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Matt is in place and ready to rock and roll.
9:53: Hey Sportsfans. I’m here at Moscone Center in lovely and chilly San Francisco. Things are about to get started. Right now, there’s some Dave Matthews playing. You’d think the man who spearheaded the digital music revolution would have better taste.
9:58: 2 minute warning. Someone asked us to turn off our cellphones. like, yah. sure pal. I’m a JOURNALIST.
9:59: They’re cranking the Green Day. Still a blank stage with a couple macbooks.
9:02: nothing yet. I note it’s almost hard to see over the tops of the heads of the podcasters. They’re all in front of teh real media. Whatever. Jerks.
9:03: lights out, here we go
Johh Hodgman is on screen as steve jobs
hodgman’s digging on the zune
saying he (as jobs) is closing down apple, cuz vista is so awesome
justin long showed up and told him to shut up. duh.
10:05: Jobs is talking about intel and how last year it was the big deal
and saying that the transition was better than could have been expected
950,000 ADC members – up 200,000 from last year
EA is coming back to Mac as a gaming company
Battlefield 2142 comes to mac
mountain and valley racing with carbon body cars – Need for Speed Carbon
harry potter & the order of the phoenix comes to mac
I think the EA CEO is kinda drunk
the harry potter game looks dope. the crowd likes it. 2 minute demo of game. EA sports coming to the Mac in August
all PC games from then on will be simultaneously released with Mac versions
all the EA games, sports and otherwise
available in all apple stores come august
Next up, id software
CEO John Cormack of id – is going to introduce something “neet” he’s been working on – next gen tech with next gen game
New game, MadMax/waterworld like post apocolyptic
with truly random terrain mapping – no repeating tiles. looks fantastic
it’s cool technology, works great in OSX
makes the mac a “really fantastic gaming platform, as it should have been”
they just finished up 10 days ago
10:16: now we’re talking about leopard
10:17: 22 million tiger users. he’s REALLY excited about leopard. final look at leopard. leopard is going to set an even higher bar
new leopard feature 1 – new desktop!
new 3D dock
new menu bar – transparent
stacks: new desktop cleanup tool
Consistent windows through applications
new downloads folder for email, browsers, IM, everything
AND it’s synced with stacks
10:22: holy cow, the new dock is AWESOME – it reflects what’s above it. it fans out when you click on it. he’s showing movies out of stacks – and has a grid view – stacks is sort of a smart folders, but really smart. self-organizes
10:23: he’s showing off core animation aspects, which we’ll come back to – oh no! No more brushed metal!
new download tools in safari
goes right to stacks
new finder app – shared computers are easier to browse
new finder has coverflow
Above – the new interface with stacks.
new .mac syncing via internet
“Back to my Mac” – share even when not on the same local network
coverflow shows previews of docs
10:29: you can even browse through multiple pages and preview video
you can use coverflow to browse all macs on your network
10:33: Next up…
WoW just crashed. Oh well. He doesn’t have time to play anyway.
new feature: quicklook – quicklook lets you preview documents without opening the app
images, word files, pdfs – new viewer app like preview – it’s on the OS level
even full screen video shows up – very fast
10:36 – #4 big thing – leopard is 64 bit top to bottom, all the way through cocoa
10:38 – new features so far: New Desktop, New Finder, Quick Look, 64-bit Leo – Leopard is the first “mainstream” OS to go fully 64-bit
one version of leo for 64 and 32 bit apps – we’re zooming in on a million pixel image now
“Almost” every shipped Mac is 64-bit capable – shows how a 32-bit app bites it – 64-bit app uploads picture in 28.48 secs while 32-bit app is done in 81 seconds
Back to core animation: layers, GPU accelleration is automatic – oh man, it’s amazing: a wall of videos all playing at once – preview multiple videos at one time
coverflow through them in real time
10:44 – Next up: Boot camp – boot camp now built in
3 great ways to run windows on a mac
1) boot camp, totally compatible
and VM ware – 3 ways to run “occasional” windows apps
# 7 – something new called spaces
group applications into seperate spaces, and switch back and forth. blah blah.
showing off different ways to organize – spaces is cool. game running in one space – audio only comes on when space is active. nothing outstandingly new here though
10:47: #8 dashboard update – new widgets
new apple widget taht ships in leopard that lets you check and buy movie tix through Fandango
the new movie widget syncs up with quicktime movie trailers and shows trailers via the widget
WebClips – he goes to yahoo – likes the main Yahoo page. Grabs it. auto-finds parts of websites, probably via RSS, and right clicks to “make widget” he’s on rotten tomatoes. shows movie ratings – highlights it, goes to “make widget” – soit pulls the data from any website and puts it into a widget. neat
10:54 – #9 new ichat with better video conferenceing
photobooth effects in ichat – ichat theater and backdrops – these are FEATURES? gah!
Steve calls Phil – ichat theatre lets you share photos. allows you to share docs and pics in real time
10:58 – I’ve been asked not to stand up anymore, lest I should be asked to leave
10:58 – iChat – new animated backgrounds – it takes out the background, adds in a movie – fishtank, waterfall
11:01 – New thing #10 – Time Machine – time machine features auto, oneclick backup
backup to to local hdd, network, wirelessly – plug a my-book drive into an airport extreme, sync all your macs at the same time via airport
ooh, he’s opening the finder and can’t find an Important Presentation – time machine interface is dope
11:05 – i’m on my second battery now!!!
we’re getting copies of leopard today. word.
basic leopard: $129 for the rest of you all
enterprise version: $129
Ultimate version: $129
11:07 – Crowd is going nuts
but one more thing! safari – safari’s marketshare is at 5%
IE @ 78%
firefox @ 15%
SAFARI FOR WINDOWS!!!!!!!!!
safari 3 now runs on XP and Vista
fastest browser on a PC – 2x faster than IE
steve boots into windows for the demo – says, “huh. this is odd. ok, start menu…” – showing off safari and it’s … safari
half a million downloads of firefox a day
safari 3 to be built-in to the new downloads of itunes – ummm? bundleware? feh!
safari 3 for windows and tiger, beta out later today, free download
One last thing… iPhone
11:15 – iphone ships 6pm June 29
3rd party apps package for iphone for developers – sweet solution for programmers
it’s based on safari for iphone – full safari engine – built in AJAX and web 2.0 – iphone image on screen has only 11 icons, btw
no SDK needed – sandboxed on iphone – just code the ajax/web 2.0/whatever
and add the iphone code for phone numbers, etc. – new iphone app showing how they made it – 3rd party apps will run IN SAFARI – not under the OS
Now we know why the Windows Safari – it’s all about Write-Once-Run-Anywhere – Cool? Hot? Hrmm…
they made an ldap lookup program for the apple orporate directory
safari integrates with the iphone’s hardware – add a “dial” tag or wahtever to someone’s number in your database – when tapped, it dials, etc. – works with google maps
ah, you can use multitouch in your safari apps, too
it’s web 2.0 in the palm of your hand
making a big push to make safari a platform
11:25 – to recap: leopard, safari for windows, apps for iphone
that’s it, we’re done – my battery is about dead. Questions? Yeah, Steve. Can you make MacBook batteries last longer?
we’re all gettging iphones today to take home!!!!
All done! Thanks, everyone!