Jan 12 2005

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Whoa! Go Apple!

So is it just me or does Apple Computer know what they are doing? Yesterday was the Keynote at the Macworld Conference and Mr. Jobs revealed several awesome products. The first two are software related and are iLife ’05 and iWork ’05. iLife is just an updated version of the current one I have (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iTunes) but, iWork is a new office application that includes the updated version of Keynote (Apple’s PowerPoint Killer) and a new application called Pages. Pages is an awesome looking word processor and has me looking forward to using it over MS Word any day as I already use Keynote instead of PowerPoint. Now on with the hardware!

Also released yesterday was the Mac mini. Now your PC users have no excuse for not getting a Mac! It is small, powerful and affordable. The machine is $499 for the lowest end model. Just remember to BYODKM (Bring your own Display, Keyboard, and Mouse). It will function with any PC monitor, TV and any USB or Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. This just rocks and I can’t wait to see how well it does.

Last but not least, we have the iPod Shuffle. This is a flash based iPod that comes in a 512MB and a 1GB version and will cost $99 and $149 respectively. Now I love my iPod and can’t say enough how much I use it but this is just one cooler product that Apple has that will draw people. The iPod Shuffle has no screen so your music is random but at the same time, it is now larger than a pack of gum! If you don’t have the music to fill the larger iPods, get this one. You’ll love it from what I have seen of it.

Well, I just wanted to share my thoughts on these awesome new products.

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