Back from the podcast-a-day-pace set during
Macworld Expo , we devote a fair amount of attention in this post-Expo Macworld Podcast to one of the bigger announcements to come out of this month’s trade show—Apple’s
Jason Snell has spent the past week with the ultra-thin notebook—look for his review at Macworld.com later Wednesday—and he joins Macworld.com executive editor Philip Michaels, senior news editor Jonathan Seff, and Macworld Lab director James Galbraith for a roundtable discussion about what’s to like and what’s not to like about the MacBook Air.
But first, I turn my attention to another tech trade show—
PMA, the major gathering of the professional photography industry. Frequent Macworld contributor Ben Long joins me for a PMA preview.
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In my round-up of the week’s news, I spend some time on the Apple TV update
announced at Expo ; that software update is shipping this week, and I plan to follow up my
initial first look with a more hands-on analysis of the update, once it arrives. In the meantime, consider this
comparison of my pre-Expo wishlist for the Apple TV and what Apple actually delivered.
In my PMA discussion with Ben Long, we mention the Canon-vs.-Nikon and Aperture-vs.-Lightroom debates that typically accompany photo trade shows. Rick LePage has addressed both the
Aperture-Lightroom debates in Macworld articles.
There have already been a couple of digital-camera announcements in advance of PMA, including the
Nikon D60 ,
six new Coolpix models ,
four new PowerShots and the
EOS Rebel XSi DSLR from Canon, and many other releases covered at our
Cameras product center. Our colleagues at PC World also have a page devoted to
For the MacBook Air discussion, you want to check out
our lab tests (and the accompanying information explaining what tests go into
Speedmark 5 ) as well as our
MacBook Air FAQ . You’ll also find Jason Snell’s blog posts on
the migration assistant and
squeezing files onto the laptop’s 80GB hard drive to be of interest.
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