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Monday, July 2, 2012

Prepare Yourself and Make Your Presentation With Your iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

"You can give impressive presentations from your iPad‚ and perhaps even leave your laptop behind‚ if you prepare well and know what to expect."

Great tips on how to make that presentation with your iPad, even covering what equipment you will need such as adapters and how best to use Keynote with iCloud.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WWDC 2012 Keynote Available Now Online

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 04:00 PM

"Those of you who couldn't catch Apple's WWDC keynote yesterday can now watch the entire event as an online video."

Head over to Apple and enjoy the show.

Monday, April 16, 2012

iWork Suite and Aperture Now Mac App Store Only

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:30 PM

"Apple pulled the trial versions of Aperture 3 and productivity suite iWork '09 from its website, according to a report from MacStories. The links that previously contained download instructions now redirect users to the Mac App Store. An Apple support forum post suggests the Aperture trial was pulled a while ago."

Aperture 3 and the iWork Suite (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) in the Mac App Store only, no big shocker I'm sure since that is where all of their software will end up. I do like it that way myself, makes things so much easier especially if you get a new machine and need to reinstall.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Apple WWDC Keynote: Condensed to Eight Minutes

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple News" @ 11:30 PM

"The Apple keynote was truly jam-packed, from beginning to end. It's worth watching. But it was nearly 2 hours long. If you don't have 117 minutes, this is the best stuff. The moments that matter. Everything you need to see."

You can get the highlights from this year's WWDC keynote by clicking on the Read link below.

iCloud, What Does it Mean?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:42 AM

"So the 2011 WWDC keynote finished a mere hour or two ago, and there's a great deal to talk about! Not least the launch of the wonderfully exciting, dare I say revolutionary, iCloud."

This is a brief but solid run through of the iCloud portion of yesterday's WWDC keynote. Some of the highlights for me were the syncing across multiple devices, the iTunes backup and sync and, oh yes, the fact that it is free. Of course the "one more thing" moment we all wait for was the iTunes Match, where you can store up to 20,000 songs for a mere $24.95 USD per year. Compared to the same number of songs on it would cost you $200.00 per year. That is a bargain, and it even matches songs you didn't purchase through iTunes. Some of the questions I have though, are regarding MobileMe and storage prices. You get 5GB free, but what if you need more? I would imagine it would be competitively priced, or at least I hope so. MobileMe ends on June 30th, 2012, so if you haven't extended your subscription and it's due, you are one of the lucky ones. For me, I renewed mine in March so it sounds like I won't get any kind of refund, or at least I haven't found any information on that. Oh well, that is how it goes I guess. What about you? What are your thoughts on yesterdays keynote? And if you haven't seen it, Apple has uploaded it so you can watch it here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tablets For Real Work? If You Keep Your Expectations In Check, Yes

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Talk" @ 12:00 PM

Last week I did something for the first time: I took my iPad 2, my Apple Bluetooth keyboard, and a pair of headphones - nothing else - and went to my local library to do some writing work. Read more...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Miss "Back to the Mac" in Real Time? Now You Can Stream and Download It

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 06:51 PM

"Today's ‘Back to the Mac' special event hosted by Apple in Cupertino is now available to stream and download."

To watch it head over to Apple and stream it here, or you can head on over to iTunes to download it, filed under the Apple Keynotes Podcast section.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Apple Updates the iWork Suite of Products for iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 AM

"If you've been hesitant about purchasing the individual iWork apps for the iPad, perhaps you should now reconsider. Apple just released what can only be called a significant update to each of its iWork apps: Keynote, Numbers and Pages."

The big update (among the many updates to each product) is the exporting capability to MobileMe iDisk or WebDAV services. For Keynote [affiliate link], you can now export presentations using the PowerPoint format, group and ungroup objects and they have also added support for audio in builds when importing Keynote '09 presentations. For Numbers [affiliate link], the highlights are exporting in Excel format (.XLS) and opening CSV files from Mail and other apps. And last but not least, in Pages [affiliate link], you can now display the word count for your document, open .txt files from Mail and import/export Pages '09 tables with image background fills in cells among other things. All in all a great set of updates from Apple, but the exporting to MobileMe/WebDAV sealed the deal for me.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Apple Posts Video of WWDC 2010

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

"Apple posted a video of the 2010 World Wide Developers Conference keynote presentation late on Monday. CEO Steve Jobs used the event to introduce iPhone 4 along with the rebranding of iPhone OS 4 as iOS 4."

The video is posted here at Apple, so you can watch in either QuickTime or MPEG-4 formats. No chair kicking but I hear there were some Wi-Fi problems.

Tags: video, keynote, 2010, wwdc

Friday, May 14, 2010

Apple Updates iWork Suite for iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:30 AM

"Apple today updated its productivity suite of iPad applications with various bug fixes and small features."

Lots of updates through the series of iWork programs for the iPad, language updates, bug fixes and the like.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Apple Feels Your Pain About Keynote for iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:00 AM

"Apple's iPad-ified iWork apps are generally praised for their polish and functionality. But one place these apps, particularly Keynote, can fall short is when opening a document imported from their desktop counterparts. Specifically, importing a Keynote presentation can often strip critical data out of the document."

So that is a definite problem but Apple has some help for you in their support document called "Keynote for iPad: Best Practices." They have a variety of recommendations including slide size, fonts, slide types and image formats that won't get "lost in translation" when importing to iPad.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Watch WWDC '09 Online

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 02:00 PM

"Watch Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, unveil the new iPhone 3G S, the new MacBook Pro family, and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. See the video-on-demand event right here, exclusively in QuickTime and MPEG-4."

If the announcements weren't enough for you here, head on over to Apple and watch the keynote.

Friday, May 15, 2009

WWDC Keynote Date and Time Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

"Today Apple revealed some more details about the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference via a press release available on their web site. Specifically, they give a firm date and time for the keynote speech of the event, and details about who will be involved."

The Press Release from Apple says the keynote for WWDC will be on June 8 2009 at 10:00 am, and will be given by "team of Apple executives, led by Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing." I don't think it is too much of a shock, to anyone that has been following this story line, that Steve Jobs most likely wouldn't be there because of the health issues. The press release also outlines some of the other activities at WWDC, including over 100 technical sessions over a wide variety of topics, and that developers will be getting a copy of the final Developer Preview release of Snow Leopard.

But if you haven't purchased your WWDC keynote tickets by now you are out of luck as they are indeed sold out.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Updates Available for Numbers, Pages and Keynote

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

"Apple has released Numbers Update 1.0.3, Pages Update 3.0.3, and Keynote Update 4.0.4, each of which address general compatibility issues."

The updates are available as of February 2nd at Apple.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Watch Yesterday's Philnote!

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Announcements" @ 10:00 AM

As is tradition for Apple, the full keynote is now posted on in Standard Def and in High Def. If you, like us, weren't actually there but want to pretend you were, this is your opportunity, so dim the lights, hit play, and cheer at every strange moment you find (I particularly like cheering when Phil makes his strange awkward smile, but that's me).

Incidentally, if Steve Jobs were to step down, Phil Schiller would be my choice to run the company. I know a bunch of folks like Jonny Ive, but I still say I'd rather see him designing devices than representing the company. Phil proved yesterday that he has what it takes and did a decent job even though the updates and announcements weren't the most exciting ever.

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