MacBreak Weekly with Leo Laporte

Aug 9th 2007

MacBreak Weekly 52

Ten Cents A Dance

We take a look at Apple's new iMacs, and iLife and iWork 08...

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Category: News
  • Apple announces new and updated iMacs ,Mac minis , and Airport Extremes , as well as major changes to .Mac such as larger iDisks, .Mac web galleries and iPhone integration.
  • Merlin likes a lot more now due to the larger iDisks
  • Merlin was given an iPhone
  • Everyone wants Flickr uploads... here's a solution: Enable Flickr for e-mail uploads, they will give you an e-mail to use to upload. Add a flickr contact with that email. In the photos app on the iPhone, chose a photo and press "Email Photo" and chose your flickr contact. Add a title in your subject line and description in the body of the e-mail and off you go!
  • The new keyboard has a mixed reaction within the group
  • Everyone loves the new design of the new iMac
  • Skimming, or real-time scrubbing, is a new feature in the all new iMovie and the updated iPhoto
  • iPhoto has gotten an extreme upgrade and iMovie has been rewritten from the ground up
  • The iPhoto photo editing tools have been upgraded and are a lot better.
  • iWeb has been updated for custom domains and Web 2.0 widgets and HTML snippets
  • Steve just skimmed over the updates for iDVD and GarageBand

Our crappiest mac apps... out of the box

  • Andy: NetInfo Manager
  • Leo: Chess
  • Scott: DigitalColor Meter
  • Leo: TextEdit
  • Alex: Stickies
  • Merlin: iCal

iWork '08 discussion

  • Numbers is the new spreadsheet app in iWork '08. The equations are in Plain English
  • Keynote ships with a special tiger version of Leopard's Core Animation for the special builds, transitions and point to point animations.
  • Pages has a "just a word processor version" and the tradtional template version

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