If you're a Mac fan, you probably spent yesterday evening sitting through the various annual announcements as part of the MacWorld Expo. As a resident of the UK, I'm not entirely convinced. Apple TV was updated, but movie rentals are only available in the States. So it's not too exciting for those outside the States. MacBook Air is ok, but a tad expensive in the UK (£1199?) compared to the MacBook Pro or black MacBook. The TimeCapsule was reasonably priced, but is really designed to connect to your modem, where we broadband users tend to already have a router and wireless network. So it's a drive that connects to your network.
As part of the various announcements, the new version of Apple iTunes 7.6 was announced. Primarily contains support for the new movie rental system. Apple QuickTime 7.4 was also made available, with a few enhancements, fixes and more.
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