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30.06.2004

MacOrama für den 30. Juni 2004

macoramaifo Apple Store berichtet ausführlich vom Einstellungsprozess der Apple Retail Store Mitarbeiter: "So it's all about yourself during the interview, and in a Zen way--who are you, really? What type of person are you? It's not so much what you know, but who you are. The interviewer will no doubt ask if you're fluent is OS X and other operating system versions, what applications you've used, and how you rate yourself from 1 to 10 (least familiar to most familiar)."
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SPON im iTMS 'Design':
soiTMS
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AppleInsider listet die Neuigkeiten in Tiger Server: "Tiger Server's Weblog server, based on the popular open source project Blojsom, will provide users with calendar-based navigation, customizable themes, and work with Open Directory for user accounts and authentication. The server is also fully compatible with Safari RSS and enables posting entries using built-in web-based functionality or with weblog clients that support XML-RPC or the ATOM API." Dazu der Blojsom Entwickler: "Will Apple contribute back to blojsom? That's what we've been told. I'm sure there are fixes, plugins, and other enhancements that will benefit the entire community."
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Phrasen für den iPod, sicher sehr hilfreich: "Talking Panda provides phrasebooks with over three hundred commonly used words and phrases for Spanish, French, and Japanese." Bei Gizmodo.
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Think Secret lobhudelt sich zu Recht über die eigene Vor-WWDC-Keynote Gerüchteküche: "More importantly, we'll revisit our reporting from the weeks leading up to WWDC, to examine how our forecasts turned out for those who haven't been keeping score at home."
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Kleine WWDC Galerie mit Fokus auf den neuen (Monster)Displays.
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Romeo 0.9.3 ist raus, habe es allerdings noch nicht testen können.
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Das iTunes + iPod Video von der Vorstellung des europäischen iTMS lässt sich bei apple.com ansehen.
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Nicht vergessen: Auch nach der Keynote gibt es weiterhin täglich einen merkwürdigen Fehler.
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MacRumors zitiert Tom's Hardware zur NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL: "NVIDIA has seemingly pulled out all stops in an attempt to deliver cutting edge graphics with its GeForce 6800 Ultra. After gamers for too long have had to be content with mere incremental improvements to graphics performance, NVIDIA new card delivers a performance jump not seen for a long time. The device is also solidly engineered as well as insanely fast."
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2004 Apple Design Awards Winners
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Alias Maya Unlimited Bericht bei MacMinute: "Whether it's new hardware from Apple or software from companies like Alias, Mac users like to be on the cutting edge," he says. "For example, whenever we come out with a new version of Maya Personal Learning Edition, about 50 percent of the downloads in the first couple of weeks are the Mac OS X version."
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RealPlayer10 beta zum Download.
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Außerdem (Halb-)Wissenswertes aus dem Terminal - heute:
06/30 China and Soviet Union announce split over ideology, 1960
(So geht das).

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Weitere gesammelte Stimmen zu Dashboard und Konfabulator

dashboardIch hatte es kurz angesprochen, nun noch ein paar weitere Links zum aktuellen Reizthema. In erster Linie empfehlenswert ist das Interview (inklusive der Kommentare) mit Konfabulator Entwickler Arlo Rose bei Geek Patrol:
"Matt: Obviously this isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened (the Watson/Sherlock 3 ordeal springs to mind), did you think this would happen to Konfabulator?
Arlo: The difference there is that Watson was an extension to Sherlock and Apple was the company that created Sherlock. The Dashboard had no prior roots at Apple. Also the Watson guy was offered a job and didn't take it, no one from Apple ever contacted us."

Einige lose Fakten zu Watson/Sherlock, LiteSwitchX/Application Switcher in 10.3 und Dashboard/Konfabulator bei Apple-X.net: " Starting with Internet Explorer 4.0, MS Windows users had an option called "Active Desktop". This nifty thing allowed me to put the most current weather channel map on my desktop (at work, of course) and have it updated constantly. The idea was basic, little webpages or pictures that could be placed anywhere on the desktop as a part of the desktop."

