Friday, April 01, 2005

Special Apple event at NAB on April 20th

Issue 437 of the Apple Developer Connection News released today indicates that Apple will host a special invitation-only event at NAB 2005 on April 20th. The newsletter links to a registration page that states:
Apple is inviting select members of the video and film developer community to join us for a special presentation on how to fully leverage Mac OS X "Tiger" and Apple’s hardware product line, and better integrate with Apple's professional applications.
Since Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger has already gone gold, the official Tiger release most likely will have already been announced by then. Apple will also undoubtedly bring several new and newly updated pro audio/video applications to NAB, too. However, one wonders if such an event may also be used to highlight new Apple hardware, to be released in the coming weeks.

Tiger is gold

Although it has not yet been officially announced, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is confirmed to have achieved gold master status. The news was first broken yesterday by AppleInsider and was confirmed today by Macworld, as well as by other inside sources.

Expect to see boxed copies of Tiger in stores within a few weeks.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Tim Bray considers unswitching from Mac

Tim Bray, XML and Sun guru, is thinking of switching away from the Mac.

I'm just surprised he still on a Mac in the first place, especially in light of this statement: "I work for Sun, I’d like to run our software." :)

Perhaps he will stay with the Mac, if Apple can get that PowerBook G5 out relatively soon.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

HP announces iPod PC

HP has announced its new Media Center m7000 Series Photosmart PC, with an Apple-like silver-white colour scheme. The PC also has a spot in its case that will fit the iPod's dock.

It seems HP is trying to capitalize on the iPod halo phenomenon, something that Apple itself is taking advantage of with its Mac mini and iMac G5.