Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is taking place in San Francisco right now and started with the Steve Jobs Keynote. The event was live blogged by Mac Rumors, Macworld, Engadget and many other sites.
Main topics of the keynote have been the
App Store and some of it’s apps, the iPhone 2.0 Software, the MobileMe service that replaces .Mac and the new iPhone (thinner, 3G GPS, 3G and cheaper).
Steve Jobs also announced that later on there will be given a peak of the new
OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
For sure today’s keynote will soon be avaible on the new
Apple Keynotes podcast in the iTunes Store.
Apple‘s release of Mac OS X 10.5.3 includes not only operating system improvements but adds the ability to sync Google Contacts with Address Book. It only works for iPhone and iPod touch owners, but Lifehacker has a workaround. Although some people experienced problems doing the synchronisation.
Google Gears is now called
Gears to make it clear that Gears isn’t just a Google thing. And there will be Firefox 3, Safari and Opera support in the future. So far Gears works with Google Reader, Google Docs, Remember The Milk and now with MySpace Mail. (Via Official Google Blog)
AOL joins OpenSocial.
Google is now hosting copies of
jQuery, Prototype, mooTools and Dojo on AJAX Libraries API. (Via Simon Willison)
Vidlink is a new app by Google, which lets you record movies and upload them to YouTube using the Mac’s built-in camera or many Firewire or USB video cameras. It supports importing videos from other programms too. (Via Official Google Mac Blog)
Apple has three new Get a Mac ads: Group, Pep Rally and Sad Song.
There is a new
iPhone interface for Google Reader at http://www.google.com/reader/i/. (Via Official Google Reader Blog)
Google Maps have now two more options, which can show geo-tagged photos provided by Panoramio or geo-coded Wikipedia articles on maps.
Jeremy Keith liveblogged some talks of this yearâ€™s XTech conference.
Eye-Fi, the line of WiFi enabled SD cards, added a new member to the family, a card geotagging photos using WiFi triangulation, just like the iPhone and iPod Touch. (Via JeffCroft.com)
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Peach is an open movie licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license that will be avaiable later this year. The trailer can already be seen. For those who have not seen Elephants Dream being the world’s first open movie, you have to watch it. Being licensed under Creative Commons Attribution means everybody can freely reuse and distribute the content of these movies.
Apple released Safari 3.1 for Macintosh and Windows. Safari got a lot of faster. Good to see that searching in the source code works and the search string is highlighted again. Safari now allows editing CSS in the Web Inspector. And this version of the browser seems a lot more stable again. The last months I experienced a lot of spinning wheels, especially after watching flash videos online. I keep my fingers crossed that Safari won’t freeze or crash that often.
Facebook announced today that they will introduce new and improved privacy settings that will allow different settings for different groups of friends. Moreover Facebook Chat will come soon, for now not Jabber compliant and without an API.
Apple announced new 8-core Mac Pro and new Xserve.
As this is happening just one week before the
Macworld Expo starts, there seem to be a lot of great announcements for Steve Jobs’ keynote.
There are three new
Get a ads: Boxer, Podium, and PR-Lady. Mac
Andy Baio, the founder of
Upcoming, that now is part of Yahoo!, is leaving to concentrate on Waxy.org
article in the New York Times about microblogs, especially Twitter and Tumblr.
Sigur Rós from Iceland gave an interview that … just have a look at the video yourself. Via Jason Kottke.
Finally it is official:
Apple will ship on Oktober 26th. It will have more than 300 new features. Mac OS Leopard
The iPhone in the
UK. The iPhone in Germany. And now the iPhone in France: It will be available November 29th and the carrier will be Orange.
Some days ago I found a link to a screen saver and installed it immediately. The name of the screensaver is
Visionary Saver and it displays Twittervision and Flickrvision when I don’t use my iBook.
There are plans to add other visualizations like
Yesterday it was time for
my weekly my monthly a backup after quite some time. To back up my iBook to a 250 GB LaCie Hard Drive I have been using iBackup so far and was happy with it.
But yesterday evening when iBackup updated the plugins it froze and after waiting for half an hour I did a force-quit. Starting it new everything was ok and I started the backup.
Six hours later when I came back from a nice dinner with friends iBackup did not react again and seemed to be frozen. And another force-quit.
So I decided to dwonload the backup programme most
Apple users seem to prefer and use: SuperDuper!.
So before I went to sleep I started the backup with SuperDuper! and when I got up again I had a current backup of all my files.
And once again I resolve to do backups weekly or montly or …