CT at the Show
San Francisco 2006
Stunning announcements and product releases make Macworld go 'round.
Steve's Latest Hits.
Each year at the Macworld conference in San Francisco,attendees eagerly await
news of the latest Apple technology introductions and upgrades. On January
10, Apple CEO Steve Jobs did not disappoint, delivering the opening keynote
with plenty of exciting announcements and demos that had the audience cheering.
Highlights included: the unveiling of an iMac based on the new Intel Core
Duo Processor - benchmarks have clocked speeds twice as fast as its predecessor;
the introduction of the MacBook Pro, running on the new Intel chip at speeds
up to four times faster than a G4; an iPod radio remote; iLife '06 with photocasting
over the Internet and a GarageBand feature for creating Podcasts; and iWork
'06 with advanced image editing within Pages and Keynote.
It's All About the Expo.
It was, in fact,just possible to make your way through the crowds on the
exhibit floor, though attendees needed to employ their best weave-anddodge
techniques most of the time. Diverse companies made up the more than 300 exhibits
this year, with the biggest exhibitor (guess who?) showing off all the brand-new
Apple offerings. Among the many companies featuring their new products, announcements,
and upgrades were LaCie, FileMaker, Belkin, Fujitsu, Smart Technologies, Small
Tree Communications, SecureMac.com, and Quark.
Get on the Bus!
Get on The Bus! The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus was parked on the exhibit
floor and open to all attendees. Inside, the bus is outfitted with stateof-the
art audio and video components and as well as a full range of musical instruments.
The unique nonprofit mobile recording and multimedia studio allows students
at K-12 and higher education institutions to get hands-on experience with