"Konfabulator is a great program. I use it on my Macintosh. I'm a registered user of it even. And Konfabulator would deserve a lot of credit for this innovation if it weren't for the inconvenient fact that DesktopX preceded it by THREE YEARS." Aus dem XPThemes Discussion Forum.

Konfabulator Entwickler Perry Clarke im eigenen Forum: "So what does this mean for Konfabulator? Well, for starters, Dashboard wont be available for at least 9 months (perhaps 12) so your options are limited to the original for quite a while. Secondly, people seem a little unsure that they only want to see or interact with their Widgets in a special Exposé mode."

Brent Simmons: "It would take so little for Apple to have made the Konfabulator folks happy. Some money, some recognition. (“Little” is relative: little to Apple, big to the Konfabulator folks.) And it would let other developers know that Apple cares about OS X developers, that it wants people to develop for OS X, that it’s safe to come up with great ideas and great products. Forget ethics—it’s just good PR. Worth ten times the price they would have paid."

Welche abschließende Beurteilung man auch immer ins eigene Weltbild passend zusammenbastelt, die "Start your photocopiers"-Schreie nach Redmond hätte sich Apple in diesem Zusammenhang wirklich verkneifen können.

Safari-Entwickler Dave Hyatt stellt klar, woraus die Dashboard widgets wirklich sind: "I wanted to blog briefly to clear up what the widgets actually are written in. They are Web pages, plain and simple (with extra features thrown in for added measure). Apple's own web site says "build your own widgets using the JavaScript language", but that's sort of misleading. The widgets are HTML+CSS+JS. They are not some JS-only thing."

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AirPort Express FAQ

airportexpressWährend Apple seine AirPort Hard- und Software für den Start von AirPort Express anpasst, lässt sich in der Knowledge Base in den üblichen Fragen wühlen, die im ein oder anderen Punkt möglicherweise etwas mehr Klarheit schaffen, wie z.B:
"Question: If my computer is associated with a non-Apple wireless access point, can iTunes send an AirTunes stream to the AirPort Express?
Answer: Yes, if AirPort Express has joined the network in client station mode, or if it is connected via wire to a LAN port on the non-Apple wireless access point." Ebenfalls interessant:
"Question: Can I connect my Soundsticks or other USB speakers to AirPort Express?
Answer: No. The USB port is for connecting a printer, not for other devices." Ein USB-Hub lässt sich dementsprechend ebenfalls nicht anschließen.
AppleInsider hat eine weitere Feinheit in der AirPort 4.0 Software ausgegraben: " The Admin Utility will also allow AirPort Express users to play iTunes music on the stereo or powered speakers connected to an AirPort Express from computers connected by Ethernet cables."

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Screenshots von OS X 10.4 Tiger auf einem iBook

spotlightWährend die apple.com Seiten sicher fleissig frequentiert und durchlesen wurden, hat man bei macshrine.com die DP von 10.4 bereits auf ein iBook befördert und davon natürlich Screenshots gemacht, die so noch nicht zu sehen waren. "Other news... iSync is gone! Yes, that new Tiger Sync Engine is taking its place. So we can expect some neat stuff from that. Also, there is a new version of iPhoto included, taking advantage of the new Core Graphics. Think of Core Graphics as Quartz Extreme Extreme." Außerdem ist erkenntlich, dass QT 7 wohl endlich auch in der kostenlosen Variante einen Vollbild-Modus zu bieten hat.

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Safari 1.3 für die Entwickler

Während Safari RSS noch in weiter Ferne schwebt, gab es heute die Developer Preview von Version 1.3 (v146), die bereits über die Archiv-Funktion zum kompletten Speichern von Webseiten verfügt, sich ansonsten jedoch hauptsächlich auf Optimierungen bei CSS Darstellung und JavaScript konzentriert. "While the standard install of Safari 1.3 does not appear to enable the RSS reader technology expected in Safari 2.0, much of the framework for feature appears to be included in the release, including the RSS interface images", schreibt AppleInsider. Macrumors berichtet ebenfalls knapp.

