WWDC 2006 Keynote Address Stream

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Date: Monday, August 7th, 2006, 22:20
Category: WWDC

PosterWatch Apple CEO Steve Jobs kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote preview of Mac OS X “Leopard” from San Francisco’s Moscone West. See the video-on-demand event right here exclusively in QuickTime and MPEG-4. Voiceover users click here to listen to keynote address.

Apple – QuickTime – WWDC 2006

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Is Apple’s iChat Theatre a Rip Off of Script Software’s ChatFX?

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Date: Monday, August 7th, 2006, 22:25
Category: Software

I reviewed iChat add-on ChatFX on June 22nd and was a little shocked when Apple announced iChat Theatre today at WWDC as they appeared to “borrow” some of ChatFX’s features quite extensively. In a blog posting, the publisher of ChatFX sets the record straight.

Isaac Newton had a famous remark to Hooke when they were both rivals “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

Since we are the developers of ChatFX which does special effects like bluescreen in iChat many people have asked how we respond to Apple’s new technology in iChat for Leopard which has bluescreen, distortion and other effects surprisingly identical to our ChatFX. We have been contacted by many people and press who are bitter against Apple about what they see as this copying. That is why we created this response. First if you have not seen it check out ChatFX here.

Is it another case of Watson/Sherlock or Konfabulator/Dashboard or Windows/Mac?

Script Software » Blog Archive » Is Apple’s iChat Theatre a Rip Off of Script Software’s ChatFX?

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WWDC: Mac Pro, Intel Xserve, Leopard

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Date: Monday, August 7th, 2006, 13:00
Category: WWDC

At Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco today CEO Steve Jobs announced two new pieces of hardware:
Mac Pro
– Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon “Woodcrest” processors
– 4MB shared L2 cache per processor
– 1.33GHz dual independent frontside buses
– 1GB memory (667MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC)
– NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics with 256MB memory
– 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive
– 16x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
– US$2,499
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Product page
Apple store page
– Two 64-bit 2.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors
– 1.33GHz frontside bus and 4MB shared L2 cache per processor
– 1GB memory (667MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM)
– 80GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
– Built-in ATI Radeon X1300 graphics with 64MB RAM
– Mac OS X Server 10.4 Unlimited-Client Edition
– Starting at US$2,999
– Available in October
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Belkin Multimedia Reader and Writer ExpressCard

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Date: Monday, August 7th, 2006, 09:00
Category: MacBook Pro

The new Belkin EC/34 reader/writer offers a fast way to get pictures from a digital camera to a MacBook Pro. Unfortunately Belkin
Part # F5U213 is already out of stock.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this product, we are
temporarily out of stock. Please check back soon.

Belkin also manufactures ExpressCards for FireWire 800, FireWire 400/USB 2.0,
Gigabit Ethernet and SATA II. (Thanks Ole).

Why ExpressCard? ExpressCard, the new standard destined to replace CardBus, effectively quadruples the amount of available computing bandwidth. This results in faster music downloads, smoother streaming video, and lightning-fast access to mass-storage devices.

The Belkin Multimedia Reader and Writer ExpressCard offers the perfect solution for users who want to add a media reader to their notebook computers. The Card is designed to take advantage of the additional bandwidth and features provided by the new ExpressCard I/O interconnection standard. Now you can drag and drop files, images, and music to your computer from your digital camera, PDA, MP3 player, or other device. The ExpressCard future-proofs your computer with technology so advanced that it exceeds the processing-speed capability of many devices currently on the market. Installing the ExpressCard now will give you device-upgrade expansion room for many years to come.

Belkin : Multimedia Reader and Writer ExpressCard™

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The Apple Core: WWDC kicks off today

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Date: Monday, August 7th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

crystal_ball.jpgApple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off today in San Francisco where Steve Jobs will give a demonstration of Mac OS 10.5 “Leopard.” Leopard is due to be released at the end of 2006 or early 2007 according to Jobs’ 2005 WWDC keynote address. In addition to demoing the sixth major revision to the Mac OS many are expecting Jobs to take the wraps off at least a couple of key hardware items.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.