Apple launches the iPad

Today, Apple launches the iPad, a tablet computer that can run different applications that allow you to surf the internet, e-mail, read books, listen to music, watch movies, play games, display photos and much more.




Some people wonder why it’s called the iPad. Some say that it’s sounds similar to Apple’s iPod, so maybe it was to help people remember the name more easily. Personally, I would like to think that they named the device iPad as a tribute to the Star Trek PADD devices. PADD stands for “Personal Access Display Device”. The Star Trek PADD devices have appeared throughout the Star Trek television and movie franchise. They may have been an inspiration for the iPad and other tablet computers. Fictional future technology now available for all today.



PADD devices from the Original Star Trek TV series.


A PADD device as seen on Star Trek: Enterprise.






PADD devices as seen on Star Trek: The Next Generation and on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Apple unveils new iMacs with 21.5 and 27-inch displays



CUPERTINO, California—October 20, 2009—Apple® today unveiled an all new iMac® line featuring brilliant LED-backlit 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen displays in a new edge-to-edge glass design and seamless all aluminum enclosure. The new iMac line, starting at $1,199, is the fastest ever with Intel Core 2 Duo processors starting at 3.06 GHz, and Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors for up to twice the performance.* Every new iMac ships with a wireless keyboard and the all new wireless Magic Mouse, the world’s first mouse with Multi-Touch™ technology pioneered by Apple on the iPhone®, iPod touch® and Mac® notebook trackpad.
Pricing & Availability The new 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac and Mac mini lines are now shipping and available through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The Intel Core i5 and i7 quad-core iMacs are available for order and will begin shipping this November. Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server is available from the Apple Store and Apple’s retail stores.
The new 21.5-inch 3.06 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,199 (US), includes:
  • 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display;
  • 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache;
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
  • 500GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet port;
  • four USB 2.0 ports;
  • one FireWire 800 port;
  • SD card slot;
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • Wireless Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse.

The new 21.5-inch 3.06 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:
  • 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display;
  • 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache;
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB;
  • ATI Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics; with 256MB GDDR3;
  • 1TB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet port;
  • four USB 2.0 ports;
  • one FireWire 800 port;
  • SD card slot;
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • Wireless Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse.

The new 27-inch 3.06 GHz iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,699 (US), includes:
  • 27-inch 2560 x 1440 LED-backlit display;
  • 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache;
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB;
  • ATI Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics; with 256MB GDDR3;
  • 1TB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • Mini DisplayPort for video input and output (adapters sold separately);
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet port;
  • four USB 2.0 ports;
  • one FireWire 800 port;
  • SD card slot;
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • Wireless Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse.

The new 27-inch 2.66 GHz Core i5 iMac, for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US), includes:
  • 27-inch 2560 x 1440 LED-backlit display;
  • 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5 quad-core processor with 8MB shared L3 cache;
  • 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable to 16GB;
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 discrete graphics; with 512MB GDDR3;
  • 1TB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • Mini DisplayPort for video input and output (adapters sold separately);
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet port;
  • four USB 2.0 ports;
  • one FireWire 800 port;
  • SD card slot;
  • built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
  • Wireless Apple Keyboard, Magic Mouse.

Build-to-order options for the 27-inch Core i5 quad-core iMac include a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor.

Apple Previews Mac OS X Snow Leopard to Developers


SAN FRANCISCO—June 9, 2008—Apple® today previewed Mac OS® X Snow Leopard, which builds on the incredible success of OS X Leopard and is the next major version of the world’s most advanced operating system. Rather than focusing primarily on new features, Snow Leopard will enhance the performance of OS X, set a new standard for quality and lay the foundation for future OS X innovation. Snow Leopard is optimized for multi-core processors, taps into the vast computing power of graphic processing units (GPUs), enables breakthrough amounts of RAM and features a new, modern media platform with QuickTime® X. Snow Leopard includes out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 and is scheduled to ship in about a year.

“We have delivered more than a thousand new features to OS X in just seven years and Snow Leopard lays the foundation for thousands more,” said Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “In our continued effort to deliver the best user experience, we hit the pause button on new features to focus on perfecting the world’s most advanced operating system.
Snow Leopard delivers unrivaled support for multi-core processors with a new technology code-named “Grand Central,” making it easy for developers to create programs that take full advantage of the power of multi-core Macs. Snow Leopard further extends support for modern hardware with Open Computing Language (OpenCL), which lets any application tap into the vast gigaflops of GPU computing power previously available only to graphics applications. OpenCL is based on the C programming language and has been proposed as an open standard. Furthering OS X’s lead in 64-bit technology, Snow Leopard raises the software limit on system memory up to a theoretical 16TB of RAM.