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29.06.2004

In eigener Sache: fscklog.com und DIE ZEIT Blogawards [Update]

Dem aufmerksamen Leser wird es nicht entgangen sein: Das fscklog ist (endlich) per fscklog.com zu erreichen. Auch wenn die alte Adresse weiterhin funktionieren wird und ebenso die Verlinkung auf einzelne Artikel von anderen Seiten aus, würde ich mich dennoch freuen, wenn eure Bookmarks, zukünftigen Links und Zitate jeweils fscklog.com nutzen würden. Insbesondere auch den fleissigen Feed-Abonennten sei ans Herz gelegt, den neuen RSS-Feed in den Reader der Wahl zu werfen, da der alte seit der 'Umstellung' ein bisher ungeklärtes Aktualitätsproblem aufweist.

Um die Kultivierung zusammenhangsloser Themensprünge voranzutreiben, sei hiermit darauf hingewiesen, dass Zeit.de + blogg.de das Preisbloggen 2004 ausgerufen haben und ich gegen fscklog-Nominierungen in der Kategorie Fachblog ganz und gar nichts einzuwenden hätte (immerhin konnte ich mich dank fleißigen Lesernominierungen bei den blogawards 2003 schon ordentlich mit der Fachblog Top Ten anfreunden).
Ich habe meine Nominierungs-Wahl jedenfalls bereits getroffen:
Erzählen - wirres
Design - Ligne Claire
Fachblog - IT&W

Ein Update speziell für die Feed-Fraktion: Ab sofort wandern alle Artikel komplett in den Feed. Bedankt euch bei Tim, der eine schon lange vor mir hergeschobene Entscheidung erheblich beschleunigt hat (und bei der Gelegenheit gleich seine Einschätzung zu 10.4 lesen: "RSS is already here and Apple's support will promote Weblogs in public to what the net underground already knows they are: first class citizens in the web world.").

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Es tut sich was bei AirPort [Update]

Während der Liefertermin für die AirPort Express Station bisher unnachgiebig auf 'on or before' 15.07. verweilt, nimmt die gemunkelte AirPort Software 4.0 konkrete Formen an, so kann man schon das Handbuch in .pdf Variante durchstöbern. Derweil hat Apple still und heimlich seine Airport Extreme Base Station 'zusammengestrichen', so existiert nun nur noch das Modell mit Modem für 219 EUR (und ein Modell mit Power over Ethernet Unterstützung für 279 EUR).

Update: Ganz vergessen, dass die AirPort Extreme Karte ebenfalls billiger geworden ist (mit 89EUR momentan billiger als die alte AirPort Karte).

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WWDC Keynote 2004 Nachlese

Zusätzlich zu Fabians Vor-Ort-Bericht lässt sich seit heute morgen die gestrige Keynote in der QuickTime Variante nachvollziehen (ohne die unterhaltsamen Kommentare im vorher genannten Artikel allerdings), für die weniger Bebandbreiteten gibt es eine Galerie von/bei Apple und eine bei OSXFAQ.
Die üblichen Konfliktlinien haben sich ebenfalls in bester 'Apple gegen die Entwickler' Manier herauskristallisiert; während NetNewsWire Entwickler Brent (und PulpFiction Entwickler Erik) der Implementierung von RSS in Safari allerdings eher positiv gegenüberstehen, fühlt man sich bei Konfabulator ziemlich über den Tisch gezogen, was überflüssigerweise zu einer angedrohten Windows Portierung führte, die sowieso schon längst geplant war. Immerhin weiß man die kostenlose Publicity zu nutzen ("Cupertino, start your photocopiers"). Für mich ist in erster Linie erstaunlich, dass in seiner vorhersehbaren Konfliktträchtigkeit Apples Dashboard Umsetzung auch noch fast genauso hässlich geworden ist, wie die meisten der Konfab-Widgets (das es optisch erheblich ansprechender geht, dürfte Panic's Stattoo hinlänglich demonstriert haben). Lose sei in diesem Zusammenhang übrigens an die Desk Ornaments aus dem Jahre 1981 zurückerinnert. MacRumors hat zwei Filmchen zu den Dashboard Effekten im Einsatz.

