Whew, what a day! There were the announcements from Macworld Expo, including the new MacBook Pro, an Intel iMac, updates to the iLife and iWork software suites, an iPod radio. Then in the Software Update today we have updates to QuickTime, and iTunes, as well as Mac OS x 10.4.4. Those are some hefty updates, so if you’re on dial-up you’ll need to ask your dealer if you can get them on CD.
Then there are various other updates around, including Google Earth official beta (needs broadband and a decent Mac), Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil, Stellarium 0.7.1 (claims to have been updated months ago but has only just appeared), MarsEdit 1.1.
Nod to The Unofficial Apple Weblog.
I grabbed the Stellarium update yesterday and it’s a nice one. Maybe you could search in the previous version, but I didn’t see it. This version allows you to find planets, constellations and so on. Very nice.
If you’ve never played with Google Earth before then watch out. It can become very time consuming locating the spots where acquaintances from mailing lists live and looking at places you might visit sometime. The amount of detail varies, but it’s a heady feeling to fly through the Grand Canyon, for example.
As for Apple’s iPod radio — it looks similar to the Griffin iFM which arrived for me on Monday. It’s drawback that the iPod can’t use the radio while plugged in to the dock, but the iFM is pretty nifty.