Using media technology pioneered in OS X iPhone™, Snow Leopard introduces QuickTime X, which optimizes support for modern audio and video formats resulting in extremely efficient media playback. Snow Leopard also includes Safari® with the fastest implementation of JavaScript ever, increasing performance by 53 percent, making Web 2.0 applications feel more responsive.*

For the first time, OS X includes native support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 in OS X applications Mail, iCal® and Address Book, making it even easier to integrate Macs into organizations of any size.

*Performance will vary based on system configuration, network connection and other factors. Benchmark based on the SunSpider JavaScript Performance test on an iMac® 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, with 2GB of RAM.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.

Mac OS X Leopard to ship on October 26



Packed with more than 300 new features, Mac OS X Leopard goes on sale Friday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, Apple announced today. And, beginning today, customers can place pre-orders on Apple’s online store. “Leopard, the sixth major release of Mac OS X, is the best upgrade we’ve ever released,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “And everyone gets the ‘Ultimate’ version, packed with all the new innovative features, for just $129.”

Apple announces new iMacs

Apple has updated their all in one iMac computer line-up. Apple has replaced the plastic enclosure for one made from aluminum.

I'll be upgrading to a 24-inch model after the latest version of Mac OS X is released and pre-installed.

The new models, their features and prices are as follows:
  • 20-inch introductory iMac: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM, 250 GB SATA Hard Drive, 8x SuperDrive, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT video card - $1199

  • 20-inch mid-level iMac: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM, 320 GB SATA Hard Drive, 8x SuperDrive, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro video card - $1499

  • 24-inch iMac: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM, 320 GB SATA Hard Drive, 8x SuperDrive, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro video card - $1799

  • 24-inch top line iMac: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 500 GB SATA Hard Drive, 8x SuperDrive, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro video card - $2299

Apple introduces the iPhone



iPhone combines three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers. So it ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone. 

“Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything,” Jobs said.

Featuring a new input technology called “Multi-Touch” the iPhone features only a single physical button, called “home.” You control the phone by sliding a finger across its touch-sensitive 3.5-inch display, which has a resolution of 320-by-480 pixels at 160 pixels-per-inch display.

The iPhone, which runs Mac OS X, has full iTunes integration and can seamlessly sync data with a Mac, PC, or Internet service, including music and videos from iTunes, contacts, calendars, photos, notes, bookmarks and e-mail accounts.

The 0.46-inch (11.6-millimeter) thick device weighs 4.8 ounces (135 grams) and sports a 2-megapixel camera, volume control, ring-silent switch, 3.5-millimeter headset/audio jack, SIM tray, “sleep-wake” switch, speaker, microphone, and a 30-pin iPod dock connector. The quad-band GSM (850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 1900MHz) + EDGE phone also has 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 capabilities. Jobs noted 3G capabilities will come in the future.

Three smart sensors also help control the iPhone’s behavior. A proximity sensor shuts down the display and touchscreen when the phone is held to the ear. An ambient light sensor automatically adjusts screen brightness to save power. Meanwhile, an accelerometer lets the phone know whether to display in portrait or landscape mode.

Despite the phone’s revolutionary features, Jobs claimed that the phone’s strongest feature was its redefinition of how calls are made. “We want to reinvent the phone,” Jobs said. “What’s the killer app? The killer app is making calls. It’s amazing how hard it is to make calls on phones. We want you to use contacts like never before.”

A Visual Voice-mail feature allows users to skip directly to voice mails they want to hear. An easy-to-use conference call feature lets users connect two calls with one touch of the screen. Text messaging on the iPhone is similar to iChat, with user dialogue encased in bubbles and with familiar iChat sounds, and a touch keyboard appears below for entering text.

The iPhone uses its Wi-Fi and EDGE capabilities to automatically connect to the Internet. Internet connectivity includes HTML-capable e-mail that works with any IMAP or POP3 e-mail service. Jobs also announced that Yahoo will offer free push e-mail—similar to the e-mail system on a Blackberry—to all iPhone customers.

Apple also included its Safari web browser, and the phone can use its Internet capabilities to view standard Web pages, rather than WAP versions of pages. Integrated Google Maps functionality lets users look up locations, search for local businesses, and view satellite imagery. The iPhone also supports Dashboard widgets, and Apple announced it will include weather and stock widgets.

