Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:06 UTC
Apple "Today Apple announced the MacBook Pro. It has quite a few changes compared to the previous PowerBook. For one, it uses an Intel Core Duo (formally known as Yonah) chip. This is a dual core processor and no, unlike what Steve Jobs stated, this does not have two processors. This will help a lot with responsiveness. I've been dreaming of a dual core laptop for quite a while. However, the realization of my dream coupled with the changes seen makes me cry", writes Unsanity. UPDATE: Windows XP won't run on the new Intel Macs because of EFI. Vista is supposed to work though.
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It's not that hard to figure out...
by dubdubdub on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:20 UTC
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iSights are used for business meetings. I am a graphics professional and use an iSight numerous times daily on my desktop. When I was trying to do that portable, it was a pain in the ass to hook up the iSight, cable, mounting bracket, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if ALL macs came with iSights now - typing to talk is finally getting phased out!

The remote is a great idea too. The agency I work at, we use a powerbook G4 17" when we want to do presentations at other locations. Right now we a bluetooth keyboard to advance, etc. If the remote can be used for other things (i.e. Keynote, Powerpoint, etc.) then it will be very useful!

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crystalattice Member since:

Not trolling, but why can't you just use a phone? I have this question at my work; video phones are on everyone's desk but no one can answer my question as to why it's necessary to see the person you're calling. Especially when it's someone in the same building.

The only time I can kinda understand it is for large group calls when you need to see who's talking.

I can see the point of the remote for presentations though. It's the same type of thing companies have been selling for a while except now it's included w/ the computer. And since it's made by Apple, you know it will work w/ your system and not cause problems.

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dylansmrjones Member since:

Well, it could be because of the fact, that many unconcious messages are sent trough facial expressions. Messages which are lost in non-visual communication forms.

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MikeGA Member since:

That is something I'd like to know - can you use the remote with Keynote now?

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jziegler Member since:

typing to talk is finally getting phased out!

Is not. Maybe you only talk to one person at a time via the net. I talk to many. With typing&reading, I can lead many conversations at the same time. With video, I could only lead one conversation at a time.

Typing&reading also costs _much_ less bandwidth. I can do it from a speeding train via GPRS. No chance for a video chat.

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dubdubdub Member since:

You are right, I can hold numerous conversations at once while typing, And yes, it does take alot less bandwidth. I think that typing is suitable for some situations and cameras are more suitable for others.

The scenario I think of most is when trying to explain ideas, show concepts, its a hell of alot easier to pop on the iSight than to scan a sketch and email it or a photograph, etc.

Also, at least around here, the speed of PEOPLE on the internet is almost crawling at times. I have dealt with people recently that don't even use email, and if they do, they have the skill set of a small child. Anyone can talk face to face - that is just human nature ;)

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