Noch zwei Häppchen zu Spotlight. eWeek schreibt: "In some respects, Spotlight resembles a capability originally planned for Mac OS 8 under the name "Live Folders." Like that earlier Apple project, it lets users create "smart folders" based on a query against a metadata index of all the mounted drives on a Tiger system. But the search engine also works contextually within applications such as Apple's Mail, Address Book and System Preferences—and Apple is giving developers at WWDC a software development kit to help them build Spotlight into their own applications."
Joe Wilcox von Jupiter Research merkt in seinem Blog an: "...new search capabilities planned for next-generation-Windows Longhorn rely on the proper tagging of metadata. Apple apparently is taking its own metadata approach with Tiger, which, presumably, will ship way ahead of Longhorn. A lead of 12-18 months would give Apple one-upmanship, bragging rights and could affect emerging standards around the use of metadata. I haven't spoken to Apple about its approach to metadata. Microsoft specifically refers to XML--that's Extensible Markup Language--metadata."

Ein eine Einschätzung zum 'Ende' von iSync in Tiger aus dem Macworld Blog: "The big story here is that Tiger's synchronization engine is, unlike iSync's, open to the rest of the world. Users of third-party address books, calendaring apps, and the like: rejoice! If the developer of your particular program adds support for Tiger's new synchronization engine, you will be able to sync your data with anything Tiger's new synchronization engine can talk to."

Ansonsten: Erscheinungstermin im 1. Halbjahr 2005 ist doch äußerst vage, hoffen wir also auf eine positive Überraschung (keine 'Introducing Longhorn' Variante in diesem Zusammenhang) und Automator sieht (trotz seinem 80s Trash-Streifen Titel) sehr vielversprechend aus für Leute wie mich, die immer schon zu faul waren, sich mit AppleScript wirklich auseinanderzusetzen.

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28.06.2004

Erfahrungsbericht direkt von der WWDC Keynote 2004

Nichts allzu überraschendes heute, neue Displays wie angekündigt und Tiger kommt wohl spätestens Mitte 2005.
Den Live-Mitschrieb aus dem Moscone Center gibt es direkt von Fabian, der mir diesen dankenswerterweise per mail zusendete. Fröhliche Unterhaltung.

Um 9:15 waren etwa 450 Leute in der Schlange, 2nd floor.
9:34, die 2 Rolltreppen in den 3rd floor werden eingeschaltet, jeweils ein Polizist an der Spitze, um Ordnung zu bewahren :-)
(sitze in der 10 Reihe rechts, die 15 Reihen direkt vor der Tribuene sind fuer VIPs)
Kein wireless network, nur computer2computer :-(

9:52, willkommen zur keynote - Leute mit freien Sitzplätzen neben sich sollen sich Richtung Mitte bewegen - heisse Diskussionen in welcher Richtung die Mitte ist :-)
9:57 "alle Kommunikationsgeraete bitte abschalten"
Beatles Musik - spekulation ob es einen Deal mit Apple Music gibt? (with a little help from my friends)
update: am Ende laeuft "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" :-)
etwa 3000 Leute - 15 per Reihe, 18 Reihen per Block, 4 Bloecke nebeneinander, 3 davon hintereinander

10:01 - Applaus STEVE! kein Rollkragen, V-Ausschnitt :-)
Postkarte - Gruesse aus SF
- 3500 developers, 17% increase
- 44 countries, Aruba, Iceland, Peru, Thailand - "some countries I didn't even know existed" ;-)
- 200 sessions

RETAIL
- started 3 years ago, 80 stores now
- 20 Millionen Kunden pro jahr
- $250 millionen Umsatz pro jahr
- seit letzter keynote: Chicago, viele malls, San Francisco, 3 blocks from here, Tokyo


MUSIC 10:05
- 70% market share, now added UK, germany, france
- 62% of global music sale is in these countries
- Airport express (ethernet, USB, Audio out analog/digital) lossless data compression, encrypted, so labels like it (laughter), integrated to iTunes
- beauty of it: intimately linked to iTunes
- ships next month, 129$
- BMW & iPod breakthrough, 3, X5, X3, Z4, mini coopers
- picture: how it works now (laughter, viele viele Kabel)
- new: just 1 cable (control, power, music) - volume, previous, next
- "a lot more coming!!!"

