There’s going to be a huge Apple Day at the Duluth (Georgia) CompUSA on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alias|Wavefront will demo Maya 4.5. Steve Shiver of SafariGuide will be on hand for a full demo of SafariGuide, a contact relationship manager for the Mac.
Keith McDaniel of Apple Computer will be doing seminars on Mac OS X 10.2 (“Jaguar”) and all the iApps, including iCal. Jaguar is, of course, the much anticipated update of Mac OS X. It has over 150 major new features, including a multithreaded Finder (which makes it much faster), spring loaded folder (a much requested feature brought over from Mac OS 9), and integrated search.
iCal is an “i” app due for release next month. The program has built-in Internet sharing that lets you manage multiple calendars, share them over the Internet, and automatically keep them updated. You can “publish” your iCal calendars on the Web, so others can “subscribe” and view them in iCal on their own Mac. In addition, iCal can automatically check for updates to imported calendars on a regular basis, so shared calendars are always up to date.
There’ll be Apple branded giveaways and more at the Apple Day. The Duluth CompUSA is located at 3825 Venture Drive.