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MacWorld Keynote Frenzy

The SteveNote is going on right now. I’m trying to find a blow-by-blow report, but the usual suspects, Engadget and TUAW, are completely hammered right now. I did manage to catch one thing from TUAW before their server turned into a smoking crater: “new iPod remote control with iPod tuner”

Ooh.

By the end of today, the entire world will know everything about the announcements, but there’s just something exciting and fun about discovering them first for yourself. :-)

EDIT: Engadget’s got a photo of the new inline remote. Finally! :-)

I’m following the keynote at macrumorslive.com, which autoupdates using AJAX. Found the link at Digg.

Updates to iLife and .Mac:

“Photocasting” – people can subscribe to new photos you upload via RSS. Flickr’s had this for ages. *yawn*

GarageBand gets a Podcast Studio – woo hoo! Integrates iChat for recording remote interviews. Nice.

New “iWeb” content sharing app now part of iLife. Could be cool. iLife is $79, bundled free with new Macs.

New version of iWork 06 (Pages and Keynote) – $79.

Paul Otellini just walked on stage. First Mac with Intel processor today. It’s the iMac. Looks the same as it does now. Same price. Same versions. Same features. Core Duo 2GHz, each core faster than the G5. Shipping today.

OS X 10.4.4 and all included apps run natively on Intel processors. “Universal” binaries for other apps are coming.

“For years Intel chips have been bored in a PC.” Heh. :-)

No more Powerbook – “Mac Book Pro” with Intel Core Duo. Sweet! 15.4″ LCD, thinner than the 17″ Powerbook. Built in iSight camera. Power adapter magnetically held in, and comes right out if yanked. No more airborne laptop when someone trips on your cord. :-) $2000 for 1.67 GHz, $2500 for 1.83 GHz. Order today, ships in February.

I’m exhausted. Was it good for you? Thanks to macrumorslive.com for reliable updates (Engadget just couldn’t handle the load), and the Jason for hanging out with me on IM and squealing like a little girl with me with each announcment. :-)

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