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…Apple is updating?



Today, during the Apple summer event, the Steve announced a new iMac line, featuring lots of glass and aluminum, as well as some beefed up specs.


Along with this new iMac line, the Steve also introducing a new, matching wireless keyboard that’s plenty slim and plenty sexy.


On the software side of things, the Steve introduced iLife ’08, with the usual slew of updates.

iPhoto gets events, giving you a new way to organize your photos.

iMovie gets added, which is supposed to do for video what iPhoto has done for photos.

iWeb gets enhanced, including Google integration (Anyone else hoping for a partnership?)

iDVD gets a nudge up, but not much.

GarageBand also gets improved, though again, nothing substantial.

To go along with the new iLife features, the Steve also introduced an update to .Mac. Now sharing photos and movies with friends and family is even easier. Plus, there’s iPhone integration with a real “Web 2.0” feel. – Yeah, the Steve actually said “Web 2.0”.

What about for the working world?

Don’t worry, the Steve has you covered as well.


iWork ’08 saw the usual bump in featuring, plus the addition of Numbers, Apple’s long awaited spreadsheet program. It’s like Excel, only Applefied.

And that’s it. No one more thing. Steve, why no iPod? Must you make us wait? All I’ve got to say is that the next iPod better launch rockets at the push of a touch screen button. That’s right, rockets.


…Steve Jobs plays Bingo at the WWDC?


As Steve Jobs’ second most anticipated moment quickly arrives, it’s time for another round of Keynote Bingo. For this year’s WWDC, the Swedish Bingo team has created a program that generates your Keynote Bingo template out of 100 potential keynote events, so there will be plenty of tension as each ‘one more thing’ arrives. Get your pens and retirement home ready, ‘cause it’s Bingo time!

[Keynote Bingo]

…Macworld is great for bingo?

Macworld Keynote Bingo

If a drinking game isn’t the way you want to celebrate the “just the beginning” keynote announcement, try some simpler fun with the Macworld Bingo board. Some of the descriptions are a little confusing, so half the fun is trying to figure out if something has actually happened, but it should be a great way to check out the announcements. One more thing, bonus points to anyone who yells out Bingo! during the actual Macworld keynote. I’d do it myself if only I had the opportunity. I think it’d definitely be worth the swift kick out of Mac Meca.

  • Mac Pro Octo – A Mac Pro model with eight cores (in any number of physical chips).
  • Leopard release date – The exact day that Mac OS X Leopard will be released.
  • Virtualization in Leopard – Any virtualization features built into Leopard. This includes the ability to run any other foreign OS within Leopard, including earlier versions of Mac OS.
  • New video iPod – Any new iPod that can play video, excluding storage bumps of existing video iPods.
  • New look in Leopard – Mac OS X Leopard includes significant changes to the look of the standards elements of the UI (windows, buttons, scroll-bars, etc.)
  • MacBook Thin – A new laptop with a screen smaller than any existing MacBook or MacBook Pro.
  • iPhone – Any new non-desktop/laptop Apple hardware product that can make phone calls. (VoIP counts.)
  • New MacBook Pro – Any new MacBook Pro model, including speed or storage bumps.
  • “One more thing…” – When Steve Jobs says there’s “one more thing.” A slide containing the phrase is also acceptable, even if Jobs does not actually say it.
  • Hardware product not presented by Jobs – A major new hardware product is presented by someone other than Steve Jobs.
  • New desktop Mac (not Mac Pro) – A new desktop Mac product that is not a Mac Pro. (New iMacs count.)
  • iPods with cameras – Any iPod with a camera in it or attached to it. (An “iPod Phone” counts if “iPod” is in the name.)
  • No iPhone – A new non-desktop/laptop Apple hardware product that can make phone calls is not announced.
  • ZFS mentioned – ZFS is mentioned by a presenter. Text on a slide does not count. The presenter must say it.
  • iTV named – The product previously discussed as “iTV” is officially named (even if the official name is “iTV”).
  • New displays with cameras – New Apple displays with built-in or otherwise attached cameras.
  • Illuminous – The word “illuminous” is spoken or appears on any slide.
  • “Otomatic” – When Steve Jobs says any derivative of the word “automatic”, which he pronounces in his own odd way with ah “oh” sound at the start of the word.
  • iTV does HD – The device known as iTV supports HDTV resolution (480p does not count).
  • iPhoto performance touted – The speed of iPhoto when dealing with large numbers of photos is touted.
  • “Boom” – When Steve Jobs says the word “boom” while demonstrating something.
  • New app added to iWork – A new application is added to Pages and Keynote in the iWork bundle.
  • Leopard != $129 – Mac OS X Leopard single-user price is not $129.
  • Universal Adobe or MS Office demo – Any demonstration of a Universal binary build of any Adobe product or any part of Microsoft Office. I’ll accept something less than a full-blown demo (e.g., just some screenshots or a marketing spiel) if you need this square to win, but it has to be delivered by an Adobe or Microsoft representative.

[Macworld Keynote Bingo]

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