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My Rundown On The Apple Keynote

Posted in iThink with tags , , , , on June 6, 2011 by The Hieb

I just watched the Apple Keynote and here is my rundown.

OS X Lion

Wow I have to say I was very impressed by this version. Leopard was cool in a “faster” kind of way but didn’t really bring much to the table as far as features went. This new version is like bringing the ease of the mobil experience and combining it with the desktop experience.

The multitouch gestures are amazing, swiping between programs, the integration with the new Mission Control it all works so well and I cant wait to use it.

Launchpad, resume, autosave, and versions is everything I wanted in time machine so maybe now I can use this external drive as an actual backup.

Airdrop: quick easy file sharing over wi-fi, SWEET!!!

iOS 5

The New notifications are a blessing compared to what they were. I love the new pulldown screen and the home screen quick jump to the applications that sent the notifications.

Newstand: Just like iBooks but for magazines. I really like the idea behind digital magazines but I hate how some publishers keep missing the boat. One magazine that I would love to subscribe to is The New Yorker but they are offering a year subscription for 59.99. If you are a print subscriber…wow I just went to double check the price on the print version which was $39 is now $69. ┬áThis deserves a whole other post from me. UHG!!!

The new safari seems cool with the one page no clicking thingy but coming from someone with a website doesn’t that mean less clicks on your site?

Reminders are a little cool just as a replacement for using notes when I do the grocery shopping.

I really like the new camera features. You can now access the camera quickly from the home page even if its password protected so for that quick shot your not fumbling through the phone to open the camera app. Using the volume up button as a shutter is nice as well *cough camera+ *cough.

PC free operations just opens this market up to more people. Not sure if I will use it unless it can sink all my podcasts every morning, otherwise I will still be updating via the iMac.

iMessage: OMG Thank You SOOOOOO much. Any more excuses to get people of that archaic thing called texting I will accept with open arms. QUIT PAYING EXTRA FOR TEXT MESSAGES!!!!! IT’S RETARDED, IT’S JUST BITS OF INFORMATION, YOU ALREADY HAVE A DATA PLAN, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*whew*

iCloud

For the most part it’s all free and who can complain about that. As far as me personally using it, I guess I will have to see when it is available.

I was really hoping they would do a music subscription thing. The zune subscription model is something I would totally go for. It’s a nominal monthly fee with access to tons of music and then I think you get like one album to download to keep every month.

Apple I love you, but you already knew that.

So Says The Hieb

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