Oct 16th 2007
MacBreak Weekly 62
- The Macalope says that we shouldn't expect wonders from Leopard.
- Andy Inhatko says that the new applescript tools are worth every penny spent on Leopard
- All the hosts agree that Leopard doesn't have one killer feature that makes the upgrade worth it.
- Rather, Leopard unifies the OS and adds cool little features all around the OS.
- The hosts also agree that Leopard is a "Developers OS" whereas Tiger was a users OS
- Andy says the beta was incredibly unstable and made rendered his macbook useless several times, however Chris Breen says the latest seed has been stable on his test mac.
- Alex Lindsay says that leopard is cool "under-the-hood", with the refinement of the "Core" API's
- The Macalope: Leopards benefits will be largely be in the form of cool new apps
- Leo: Leopard is better as it polishes the OS
- Donate blood instead of waiting in line at the apple store for leapord
- (note from shownotes writer: If you are in the UK and are heading down to Maclive Expo, several apple resellers will be selling leopard at the show floor at 6pm on the 26th of October)
- The Iphone (Yes, you may take a drink)
- 1.1.1 has been unlocked, along with a jailbreak for the ipod touch
- The Hosts all say that 3rd party apps are a must for the iphone
- Leo says that even if the SDK is protected, its better than a hack, he says risking the ibricking of iphones is just not an option
- Drm Free songs in itunes are just 99 cents!
- With the exeption of Universal Music tracks, has Amazon.com lost its edge over Itunes
- Itunes now has certain independent lables DRM free
- Leo says itunes should offer variable pricing, that way Universal songs can be drm free in itunes
Picks of the week:
Iphone Drive for $10 Leo Laporte (Note: According to the Macalope Apple may not support your iphone if you use this product)
Text Expander 2.0 for $29.95 from Leo Laporte
CSSEdit for $29.95 from Andy Ihnatko
WireTap Studiofor $69 from Chris Breen
Audioengine A5 Bookshelf Speakers for $349 (on sale at amazon for $328 at time of post) from Scott Bourne
Audio Engine USA at http://www.audioengineusa.com from Scott Bourne
Pick from the Shownotes Writer
Remote Buddy at http://www.iospirit.com/
for €19.99 Euro's, including EU VAT, Use your Apple Remote, Wiimote or even your iphone/ipod touch as a remote for your computer.
With AJAX Safari based Remote for iphone and ipod touch. Works with Keynote, Itunes and onscreen keyboard.
Shownotes Written By Shash
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