At Mac News Weekly we are always trying new things with the show. Today, we changed location to the Mac News Weekly "newsroom" and we are also using entirely automatic controls (exposure/frame-rate).
The way that I did the keynote coverage was a bit sloppy, and read over some things (I was filming as the updates came in). 10.6 Snow Leopard will be Apple's next generation operating system. It adds on a ton small features that Leopard lacked.
I'm not a gamer, I hate video games. But I think that EA changed that. SPORE is a game currently under development. In SPORE, you make a creature and then control its evolution over time. SPORE uses all of Apple's graphic protocols and ends up with a rich 3D gameplay. SPORE is going to be released on September 7th (Pre-order), but you can download a free trial of SPORE Creature Creator where you build the creature for SPORE.
Qik is a live streaming service that offers users the ability to do a live stream from their phone, this week they announced support for the iPhone. The date has not been confirmed.
Cali Lewis and Neal Campbell are the co-producers of GeekBrief.TV. Cali and Neal are pursuing on of their goals in life: traveling the entire United States in an RV, while producing GeekBrief.TV. They are calling it the Big Trip. You can support the Big Trip by buying one of the T-shirts that I was wearing, or taking out an advertising space at Paid by Pixels.
Apple has sold 5 Billion songs on iTunes to date. The iTunes catalog consists of 8 million songs, 20,000 T.V. episodes and 2,000 movies (350 are HD). In addition, they are selling more than 50,00.
Many thanks to Riley Kaminer for helping out with this episode.