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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

New, New, New!!



Well Aple did it. A New laptop called a "MacBook Pro"
both with 15.4 inch TFT display with 1440x900 resolution
667MHz frontside bus(PC2-5300) and Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)


MacBook Pro also features a full-size backlit keyboard, AirPort Extreme wireless networking (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, ExpressCard/34 slot, dual-link DVI video out, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and optical digital and analog audio in/out.

The main differances are: one has a 1.67GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2MB shared L2 Cache
512MB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
80GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory
and only costs $1,999.00(U.S)


The other is a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2MB shared L2 Cache and comes with:
1GB (single SO-DIMM)
100GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory


The New Intel Based iMac still comes comes in 17" and 20". but now the 17" comes with:

17-inch widescreen LCD with 1440x900 resolution
1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2MB shared L2 cache
512MB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
160GB Serial ATA hard drive
Slot-load 8x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB GDDR3 memory
Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
and is $1,299.00(U.S.)

The 20" comes with:
20-inch widescreen LCD with 1680x1050 resolution
2.0GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2MB shared L2 cache

512MB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
250GB Serial ATA hard drive
Slot-load 8x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB GDDR3 memory
Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
and is $1,699.00

iLife '06

iPhoto 6
The easiest way to import, organize, edit and share your digital photos.
New Features
• Enjoy blazing performance and support for up to 250,000 photos.
• Use Photocasting to share albums with other iPhoto users through .Mac.
• Edit and compare images in full-screen mode.
• Create pro-quality greeting cards, calendars and books with your favorite photos.
• Enhance your photos or give them a unique look with one click.
• Easily build photo blogs and photo pages to share your pictures with iWeb.

iMovie HD 6
Turn your home video into a Hollywood-style hit and share it with others.
New Features
• Create amazing movies quickly using Apple-designed iMovie themes.
• Stunning new video effects with no waiting.
• Fantastic text effects and titling with instant results.
• Use new sound effects and audio enhancement tools such as noise reduction and graphic equalizer.
• Switch and share clips among multiple open movie projects.
• Easily share movies and video podcasts with iWeb.

iDVD 6
Author and burn movies, photos and music to standard and widescreen DVDs.
New Features
• Use Magic iDVD to create a complete DVD that’s ready to burn.
• Author DVDs that fill your widescreen TV.
• Choose from 10 new Apple-designed themes.
• Add your videos and photos with one click using autofill drop zones.
• Reorganize even the largest projects with enhanced map view editing.
• Enjoy support for an array of third-party DVD burners.

GarageBand 3
The best way to record music on a Mac is now the best way to record podcasts, too.
New Features
• Easily create podcasts in the new Podcast Studio mode and publish them with iWeb.
• Add radio-style sound effects and jingles to your recordings and podcasts.
• Sound like a professional radio host with the built-in expertise of an audio engineer.
• Create a talk show podcast and interview one or more remote guests simultaneously via iChat.
• Create a music score for your iMovie even if you’re not a musician.

iWeb
Easily create beautiful websites and blogs and get them online — fast.
Key Features
• Choose from 12 professionally designed themes and templates.
• Add photos, movies and music with the iLife Media Browser.
• Create web pages using a flexible text and graphics canvas.
• Build and update your own blog with ease.
• Produce a podcast in GarageBand and publish it with iWeb.
• Publish to .Mac with one click.

iWork
New in Both Pages 2 and Keynote 3
• Perform basic spreadsheet-like calculations and formatting in tables.
• Display your data in beautiful three-dimensional charts with life-like textures.
• Add stars, polygons or draw freeform custom shapes with Bézier curves in any document or presentation.
• Mask photos and images with any shape.
• Adjust photos just like you’d adjust them in iPhoto.
• Add comment “stickies” to any document or presentation to capture to-do’s or reminders.

Pages 2
It’s the easiest way to create great-looking documents for yourself, your group or your business — from simple letters and flyers to professional-quality newsletters and brochures.
Highlights
• Start with any one of 66 templates, including 27 new designs.
• Import documents created with AppleWorks or Microsoft Word — from both PC and Mac.
• Export as a cross-platform PDF, Word, HTML, RTF or text-only file.
• Build form letters with drag-and-drop simplicity using your Address Book.