The iPhone’s photo management features are equally interesting. Its software enables users to use a “pinching” motion to zoom in and out of pictures, and to orient pictures in standard or landscape mode. When playing music, the iPhone can automatically adjust levels up or down as calls come in.

The iPhone will come in two versions: a 4GB, $499 model and an 8GB, $599 model. Both will require a two-year contract with Cingular, the exclusive U.S. carrier. Both models will be available beginning in June from Apple Stores and from Cingular.

Apple announces Apple TV


Your computer is the center of your digital life. Your TV is the center of your entertainment life. But what if you want to watch movies, TV shows, movie trailers, podcasts, and photos from your computer on your TV? At $299, Apple TV brings iTunes to the big screen.

iTunes to Apple TV, wire free.
Apple TV connects to your TV via an HDMI port or component video and audio ports. Its built-in, superfast 802.11 wireless capability syncs your iTunes library to any Mac or PC in the house. Best of all, what's on Apple TV stays in sync: Anytime you change your library in iTunes, it changes on Apple TV — wirelessly, automatically.

What’s on TV? Whatever you want.
Apple TV puts your iTunes library — movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts — plus movie trailers from Apple.com on your TV. And your digital photos from iPhoto on a Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Album on a Windows PC appear in high definition, so you can put on a stunning big-screen slideshow.

Apple introduces the all-new AirPort Extreme




Introducing the new AirPort Extreme Base Station, the perfect wireless solution for home, school, and business. As it blankets your space with a blazing-fast, secure wireless network, it opens up a world of possibilities for home entertainment, backups, printing, and more.

With the new AirPort Extreme Base Station, you and up to 50 of your friends, colleagues, or family members can enjoy a robust wireless network offering up to five times the performance and up to twice the range of networks created with the earlier 802.11g standard.


It's fast; 802.11 n + a/b/g compatible. It has USB for printer sharing AND support for attaching a shared hard drive. It's got three LAN Ethernet ports that run at 100mbit. Shipping in February for $179.

David Pogue proves Vista doesn't copy OS X



Here is a short New York Times video of writer David Pogue debunking the myth that Microsoft's Vista operating system copies from Apple's OS X.

Click Here to view.

Apple Unveils New MacBook With Intel Core 2 Duo Processors


CUPERTINO, California—November 8, 2006—Apple® today unveiled its new line of MacBook™ consumer notebooks that now include Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Just one-inch thin, the new MacBooks are up to 25 percent faster than the previous generation and feature a built-in iSight® video camera for on-the-go video conferencing, Apple’s MagSafe™ Power Adapter that safely disconnects when under strain, and iLife® ‘06, Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications.

With prices starting at just $1,099, the new MacBook lineup includes three models: sleek white 1.83 GHz and 2.0 GHz MacBook models, and a stunning black 2.0 GHz MacBook model. With Intel’s latest Core 2 Duo processors, the new MacBook is up to 25 percent faster than the previous MacBook and up to six times faster than the iBook®, making it even easier for consumers to manage and enjoy their digital content with iLife ‘06.* Consumers will also benefit from the added power in the new 2.0 GHz models, including double the memory and greater storage capacity than the previous generation, as well as a double-layer SuperDrive™ for burning professional-quality DVDs.

The MacBook comes with iLife ‘06, the next generation of Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications featuring iPhoto®, iMovie HD, iDVD®, GarageBand™ and iWeb™, the latest iLife application that makes it super-easy to create amazing websites with photos, blogs and podcasts and publish them on .Mac for viewing by anyone on the Internet with just a single click.** The MacBook also comes with the latest release of the world’s most advanced operating system, Mac OS® X version 10.4.8 Tiger, including Safari™, Mail, iCal®, iChat AV, Front Row and Photo Booth, running natively on the Intel-based notebook.

Pricing & Availability
The new MacBook is available immediately through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

The 1.83 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,099 (US), includes:

  • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display with 250 cd/m2 brightness;

  • 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;

  • 667 MHz front-side bus;

  • 512MB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;

  • 60GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;

  • a slot-load Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;

  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;

  • Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);

  • built-in iSight video camera;

  • Gigabit Ethernet port;

  • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;

  • two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;

  • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;

  • Scrolling TrackPad;

  • the infrared Apple Remote; and

  • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.


The 2.0 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US), includes:
  • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display with 250 cd/m2 brightness;

  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;

  • 667 MHz front-side bus;

  • 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;

  • 80GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;

  • a slot-load 6x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;

  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;

  • Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);

  • built-in iSight video camera;

  • Gigabit Ethernet port;

  • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;

  • two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;

  • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;

  • Scrolling TrackPad;

  • the infrared Apple Remote; and

  • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.


