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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Think Different

Well it was great to see another "think differnt" picture. But it was awesome and classy for Apple to give tribute to this awesome women.

Rosa Parks, who's arrest resulted in a bus boycott of the city’s bus line that lasted 381 days and started a larger movment that was led by another major player in movement towards race equality, a Dr. Martin Luther King jr.

G5 Graphics
Well Apple now shows on their in the store and tech page the addition of the GeForce 7800 GT.
What I found intresting was that it was no longer posted as 512mb card as previously described in their tech page before the card became availible in the store.

Also new is Apple showing game results on their graphic section of the tech page, and in that graphic include a workstation videocard (which is a $1,650 upgrade) in those results.

The GeForce 7800GT will be a $400 upgrade to the 2.0 Duel-core, and a $350 upgrade for the 2.3 and Quad 2.5 G5. It's nice to know that the 7800GT will only take one PCIe slot instead of two like his big brother the Quadro FX 4500 or the AGP brother the 6800GT.

Well later in the day yesterday Apple released Final Cut Pro 5 Updates, aimed at all applications included with Final Cut Pro 5 — Final Cut Pro 5 itself, Cinema Tools 3, LiveType 2 and Compressor 2. The 85MB download is available through software update or from Apple’s Download Web page.

Users of the VOIP program Skype can find a new update to the program, version (damn that's a long version number). You can get here from Version Tracker or from the Skype web page.

Well talk about updates, it seems the next update to 10.4 (10.4.3) will not have a fix for an issue where single-processor 1.8 GHz Power Mac G5 (late 2004) exhibit a number of strange issues, including an inability to fall asleep, sudden lack of system responsiveness, especially when running full screen video or processor intensive applications, or constant fan running while asleep. According to MacFixit , developers (who wish to remain anonymous) say "a separate firmware update will likely be required."

It seems Intel has made some changes to their CPU road map. It seems Intel has announced several changes to its road map for server processors, delaying its first dual-core Itanium 2 processor and replacing a future multicore Xeon processor with a new design that eliminates the performance penalty of shared connections to a chipset. The Chip maker said it was because of problems with the quality of the product.

The server chip, which is being developed under the code name Montecito, was scheduled for release in early 2006, the company said, but will now be shipped in "mid-2006." Intel would not provide details.

What this means for Intel Macs and servers to come? we will have to play a wait and see.

Today, the first episode of Adobe Photoshop TV went on the air. Photoshop TV is a new weekly video podcast from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), featuring "The Photoshop Guys:" Scott Kelby, Dave Cross and Matt Kloskowski. Using iTunes podcast technology recently introduced by Apple, Photoshop TV delivers tips, step-by-step tutorials, and the latest Photoshop and digital imaging news.

ArsTechnica has a in-depth article on "Getting video onto your iPod".

The Feature Presentations for Macworld 2006 in San Francisco have been announced, and they are now open to all expo attendees.

The presentation list includes:

“Droidmaker,” presented by Michael Rubin, author of Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution, discusses how the tools on every Mac were revolutionary notions in the 1960s

“Macworld Live! with David Pogue,” presented by David Pogue, author and New York Times technology columnist, is a lively talk show that includes the news of the day, exciting guests, David’s famous song parodies and plenty of surprises.

“The Russell Brown Power Hour,” presented by Photoshop expert Russell Brown, will show off some new features in Photoshop CS2, along with tips and tricks.

“The Podcast Economy,” 1/13/06 at 10:00 a.m. Industry luminary Chris Pirillo presents his insights on the rise of the Podcasting phenomenon: the societal impact and the economic opportunities that have arisen in its wake. From his unique vantage point as one of the pioneers of RSS-based business models, Chris brings a wealth of insight and practical advice with him that will inspire you, challenge your perceptions and shed reality on where Podcasting is today and where it can go tomorrow.

“MacBrainiac Challenge,” 1/12/06 at 9:30 a.m. Macworld’s geek trivia game. Who will dethrone Jason Snell’s Macworld Magazine team – the winner of the past two events? Hosted by Chris Breen, with teams comprised of Mac personalities.

I Finally found the graveyard where all windows running PC's end up.

Last but not least, don't forget to watch Your Mac life you can access the live video stream during the Your Mac Life broadcast here.
Or you can listen in to the plain old audio feed.

You can also join one of the two Chat Rooms that run during the live show - on the World Without Borders site or on the dedicated IRC Server at in the #yourmaclife Channel. Tonight show is about "Aperture and iPods with video".
Show starts from 5:30pm to 8pm PT or from 8:30pm to 11pm ET.
"For the most fun you'll have listening to your Mac."


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