Thursday, January 26, 2006

Arkansas Film Cineposium 2006

Its time for the Arkansas Film Cineposium again... this time I'm going since its still free. Hope its worth my time. I guess I see. This means that the UA Film Club is starting to hold regular meetings again and we've got some pretty cool projects lined up for the Spring 2006 semester. If I'm wrong about the Cineposium I'll have learned and will probably just go to a Videomaker workshop or on their Carribean videomaking cruise that they hold twice a year.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

What Didn't Steve Jobs Say during Macworld keynote

In this news article the author states that Steve Jobs didn't announce products that should have been at Macworld, products and updates that were expected and that Apple was eager to announce. Will he announce something new before WWDC? We'll see.

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Friday, January 13, 2006

Thoughts on iLife '06

Ok, I just been listening to the MacCast http://www.maccast.com episode #114 for 1/12/06. In this MacCast Adam talks about the MacWorld '06 keynote, he was reviewing iLife '06 and he seems to really like it Check it out at http://www.apple.com/ilife. More news to come soon!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Comments on the Steve Jobs Keynote at MacWorld

Ok the keynote is over, to be honest I thought it was somewhat lack luster this year. To start off with no Ipod updates (80Gb video Ipod, Ipod shuffle or otherwise). Second, the Ipod FM transmitter thing, not very inpressive. Griffin Technology already has the iFM, and it comes in black, match the new Nano and Ipod with video. I'm surprised that the Intel annoucement was not bigger, ie: what models where going Intel after the iMac and MacBook Pro. The iLife apps look promising, however I'm not planning on upgrading until OS 10.5 "Leopard" is released. I just wish we had seen some more Ipod announcements or Front Row, which was released with the new and last iMac G5. As a stand alone app. Hopefully Apple has some more great suprises like the iMac G5, Ipod with video, and Ipod Nano, waiting to be released later this Spring, before WWDC in June.

I'm out!

Later!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Macworld SF '06 predictions...

Here are my predictions for Macworld SF 2006. What I'm really thinking about and wanting for Apple and Steve Jobs to announce is...
  • a Ipod shuffle with a small screen
  • a 5G video Ipod with an upgraded HDD to 80Gb, ( I read an article that said Toshiba had that capacity) and hopefully wireless functionality for song and video transfer.
  • A mac mini with the Front Row app and video capture card for PVR (personal video recorder) functionality as well as the ability to display on a TV with no degradation in quality.
  • A revamp of the iLife apps with a focus on digital video and audio creation (podcast and vidcasts), as well as a Iphoto like app excusively for video.
  • Announcement of a roadmap for the Intel switch
  • A preview of Mac OS 10.5 "Leopard", including new features that will set it apart from Windows upcoming Vista OS as well as Apple's current OS 10.4 "Tiger"
  • Anything else very cool that I haven't thought of