Yesterday, at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference, Phil Schiller stole the show during the Keynote presentation when unveiling the new Mac Pro. “Can’t innovate anymore — my ass!” said Schiller. The crowd erupted in laugher and applause. "The new Mac Pro looks like no other computer, ever." Schiller said the new Mac Pro was a forward looking product, meeting the needs of video editors, photographers, musicians and graphic artists. But what about Server Admins? Couldn't the new Mac Pro be a great Server too? The answer is, of course it could.
Wisdom says that you can learn more about a person by watching what they do rather than listening to what they say. You can also learn a lot about what someone chooses not to say, or avoids saying.
We don't have to go back too many WWDC’s ago when Apple shared its stage with companies such as Microsoft, Intel or Adobe. But if you watched today's keynote, you'll notice none of these tech giants were seen on stage let alone mentioned (except for Intel’s new Haswell processors).
WWDC 2013 is going live! As in Apple will be streaming the event live via their home page and Apple TV. Thus, T-GAAP will be bringing a recap of the show this evening, so stay tuned.
- Apple website link
- Apple TV link... Well, there is no such thing per se, so just turn on your Apple TV and in the bottom right of the home screen, there is a WWDC icon. Click on that and you are ready to go (and so are we). Images of Apple TV's WWDC link below.
Our Bay Area informant took advantage of a sunny Saturday afternoon in San Francisco to shoot some of these photos of the Moscone West and surrounding area. Looks like Apple is ready for a colorful WWDC 2013! From these photos it appears as if the show will focus on iOS7 and OS X, but Apple could also announce some new hardware too! We will have several posts on Monday and Tuesday with our thoughts on all of Apple's announcements.
Apple has not yet indicated, nor posted any feed for live streaming of their 2013 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). For those of you wondering where the best place to find a home grown stream from those in attendance, we have a few suggestions for you. Below are several outlets that will be broadcasting the WWDC conference live:
- San Jose Mercury News
T-GAAP will also be providing updates and analysis on Monday, along with a timely podcast Monday evening. Conversation is likely to run the gamut after the conference, as the latest banners show an amazingly thin font type coming to OS X and iOS 7. While iOS devices already boast retina displays, does the thin font type for OS X hint that the entire Mac lineup will also be gaining retina displays?
ZBrush by Pixologic is one of the best 3D sculpting applications. It is a professional application that costs $600. Many of the 3D characters seen in today’s movies and TV shows are made with ZBrush. ZBrush allows users to sculpt in a 3D space by pushing in or pulling out on an object with brushes starting from a sphere or plane.
For the non-professional, $600 is too much to pay for this kind of software, especially if they don’t know how to use it. Pixologic came up with a great solution to introduce people to 3D sculpting, so new users can learn how to sculpt without having to pay $600 or pirate it.
Our Bay Area informant headed down to Moscone West in San Francisco this afternoon and snapped these pictures as of 2:00pm Pacific Time today.
With WWDC just around the corner, and no doubt new hardware on its way, we thought we might help you get creative with your current (soon to be old) Mac. If you don't want to sell it, maybe some of these ideas will be useful, if not entertaining. (The pic above is called Mac Sofa King from Technabob).
Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference is coming next week and most are expecting solid updates to OS X and iOS. WWDC is the best place to reveal new features because developers can learn how to add them to their software, but OS updates may not be the only big items coming to WWDC.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced at last week's AllThingsD conference that Apple had sold 13 million Apple TVs, and of them, nearly half that figure was sold in the last year. Host Walt Mossberg and co-host Kara Swisher asked about a new Apple HDTV and what it would entail. Cook was mum on anything resembling an answer, but one thing became abundantly clear: Demand for a way around the cable industry via an Apple solution is ripening at a rapid pace. While Cook used the term "intense interest" to describe Apple's devotion to the TV industry, there is still no indication as to when Apple would enter with its own solution.
The most plausible launch time for an Apple HDTV would seem likely to take place in early 2014, as much needed updates to iPads and iPhone are likely slated for Fall 2013.