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LunchCast – Microsoft’s Announcement – Surface

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Microsoft has announced it new Tablet – Surface, designed to compete with Apple’s iPad

  • 10.6″ screen
  • Windows 8 RT
  • Magnesium case
  • Built in stand
  • Intel Ivy Bridge processor
  • Keyboard
  • Touch pad
  • Front and Back Cameras
  • Two versions, each less than 2 pounds, 32gb, 64gb, or 128 gb
  • Unknown price, release date, screen resolution, battery life
  • Multiple colors
  • It is a tablet pc

LunchCast – Apple announcement – WWDC

Monday, June 11th, 2012

What do you think today’s announcement will include?

MacBookPro

New O.S. – Mountain Lion update?

New Hardware – Laptops, desktops, tvs?

Siri – Available on all portable devices?

Actual announcement:

  • Siri opens – Making fun of Android
  • Bragging about users / apps / etc.
  • Video showing SIRI guiding a blind person
  • iPad apps – Human Anatomy
  • Airbnb
  • Notebook Lineup, OSX, IOS
  • IOS 6 –
  • MacBook lineup:
  • MacBook Air –
  • 2 airs and 2 MacBook Pros
  • i5, i7 8gb ram 1600mhz
  • 512gb flash storage
  • 500mbps read speed
  • usb 3.0
  • 720p facetimehd camera
  • $1199 MacBook air – $1499 – i7
  • 15″ 1799, $2199
  • optical drives are still available
  • New model
  • Macbook pro
  • New Display – Thin as the Air
  • 4.46 lbs
  • Retina display
  • 2,880 pixel 1800 220 ppi, glossy display 15.4″ – (4k display ?)
  • 5 million pixels, 3 million more than HDTV
  • final cut pro full 1080p
  • diablo iii updated
  • Mostly battery, 2 fans
  • 16gb ram, 2.7ghz core i7, kepler gt 650m graphics
  • 768gb flash
  • seven hours battery, 30 days standby
  • SD, HDMI, USB 3.0, MAGSAFE 2, Thunderbolt (2), headphone jack
  • Black Magic 5k camera connected via Thunderbolt
  • backlit keyboard
  • Fan will be nearly imperceptible to the user
  • $2199 8gb ram 2.3ghz 256gb flash
  • Mountain Lion – notification
  • Location Based reminders
  • Messages – Respond on your Mac to the message from your phone
  • Pages – Changes made on the phone seen on the Mac
  • 5 seconds to update
  • Dictation to the Mac
  • New Safari – Tweet, 1 bar unified search
  • Tabs – see all the pages on all devices
  • Visually navigate your tabs
  • Swipe between your tabs, pinch, your in that tab
  • with a whistle, the tweet was sent
  • Tweet Sheet
  • Power Nap – Keeps your Mac up to date while it sleeps
  • When it is charging it will backup itself
  • AirPlay Mirroring – 1080p, stereo audio
  • GameCenter is coming to Mac, same as your mobile devices
  • Play games over airplay
  • Mountain Lion Ships next month, $19.99 (July)
  • One purchase, upgrade all your Macs
  • IOS 6 – UPDATE:
  • New maps icon, all about sports, asked the score, batting average
  • Who is – Player name, gives stats
  • The game schedule shows up too
  • Ratings with reviews show up now with restrants
  • What movies are playing at (theater)
  • Shows the movie trailer
  • Show me movies staring (actor)
  • Play Temple Run, Launch Apps
  • Dinner reservations
  • Eyes Free
  • Hands-free – Integrates with your car…. A button on the steering wheel
  • Adding many languages (60 countries)
  • Siri on the iPad (new ipad only)
  • Sign in once, credentials will be shared with other apps
  • Notification Center
  • Integrating the like feature in apps store, itunes,
  • Contact syncing included with facebook and with Mac
  • Incoming call, slide up – Call me later, smart reminders
  • do not disturb 1 hour, when i leave, when i get home, when i go to work
  • Push notifications will be muted , no screen light up when you sleep
  • Face time over Cellular
  • you can answer on your iPad, or Mac, same with messages
  • Safari – Making it better
  • Offline Reading List
  • Smart App Banners – Upload photos
  • Notification of new apps
  • Browser can push URLs to the app
  • Landscape gives you fullscreen support
  • Photo Stream
  • Shared photo Streams
  • Push Notifications on photos on Apple Tv, windows, etc…
  • New Features: VIP’s – Mailboxes
  • Open password protected Office docs on IOS
  • Passbook – Store all your passes in one place (qr codes)
  • Store cards, movie tickets, starbucks, amtrac
  • United Airlines
  • Guided Access:
  • Prevents child from exiting app
  • Maps:
  • Info Cards, yelp integration
  • Traffic Service, incident reports, crowd sourced
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • 3d, traffic monitored in realtime, eta updated, reroute
  • integrated with Siri
  • Where can I get gas
  • Are we there yet
  • Siri will tell your kids to relax
  • 3d fly over view of cities
  • Google earth like
  • Siri voice is used with Turn by Turn Directions
  • Redesigned App Store
  • Email – New signature coming for personal vs work email
  • LostMode for iOS devices. ┬áIf anyone taps it, dials number automatically
  • In-app Purchases supported
  • 200 new features added with iOS6
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