New PowerBooks may have sparked interest at Macworld Expo San Francisco 2003, but more attention has gone to Apple’s new Web browser since, so Adam dons his pith helmet to explore Safari. We also finish off our Macworld Superlatives list, noting the most interesting products at the show, including a bit of sartorial splendor for the wireless networking set. In the news, we note a new 31-Jan-03 release date for iLife and a welcome upgrade to PowerMail 4.1.1.
iLife Delayed Until 31-Jan-03 -- Sometimes, the baby just isn't ready. At Macworld Expo, Apple announced a 25-Jan-03 delivery date for its $50 digital hub suite iLife, which comprises iTunes 3, iPhoto 2, iMovie 3, and iDVD 3
PowerMail 4.1.1 Integrates Apple Technologies -- CTM Development recently released PowerMail 4.1.1 (a small bug fix release for version 4.1, released several weeks before)
It's always telling when we lack enough space to publish our traditional Macworld Expo superlatives in a single article. Although Apple made most of the major show news, the TidBITS staff had no trouble finding other products on the show floor that were worthy of mention.
Best Use for a Finger -- Being forced to log in to Mac OS X all the time is annoying, even when it serves a valuable security purpose
As I noted in "Apple Reduces Its Microsoft Dependency" in TidBITS-662, Apple's Macworld Expo beta release of the Safari Web browser is indication that Apple is hunting big game, namely Microsoft