WWDC 2007 ForeverGeek coverage
You can catch Apple Gazette’s live coverage of the event here.
Games are coming to the Mac! EA games will now develop games for the Mac and the following ones will be released during July: Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix; Command & Conquer 3; Battlefield 2142; Need For Speed Carbon; Madden 08, Tiger Woods 08.
The new OS will have 300 new features, and Steve will show 10 of them today.
#1 – Leopard now has a semi-transparent look to it, a brand new desktop. The brushed metal interface is gone, and Leopard will have a consistent look (like I anticipated).
There’s a new finder, which is the second new feature.
You can now view a folder’s content using Cover Flow ( !!! ), and you can also use Cover Flow to basically browse through anything, a presentation, videos, etc.
“Back to my Mac” is a new application which allows you to remotely access another Mac. Basically the equivalent of Windows’ “Remote Desktop”.
#3 Quick Look – let’s you quickly preview files without opening their respective applications. Works with all major file types and there will be plugin modules available for developers.
#4 Leopard is completely 64-bit
#5 Core Animation – special animation effects which can be easily added to applications
#6 Boot Camp – can run Vista and XP at native speed (to be used as a complement to VMware and Parallels)
#7 Spaces – multiple desktops (usually found in Linux distros)
#8 Dashboard – new widgets and the ability to create custom widgets with Safari
#9 iChat – Better audio quality with new AAC-Low Delay codec, tabbed chats, photo booth effects, iChat theatre, and backdrops. You can drag any file that works with Quick Look to iChat to showcase it in “real time”, yes, even videos.
#10 Time Machine – has one click setup, automatically backs up everything, back up to local hard drive or server – even wirelessly. Can plug in a drive to an Airport base station and backup more than one computer. Search back in time for lost files, preview with quick look, restore individual files or entire mac.
One more thing…
Apple is going to release Safari for Windows!
One last thing…
The iPhone will have support for 3rd party applications using Web 2.0 + AJAX. They will run from within Safari. (better than nothing I guess)