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TidBITS#862/15-Jan-07

At last week’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco, the newly renamed Apple, Inc., introduced the long-rumored iPhone, combining the features of an iPod, a mobile phone, and an Internet communicator, along with an espresso machine and window cleaner – or were we imagining those last two? We run down just what the iPhone can do, according to Apple, and go further with Glenn Fleishman’s hands-on report. We also pass along the details on the iTV, now called Apple TV, and Apple’s new AirPort Extreme networking system. Other companies had announcements too, and Jeff Carlson looks quickly at the releases of BBEdit 8.6, Yojimbo 1.4, TextWrangler 2.2, Fetch 5.2, and Microsoft Office 2004 11.3.3. Finally, Adam ties it all together with his take on the new feelings of Macintosh vitality at Macworld Expo.

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Bare Bones Releases Multiple Updates

While everyone's eyes were on Apple's iPhone last week, Bare Bones Software released updates to three of its applications. The company's flagship text editor BBEdit 8.6 improves Java and TeX handling, and adds support for the Markdown structured text format (which we use to produce TidBITS), including text coloring, folding of document structural elements, and previewing the results within BBEdit

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iPhone Seeks to Redefine the Mobile Phone

Despite months of rumors about an Apple phone, Steve Jobs still managed to wow the crowd at the Macworld Expo 2007 keynote with the iPhone, a sleek handheld device that incorporates features of the iPod, a smartphone, and an Internet communications device

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Apple TV Connects Macs and TVs

Although the big news at Steve Jobs's Macworld Expo keynote was the iPhone, Jobs also introduced the Apple TV, previously codenamed iTV when it was previewed at a special press event in September 2006 (see "Apple Updates iPods, Introduces Movies, Previews iTV," 2006-09-16)

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AirPort Extreme Updated

Missing from last week's Macworld Expo keynote address was Apple's one other announcement from the show. The company updated its AirPort Extreme Base Station with a Mac mini/Apple TV form factor and 802.11n networking - a new, not-yet-standardized form of faster wireless data networking

Adam Engst No comments

Macworld Expo SF 2007: The Mac is Back!

The last few Macworld Expos in San Francisco may have shown a rebound from the doldrums of the previous years, but that was in large part due to the number of vendors showing iPod-related products and to Apple releasing exciting new hardware and software

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