The one announcement made yesterday that I didn't notice at all was that Bare Bones has released Text Wrangler 2.0
for free. Very nice.
I think the announcement yesterday that I'm most interested in is iPhoto 5.0
. Hierarchical folders, new book options, movie support, etc. I don't really do much with the rest of the iLife apps so I'm not as interested in those. I'll probably pick up the family pack
later this month.
I think the new Mac mini
is a great idea, what the Cube should have been. My main complaints are the hard drive size (I'm guessing they're using laptop drives which explains the 40/80 sizes) and the lack of a SuperDrive (but you can add one if you order online from the Apple Store). I also see the irony in complaining about how stripped-down the machine is when it is by definition a stripped down machine in order to keep the price low. I was somewhat amused yesterday afternoon when a coworker dropped by to ask some questions about getting a new computer to replace his old iMac (running OS 9.x). Apparently Apple is recommending that people not upgrade the memory themselves
but it won't violate the warranty. Hopefully it isn't as much of a pain to upgrade as the old G4 iMac.
I think the iPod Shuffle
is an interesting product. I feel no need to buy one but it seems like something I can see other people wanting.iWork
would be much more interesting if it had all the functions of AppleWorks (spreadsheet, database, drawing) instead of just presentation (no need) and word processing.
I was hoping for some sort of announcement of a partnership with TiVo that would help explain the TiVoToGo mess (no Mac support now, there's no real sign there ever will be).Mario Sheet Music