The 2.0 GHz, 13-inch black MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:
  • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display with 250 cd/m2 brightness;

  • 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;

  • 667 MHz front-side bus;

  • 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;

  • 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;

  • a slot-load 6x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;

  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;

  • Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);

  • built-in iSight video camera;

  • Gigabit Ethernet port;

  • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;

  • two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;

  • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;

  • Scrolling TrackPad;

  • the infrared Apple Remote; and

  • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.


see
www.apple.com/macbook for more information.

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Apple Store opens in Freehold NJ

Apple opened a new store at the Freehold Raceway Mall.

Apple Store, Fifth Avenue opens tonight.



Grand Opening
Tonight at 6:00 p.m.

The Apple Store, Fifth Avenue opens tonight—and will stay open 24/7/365. So you can get the help you need when you need it. To start things off right, we're giving away a new MacBook every hour for 24 hours straight,* and the first 2500 visitors will receive a limited-edition T-shirt. This is one all-nighter you don't want to miss.

Apple Introduces Boot Camp

Public Beta Software Enables Intel-based Macs to Run Windows XP

CUPERTINO, California—April 5, 2006—Apple® today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Available as a download beginning today, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac®, and once installation is complete, users can restart their computer to run either Mac OS® X or Windows XP. Boot Camp will be a feature in “Leopard,” Apple’s next major release of Mac OS X, that will be previewed at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in August.



“Apple has no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Apple’s superior hardware now that we use Intel processors,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We think Boot Camp makes the Mac even more appealing to Windows users considering making the switch.”



Boot Camp simplifies Windows installation on an Intel-based Mac by providing a simple graphical step-by-step assistant application to dynamically create a second partition on the hard drive for Windows, to burn a CD with all the necessary Windows drivers, and to install Windows from a Windows XP installation CD. After installation is complete, users can choose to run either Mac OS X or Windows when they restart their computer.

Pricing & Availability
The public beta of Boot Camp is available immediately as a download at 
www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp, and is preview software licensed for use on a trial basis for a limited time. The final version of Boot Camp will be available as a feature in the upcoming Mac OS X version 10.5 “Leopard.” Apple does not provide support for installing or running Boot Camp and does not sell or support Microsoft Windows software. Apple welcomes user feedback on Boot Camp at bootcamp@apple.com.

System Requirements
Boot Camp requires an Intel-based Mac with a USB keyboard and mouse, or a built-in keyboard and TrackPad; Mac OS X version 10.4.6 or later; the latest firmware update; at least 10GB of free space on the startup disk; a blank recordable CD or DVD; and single-disc version of Windows XP Home Edition or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

Happy 30th Anniversary to Apple

Apple was founded 30 years ago today. Apple Computer has grown from a tiny start-up to a household name and cultural icon known as much for its iPod digital music players as its computers.

I first started using Apple computers in 1981, and have been an Apple fan and user ever since.

Happy Birthday Macintosh

22 years ago today, January 24, 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh computer to the world.

Disney buys Pixar for $7.4 billion

The Walt Disney Co today said that it would buy Pixar Animation Studios in a $7.4 billion deal that gives Pixar animators creative control over the world's most famous cartoon studio and makes Pixar CEO Steve Jobs one of Disney's largest shareholders.

Under the agreement, expected to close this summer, Jobs, who also heads Apple Computer Inc, will join Disney's board of directors.

New Apple products at MacWorld

iMac
Apple made several new announcements at the recent MacWorld show. They introduced the MacBook Pro notebook computer and a faster iMac computer with the following features:
intel core duo
Intel Core Duo
Two words: blazing fast. Apple's first notebook and desktop powered by an Intel processor.
Front Row
The best seat in the house and on the road. Enjoy your music, photos, and videos from across the room with the Apple Remote.
Built-in iSight camera
Video chat, take pictures, and record movies all with the iSight camera integrated in the iMac and MacBook Pro.
iLife '06 introducing iWeb
The ultimate suite of creative tools for your music, photos, and movies. Now you can publish websites, blogs, and podcasts in one click with iWeb.

The following products were also updated.

iLife 06iLife '06
Your life in music, photos, movies, and blogs. Includes updated versions of iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and an all new application iWeb.

dot mac.Mac
Web publishing, Photocasting, email, and more. Your life on the Internet.

iWork 06iWork '06
Keynote and Pages with new themes, spreadsheet-style tables, and 3D charts.