- where we listen to music: computers, iPod, living room, car - got it covered now
- video: (werbespots zusammengehaengt( 700.000 songs and counting iTunes, 10.000 songs iPod, etc.
- BMW slogan: "0-10000 songs in 2 seconds" :-)


10:12 steve back
POWERMACS
- 2.5 GHz, Dual in every model, 1.25GHz front-side bus (super important! competitor at 800 MHz), 8x superdrive, starting at $1999
- 3GHz prediction - what happened? complex chip, transition 130->90 nm .... whole industry hit the wall, a lot harder than people thought
- IBM has done really well relative to the industry:
2003: intel 3.2, IBM 2
2004: intel 3.6, IBM 2.5
intel 12.5%, IBM 25%
- we're not thrilled, but pleased - increased performance twice as fast as competition
- in addition, we give you two of them :-)


DISPLAYS
- best displays in the industry - our competitors buy the panels we reject (laughter)
- old: 17, 20, 23 inch - hottest display in the industry
- 23 inch, new aluminum stand drop dead, phenomenal quality, very thin edges, two USB 2, two firewire
- back of the display looks better than front of most competitors (laughter), $1999
- still just 1 cable, splits into DVI, USB, Firewire, Power - applause from the audience
- power off powerbrick, work with PC, and with powerbooks right out of the box (applause)
- also 20 inch, same quality 1680x1050, $1299
- available in july
! one more thing....
- a huge day in the history of big (laughter)
- largest HD display ever: 30 inch!!!! (appl) looks BIG! 2560x1600 pixels, 4.1million pixels, 77% more than 23 inch
- nice demo picture - eine Berghütte auf der Alm (23inch), dann Berghütte mit Berg & Tal & Aussicht auf 30 inch...
- $3299
- available in August
- need new graphics card - GeForce 6800 graphics card - bild, sieht gross aus! audience: "jesus", Steve: "yeah, I know" :-)
- 1 DVI connection not enough - dual link, 2 DVI! but this is still not enough ->
- "even cooler" - dual dual link!
- 8 million pixels - bilder of golden gate bridge, sydney opera house mit bruecke - looks great, applause

now Demo:
- zwei 23 inch fahren raus, 1 umdrehung - nice
- "let's bring out the 30 inch" - einer aus dem publikum: "yeah, bring it right here" - laughter
- Podest in der Mitte faehrt raus, erst das Podest, dann das Display - sehr schoen
- Steve: "when I first saw it, couldn't talk for a minute" - publikum: "yeah, sure" :-)


PANTHER
- extremely well received, cites reviews
- most successful OS release for Apple ever
- 12 million people use OSX
- 50% of installed base
- 12 000 native applications
- thank you to developers (applause :-)
t- ransition is over! very rare in the industry, there were only 3 major OS transitions:
1. apple II to OS
2. DOS to win 95, when MS finally copied the Mac well enough - laughter
3. OS to OS X
( 4: win 95 to Longhorn, starting in 2006 - or 2007 (laughter) )

talking about software:
- Office - really good (better than windows version...)
- Steve had recently had dinner with bill gates - his company feels that relationship of MBU with apple is better than ever!
- some other companies (logos pop up on the screen:)
- oracle, borland, quark, peoplesoft ("I put PeopleSoft as far apart from Oracle as I could" - laughter)

Bob Bennet, GM of Alias - Maya
Maya: mac is 25% of worldwide sales
alias sketchbook pro
maya unlimited is coming to mac os X, includes maya cloth, hair, fur, fluid effects (used for lord of the rings, final fantasy, gran turismo)
they use openGL, applescript, Xcode
ships late summer


10:30
next up: MYST IV, Revelation, Karen Conroe, Ubisoft
- clouds, sky, water, trees: rich and detailed atmoshere
- music: composition from peter gabriel

next up: Guitar Rig, based on Audio units - digital guitar, hw and sw
- can change amplifiers, loudspeakers, virtually
- has the feel and sound of analog gear
- just started shipping

next up: small developer with cool app: orbit
- satellite simulator - 650 actual, unclassified satellites, shows ground coverage with ellipses, shows ground links - pretty cool
applause
- OS X ideal for high performance computing,
- took 3 months to write with xcode and a G4
- freefall - screensaver version available soon


