products will be transitioning through the end of the year. (note iMac has ATI x1600, reportedly). Showing new Ad. "Intel Chip will be Set Free" (Mac Ad). "For years intel chips have been bored in a PC".

"One More Thing..."
Showing a Powerbook G4. Trying to shoehorn a G5 into the Powerbook. We've done everyhing possible... But power consuption. Now discussing Peformance per Watt.

Today - MacBook Pro. New laptop computer. No more Powerbook. Intel duo Core. 2 processors in every Macbook pro. 4-5x faster. Fastest notebook ever. Hair thinner than the 17". 15.4inch LCD. bright as cinemas. iSight Camera. Demoing the new MacBook Pro. IR sensor. Apple Remote. New feature: New Power Adapter is magnetically held in. If yanked, comes right out. 5.6lbs. iSight, Front Row; $1999 1.67 Core Duo; 667 DDR bus, x1600; $2499 1.83GHz. Shipping in February. Taking orders today.

Showing in the Intel ad one more time. Thanking people who walk out on stage. Lots of applause. Shows pic of Jobs and Woz. will be 30 years in 4-1-2006. That's it. We'll be posting new stories shortly.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

11.8.05 CBS-NBC Will Offer 99¢ TV Show VOD on Comcast Cable and DirecTV Systems Early 2006

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CBS News Reports it and NBC will offer hit TV show Video On Demand (VOD) for only 99¢ on Comcast Cable and DirecTV systems. This is only half the $1.99 Apple is charging for ABC shows, shorts and music videos via iTunes. Will Apple match their price? Will consumers be able to record what they pay 99¢ for? Will they be able to burn ripped versions to CDs or DVDs? And will the shows be offered in their original widescreen HD versions?

These are the questions that need answers between now and when these new services begin early next year.