Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Macworld Expo 2008 News

Apple announced several new products and features today at Macworld Expo, San Francisco.

A new AirPort base station model called the Time Capsule was previewed. This device includes an internal hard drive, either 500 Gigs or 1 TB (terabyte), to be used with Leopard's Time Machine backup feature. Available in February.

The iPhone gets a major software upgrade, available today as a free download. New GPS, maps, SMS text messaging, and customizable home.

The Apple TV gets a software overhaul in concert with the new Apple iTunes movie download service. Four bucks for new releases. Movies run on Macs, PCs, iPods, and iPhones.

Saving the nugget for last, Steve Jobs announced a new MacBook model, the MacBook Air. Apple's Air subnotebook weighs in at 3 lbs., 12-inch screen, with a 60 GB (iPod) hard drive. This is one ultra-thin MacBook.

That's the news from the technology front. Check it out at Apple.

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