TIGER
- 5th major relase
- ship a year before longhorn - 1H2005
- "amazing technologies" :-)
- other people are trying to copy panther - and we are having a bit of fun with that (points to the posters outside... laughter)
- 150 new features, some ground breaking, will show about 10
- unix based, as before, OS X is shipping Unix number 1
- tiger is 64 bit VM in any process, 64 system lib, run along with 32bit, LP 64 support in gcc
- fine grain locking (smp), access control listts, built in Xgrid
- better player in windows world, better smb, kerberos and NTLMv2 ("whatever that is" - laughter)
- word tables in text edit


SEARCH: SPOTLIGHT
- most revolutionary feature - years ahead of longhorn - we did what they were talking about
- we had file folders - then lots of file folders (Bild mit hunderten von Ordnern... laughter)
- easier to find somthing on the web with google than on your own harddisk
- we realized: problem already solved: iTunes - we had solved it - have 10000 of songs, can find everything in a second
- spotlight - can find eg. all wwdc planning documets, all cmyk images at 1200 dpi for client xyz, etc.
- supports standard formats, extensible
- we have integrated spotlight into apps - finder, address book, mail, system prefs

10:46 demo spotlight & finder: 100 000 files
- find all pixar files from 2003 (using information not only from file name, but eg. in movie meta tags (copyright information!)
- all iMac related images last viewed this week with CMYK color space
- can add queries as smart folder (like smart list in iTunes)! nice - applause
demo spotlight & address book:
- smart groups in address book, like all people in Paris - very cool!
- another one: all people with birthday in the next 7 days! highlights when new added
demo spotlight & mail
- mail search really really fast!
- can have smart mailboxes: all yosemite related mails
really cool
demo spotlight & sys prefs
- can type topics, it highlights the relevant pref panes, nice graphical effect
- (uses windows words, or synonyms - 802.11b, airport, wifi, all highlight same, or desktop picture vs wallpaper)

10:52 demo spotlight system wide:
- give me everything about bertrand! - mails, documents, calendars, calendar books
- can do that!!! systemwide: little magnifying glas in top right, show all contacts, movies, pictures, etc
- can open extra window, can sort by people, by kind, by date, etc -very cool!!!
- "Now something really cool!" (laughter)
- search for "halfdome", found in a .pdf document (map of yosemite park), automatically indexes it, and finds it that fast
giving us an SDK today, can start developing today


H.264 10:56
- next generation mpeg 4, standard for high def DVDs
- scales from HD to cell phones
- industry standard, non proprietary, open
- built into quicktime

demo: invites frank casanova "check out what we can do"
- clip of troy, mpeg 4, h.264 at 1500kbps
- "efficiency of this is incredible"
- "this codec can do everything"
- at same data rate as DVD today, we can do hdtv, demo with squence from troy
- "this codec is not afraid of anything - dark black, bright white, windows media - bring it on" (laughter)
- Steve: "don't know what is more imipressive - this codec or frank's sweater"... :-)


SAFARI 11:01
- new thing: RSS
- integrated into safari, detects RSS offerings, personal clipping service - search for specific topic from many RSS sites
- can store query as smart bookmarks
demo: go to hotnews, RSS icon pops up, can look at it as RSS, sort by date, title, source, etc.
- (mentions Lufthansa SF-munich, iChat AV)
- iTunes has RSS feed
- can group feeds together
demo: types ipod bmw in google, lots of old stuff, google is ok, but takes a few days to update index
- new search field - do the search in RSS, get lots of news

hehe: types in cheney "lots of (articles with) the F-word" (laughter, "yeah" from the audience)


CORE IMAGE 11:07
- professional audio is done, now professional image
- processing is done in the GPU, they are still getting higher performance (while CPU performance is flattening out)
- image units and video units, so developers can extend it

demo: phil schiller gives a demo of core image and core video
- "some of the most advanced technology i had ever the opportunity to play with"
- little app just to play with - a picture and a floating palette to apply filters etc.
- color saturation, gaussian blur, real time, smooth, in every app! real time fluid bump distortion - nice
- glass distortion, calculation in a fraction of a second, moves "glass" around in realtime - applause

