Apple Mac lovers everywhere are like kids in candy stores today – nervously checking their credit card limits to see what new toys they can afford.
There are a few new things that interest me:
Updated Keynote – ok this won’t be number 1 on most people’s list – but I love Keynote. I do a lot of public speaking and it’s a tool (like Powerpoint for those of you who are not Apple people) that I find is one of the best ads for Macs as people always come up to me after a presentation to ask about it. I also use it to create graphs and diagrams here at ProBlogger (again every time I do people ask about it as it produces beautiful graphics). Anyway it’s been updated. I’ll definitely be getting a new copy.
iWeb – As mentioned a few days ago here in my linkdump – Apple have included a new application in their latest iLife collection (which I’ll have to get now they’ve updated iPhoto and iMovie) called iWeb. I’m yet to fully investigate but they are promoting it like this:
The Internet is calling. Answer. Use iWeb to create websites, blogs, and podcasts — complete with photos, movies, and music — and get them online, fast. Just drag, drop, and design using your choice of web templates, then publish live to your .Mac account.
Sounds interesting – While I suspect it will be basic, Apple are definitely moving into a new media kind of space.
MacBook Pro – Ok I can’t justify this having got a new PowerMac – but a boy can dream. It’s 4x faster than the old Powerbook and is Apple’s first dual core intel inside laptop. It’s also slimmer, has a brighter screen and runs quick. Nice!
Of course there are new Intel iMacs but I’m not really an iMac guy and a new – but it’s the above new products that got my attention this morning.
PS: apparently Tiger is updated today too which will be good (although I’m not seeing it as an option to update on my software updater yet).