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Here we go! LIVE from MACWORLD...here are the announcements


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#1 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 03:53 AM


Members will be posting Macworld Keynote announcements in this
thread starting 9am PST on Tuesday January 6th.

 

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#2 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:03 AM

9amPST:

Apple Store closed. Always a good thing!

 

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#3 of 78 OFFLINE   Bob_L

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:11 AM

C'mon, Ron, we're five minutes in, let's have a post!! Posted Image

PS -- Five minutes later. Ya GOTTA LUV this guy!! Thanks, Ron!!!!

#4 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:13 AM

9:10am PST:

New iLife for 2009 includes new iPhoto picture organization, FACES
that can classify photos by a person's face. When it finds one particular
face, you tell the software whose face it is, then the software recognizes
and finds the same face in other photos.

iPhoto can also search photos with PLACES, and GPS Geotagging
by checking longitude and latitude (which iPhone photos provide). You can
even enter your own event location for photos.

* Google-like Mapping inserts pins where photos were taken.

* Features support for Facebook and Flickr.

* New slideshow themes featured as well complete with music. These same
themed slideshows also transferrable to iPhone.

* Travelbook feature.

* Contains a database of locations to help you geotag your photos.

 

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#5 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:29 AM

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Hello Bob! Glad you are along for the ride!

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#6 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:30 AM

On to iMovie '09 (Part of iLIFE '09)

* Features context sensitive menus for clips complete with
dynamic themes, transitions, titles and effects.

* Create 2D and 3D maps showing the locations you have been

* Auto stabilization helps correct shaky video

* Advanced drag and drop including the ability to drag a
piece of audio into a particular scene. You can take two similar
action clips and edit them together into one quick-cut sequence.

* Features all sorts of video effects (X-ray, cartoon, aged film, slowdowns)
that can instantly be applied to a scene.

* Add mapping to your project and a cool animated map takes you from one film location to another
(Just like in "Raiders of the lost Ark")

 

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#7 of 78 OFFLINE   Michael_K_Sr

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:31 AM

The fact that I can geotag photos and upload them to Flickr is a definitely plus for me. I've always hated Flickr's own geotagging tool.

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:40 AM

iPhoto updates sound nice. I was trying to follow the keynote at MacRumors.com and they are getting hacked big time. It's a nasty mess. Posted Image

#9 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:43 AM

9:43am PST: On to Garage Band '09 (Also part of iLife 09)

* New feature that actually teaches you how to play an instrument.
Includes 9 basic lessons for guitar and piano featuring stars like John
Fogerty, Sting, Patrick Stump and other familiar band members. Lessons
are in HD. Additional lessons can be downloaded from online store at $4.99 each.

* View lyrics and notations, practice with original tracks, create your own
mix, slow down any part of the song --- even check out the story behind the song.

 

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#10 of 78 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:44 AM

Looks like some solid improvements to iMovie, addressing many of the complaints about the 08 version, and adding cool things like image stabilizatiion, animated maps, and themes.

Three truths about movies, as noted by Roger Ebert:

 

* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.

* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Michael_K_Sr
The fact that I can geotag photos and upload them to Flickr is a definitely plus for me. I've always hated Flickr's own geotagging tool.

If I can get my wife to use my laptop, she'll appreciate the Facebook "integration."

#12 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:50 AM

iLife '09: $79 upgrade, Family pack is $99, and it ships
with all new Macs.

Available LATE JANUARY

 

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#13 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:51 AM

9:50amPST: On to iWork '09

* Keynote '09 features some nifty transitions for moving through images.
Also contains new themes and chart animations.

* New Keynote remote app for iPhone and iTouch. Shows Keynote slideshow on
iPhone and iTouch. Flick your finger to move through presentation.

* New PAGES offers full screen view lets you hide other applications behind
text so you can focus on your writing. You can move between OUTLINE and
FINISHED document.

* Support for MathType and EndNote

* NUMBERS '09 has a few new features as well. You can sort your spreadsheets by different categories.
New charts and a new methods of linking those charts.

iWork '09 $79 for single user, $99 for the Family pack, and $49 with a new Mac. Available Today.

 

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#14 of 78 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:51 AM

Hmm, interesting concept with the Artist Lessons in GB. As Engadget put it, kind of an anti-Rock Band. I'll drop $5 to get a video of John Fogerty teching me to play a Creedence song!

Three truths about movies, as noted by Roger Ebert:

 

* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.

* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


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Posted January 06 2009 - 04:59 AM

The Artist Lessons feel gimmicky to me, but it should help build a bit of celebrity induced excitement.

Very excited about the Keynote Remote app for the iPhone. I hope it works well because I plan on using it in some of my classes.

#16 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 05:04 AM

Mac Box Set

Leopard, iLife, and iWork for $169.

 

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#17 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 05:07 AM

Apple introduces a web service called iwork.com

You can share iWork documents online between different individuals
who can then add comments/notes.

The application sends mail to the person you wish to share the
information with. Mail is opened with an attachment which opens the
online document. Several people can share the online document at once.
In FREE BETA at moment with eventual charge planned.

 

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#18 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 05:11 AM

10:10am PST Announcing a new 17" Macbook Pro

* 1920 x 1200 display, 700:1 contrast ratio, 60% greater color gamut.
* Glossy display
* Matte display (for Sam Posten) $50 anti-glare option available.
* New unibody construction weighing in at 6.6 pounds
* Backlit Display
* New generation of C2D CPUs. Up to 8GB of RAM. New NVIDIA graphics
options, discrete graphics onboard. You can upgrade to a 256GB SDD.
* Mini DisplayPort, USB, FireWire 800, MagSafe. Glass trackpad.
* 320GB of hard drive as standard, and a SSD option. It also works with the new Cinema Display.
* A 40 percent larger battery, with the same weight. Using lithium polymer technology,
battery will last 8 hours and last for 1,000 charges. Incredible battery life -- discrete graphics, up to 7 hours, integrated chip, 8 hours
* Environmentally friendly. It uses less power and made from aluminum and glass.

$2799. 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive. Starts shipping end of month

 

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#19 of 78 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 06 2009 - 05:26 AM

10:25am PST: iTunes

* With 6 billion songs sold, iTunes is the world's largest media library. 10 million songs are currently available.
* NEW PRICING STARTS APRIL '09: Over the last six years songs have been $0.99. There are three price levels, 69 cents, the traditional 99 cents, and $1.29.
* Higher quality (bitrate) songs. By end of quarter 10 million songs will be DRM FREE.
* On iPhone the store and downloads now available on 3G (as opposed to just WiFi previously)
* Sync songs from iPhone to computer

 

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#20 of 78 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted January 06 2009 - 05:27 AM

Wow! No new Minis. EVERYBODY was wrong. However, I expect we'll see those (and iMac updates) in the next few weeks or months.

Three truths about movies, as noted by Roger Ebert:

 

* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.

* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.