Olympics and Intel Developer Forum

A couple of largish events with ancillary Apple connections occurred during the past two weeks—Beijing’s summer Olympic games and the Intel Developer Forum.

Apple and the Olympics? No, Steve Jobs wasn’t cavorting in a bikini during the beach volleyball matches. Rather Apple and Kodak helped put together the Olympics’ media center—along the way encouraging professional photographers to learn more about Aperture. Frequent Macworld contributor and photo pro Derrick Story was there to lend a hand. In our first interview, he talks about his experiences in China.

I’m then joined by former MacAddict editor in chief, Rik Myslewski, who attended the recent Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Rik and I talk about how Intel’s efforts will effect future Apple products, wireless broadband, and, perhaps, appliances in your home and automobile.

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Show Notes

In the early part of the show, I don my cranky-pants to rail against Earthlink’s spamBlocker technology, which includes a Challenge and Response “feature.” If you can’t get enough of these kinds of diatribes, take a gander at my Earthlink and the Devil’s Spam Filter blog post. Also, during my rant I mentioned C-Command’s outstanding spam-filtering software, the $30 SpamSieve. Earthlink customer or no, if you don’t have a copy of SpamSieve running on your Mac, you should.

Derrick took a lot of great shots in China. I’ve embedded several of them in the enhanced version of the podcast. To see more, visit Deke McClelland’s deke.com, Derrick’s Flickr page, and, of course, The Digital Story, Derrick’s home for all digital photography enthusiasts.

A recent Macworld article from David Schloss also looked at the role one Apple product, Aperture, was playing at the Olympics.

I don’t know about you, but during my interview with Rik I lost track of all the numbers and specs associated with Intel’s work. For a more detailed look at what Rik saw and learned, check out his Intel Developer Forum Introduces Your Next Mac.

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