- transitions built in - moves between tiger and lion (next revision?) really nice!
- can add efects
- building "electric zebra" - a few twists and twirls, a trunk, edge detect, saturate - neon zebra :-)
- add an "Electric Zebra" text, can apply effects to text, looks very cool
- all this built in the OS!!!
- all live and active, not destructive! demo: moves around some effects in realtime, with all the other ones one top, it all goes through in realtime!
- core image dynamically compiles a program that is optimized for this sequence of filters, and this hardware!! very cool

ALL THOSE EFFECTS ALSO APPLY TO VIDEO - REALTIME! wow - demo is similar to "Motion" demo
- real time edge detection! amazing! applause
- plus text layer
- all incorporated in the OS
- one person week of programming for this little demo app! applause
- you are getting an SDK today
- jobs wants adobe to integrate this, so mac version blows competition away


.MAC
- 500 000 subscribers
- sync engine right in tiger
- .mac pref panel: one checkbox and address book, dock, iCal, mail, etc. can synch across machines!
- SDK today


DASHBOARD
- expose for widgets written in javascript (sort of konfabulator)
- demo: SWEET effects! - drags in itunes controller, get some nice ripple effect on the screen, as if dropped into shallow water
- iTunes controller, plays some Alicia Keys, webcam, shark cam from monterey aquarium (shark swims through), stocks, calculator, memo
- come and go - zoom out and get transparant, demoes slowly - nice, applause
- SDK today


AUTOMATOR 11:25
- "really cool app" - "visual scripting"
- interactive, fully automated scripts, shared scripts
- access to iLife, Mail, Safari, iCal (whispering in the audience: viruses??)
- demo: he gets pictures from uncle's website, pulls them to desktop, collect, rename, burn to DVD, lot of work
- now, with automator: build a workflow, visually, can then modify preferences in place
drag "internet/find linked images" to workflow, modify preferences
drag "internet/download internet files", automatically linked together
drag "iphoto/import fotos to iphoto", choose to delete downloaded images
drag "iDVD/new DVD slideshow", 3 sec pause, cube transition
- now, just click run - it goes and does it! nice! applause - "it is that simple, it really is!"
- here is the best part - save the workflow, use it again, integrate it to mail, safari, etc:
- just go to webpage, click on "Burn to DVD" (in new menu top right), and it does it... applause
- SDK today


11:34 Steve: "the most amazing of all!"
ICHAT
- personal video conferencing, huge success (brummeln im publikum)
- video conf now with H264
- video conf now with 3 people simultaneous
- audio conf with 10
demo: audio conf with danika, phil and bertrand
- phil: "where are you?" (laughter)

Steve: "Video conference: are we going to do this with 3 sep windows, how everyone else would do it? no!"
- add bertrand, und phil - fantastische 3D composition! WOOHOO!!!! cool - huge applause!
- bertrand, phil drop off - pretty danika stays, audience is happy :-) tres chic!


SUMMARY TIGER:
- 150+ features, 64 bit, even better window citizen, Spotlight (search), H264, Safari RSS, Core Image, .mac/sync, Dashboard (expose for widgets), Automator, iChat
- "we are going to zoom right past the competition!" quotes the posters:
"Redmond, we have a problem", "Redmond, start your photocopiers", "Introducing Longhorn"
- shipping 1H2005 - more than a year before Longhorn!
- developers are getting a copy today! woohoo!

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Alle Informationen zur WWDC Keynote 2004

Gleich wird es losgehen im Moscone Center West und wir können uns einen ersten textbasierten Eindruck von 10.4 Tiger machen. Der fscklog Chat (in iChat Apfel+G drücken, fscklog eingeben, fertig) ist für interessierte Plauderer eröffnet und in diesem flossen alle greifbaren Infos zusammen. Vielen Dank an alle teilnehmenden Leser und Schreiber (es wird übrigens immer noch fleißig diskutiert).

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