Keynote 3
The only way to create cinema-quality presentations and interactive slideshows with ease. Keynote puts you in the director’s chair and gives you complete control over how you build and deliver your presentation.

New Features
• Choose from 32 themes, including new HD themes up to 1920x1080 pixels.
• Add gorgeous cinematic transitions, animations, slide builds and more.
• Import presentations created with AppleWorks or Microsoft PowerPoint on from both PC and Mac.
• Export your presentation to PowerPoint, or to iDVD or iPhoto.
• See all your slides at a glance in Light table view and easily reorganize them.

.Mac
Here’s what you get with a .Mac membership.
Easily publish your web site, blog or podcast
Using the new iWeb in iLife ’06, you can easily create your own personal web site and publish it to your .Mac account with one click.

Key Features
• Create beautiful web pages using the themes included with iWeb.
• .Mac slideshow viewer generates stunning slideshows that play automatically.
• No configuration necessary — iWeb automatically uses your .Mac settings from System Preferences.
• Publish pages with HomePage, .Mac’s online web publishing tool, when you’re away from your Mac or use .Mac to host your own HTML pages.

Share full-resolution photos with new Photocasting
Share an album in iPhoto 6 and it magically appears in iPhoto on another person’s Mac just like any other album.

Key Features
• Any iPhoto 6 user, even non-.Mac members, can subscribe to photo albums (requires Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.4).
• Windows and Mac users can subscribe using any photo-compatible RSS reader.
• Shared albums are automatically updated when the owner changes adds or edits photos.
• Images are full-resolution for printing, slideshows and more.

Exchange documents using iDisk
Store files on your personal online storage space that’s now accessible any time from any computer — Mac or PC.

Key Features
• Access your iDisk through the Mac OS X Finder or a web browser.
• Easily share files with both Mac and PC users
• Enjoy 1GB combined storage for both your iDisk and email.
• Expand your online storage to 4GB for an extra charge.

Protect your precious memories with Backup 3 software
Create custom backup plans for all the important files on your drive.

Key Features
• Automatically back up iLife files and others in a single step.
• Back up files to your .Mac iDisk, external drives or CDs and DVDs.
• Quickly save only what changed since your last backup.
• Easy file restoration puts files back right where you want them.

Communicate Apple style with .Mac Mail and iChat
Keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues with ad-free email.

Key Features
• Mail is accessible from your mail application and from a web browser.
• Virus protection is built into .Mac Mail for messages sent to your Mac.com address.
• Use your Mac.com member name to chat and video conference with iChat AV (compatible hardware required).

Stay in sync with .Mac Sync
Synchronize your personal data to .Mac and have the same contacts, bookmarks, calendars and more on all your Mac computers.

Key Features
• Sync your contacts, calendars, and bookmarks between your Mac computers — Mac OS X Tiger users can also sync Mail accounts, rules and smart mailboxes.
• Access your contacts or bookmarks through a web browser.
• Set schedules for automatic syncing, or sync manually.

Organize group activities with .Mac Groups
Communicate, coordinate and stay connected with your club, team or organization.

Key Features
• A private, ad-free web site serves as the control center, complete with message board, photo slideshow and easy file sharing.
• Publish calendars from iCal for group members to view on the group page or subscribe to in their own iCal.
• Invite members directly from your .Mac Address Book.
• With iWeb, publish web pages and blogs directly to .Mac Groups.

Hone your skills in the Learning Center
Realize the full power of your Mac with step-by-step tutorials on the applications you use most, especially useful for new Mac users.

Key Features
• Receive expert instruction on Mac OS X Tiger, iLife and more.
• Follow along with QuickTime movies and text instructions.
• Try out your new skills on sample files.
all for $99.95(U.S.) single user or $179.95(U.S>) for the family pack

He did also anounce 10.4.4 today but as of this posting it's not on Software update or Apple's support page.
What did come up is QuickTime 7.0.4. It's not on Apple's page but did come up on Software update.

Radio Remote

Also Added was a Radio Remote
Which lets you Listen to FM radio on your iPod and control everything with a convenient wired remote. You also get a set of earphones with a shorter cable that’s a perfect fit for the remote.

Update to OS 10.4.4 is up on Software update as well as iTunes 6.0.2! Also The WebCast is up and new iMac Ads.

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