The presentation was awe-inspiring, I know. But what I was really doing was testing Keynote’s ease of recording a presentation and sending that data to YouTube. My summary: it’s so freaking easy your dog’s owner could do it? All you do is build your presentation, go to the beginning and click Record Slide Show. Simply talk into the mic, then click stop recording when you are done! All you need to do from there is use Keynote’s SendTo menu to send to YouTube. Authorize Keynote when it asks and BAM…done.
This year’s WWDC has brought a few interesting things: a new Apple.com website layout, the launch of the iPhone, the announcement of the near final Mac OSX Leopard, some updated Mac hardware, and last but not least (and the most surprising), Safari 3!
This time around, Mac is attempting to be a competitor for IE and Mozilla’s Firefox and delivering the browser, not only on the Mac, but on the PC as well! This is great news for developers that don’t have access to Macs as they are finally able to test a little bit on Mac’s browser.
This new release is boasting a few things:
- Blazing Performance – Apple claims: The fastest web browser on any platform, Safari loads pages up to 2 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2.
- Elegant User Interface – Nothing revolutionary…same old Safari interface which I’m not overly fond of
- Easy Bookmarks – Same old bookmarking that you see in IE and FF
- Pop-Up Blocking – A good feature…but basic
- Inline Find – A fairly sexy find feature
- Tabbed Browsing – Ye olde tabbed interface….it lacks the Ctrl+Tab and Shift+Ctrl+Tab that I know and love though
- SnapBack – SnapBack lets you instantly snap back to your original search results or to the top level of any website, even after you’ve browsed down a few levels.
- Forms Autofill – Nothing new
- Built-in RSS – Ok….Safari does handle RSS nicely.
- Resizable Text Fields – Cool…I guess
- Private Browsing – This is a nifty feature!
- Security – ….sure
I’m too much of a Firefox buff to switch…but it will be good to test on any box :) Thanks Apple!
Freaking awesome. SNL is really pulling out of its slump…to get Steve Jobs to come to SNL and really advertise the iPhone! w00t!
Engadget has a nice summary of the iPhone:
9:47: The solution? A giant touchscreen interface. Multi-touch! You can do multi-gestures on the screen itself.
9:51: The iPhone syncs just like the iPod to your PC and Mac.
9:51: It syncs not only music, videos, but all your data! Bookmarks, email setup, contacts.
9:52: Just like an iPod.
9:52: Runs OSX
9:52: Thinner than any smartphone out there.
9:52: Controls on the side, volume, silent. The Back: 2-megapixel camera.
9:53: Top: headset jack, SIM, sleep-wake.
9:53: An iPod connector, just like the iPod (on the bottom).
9:54: Proximity sensor on the face, turns off the screen so your face doesn’t press the buttons.
9:54: Ambient light switch and accelerometer to switch from portrait to landscape.
9:55: Built-in speaker.
1. Widescreen iPod with touch control.
2. The Apple Phone.
3. Internet communications device.
All in one! It’s actually going to be called the iPhone!