Tag Archives | Boom
If a drinking game isn’t the way you want to celebrate the “just the beginning” keynote announcement, try some simpler fun with the Macworld Bingo board. Some of the descriptions are a little confusing, so half the fun is trying to figure out if something has actually happened, but it should be a great way to check out the announcements. One more thing, bonus points to anyone who yells out Bingo! during the actual Macworld keynote. I’d do it myself if only I had the opportunity. I think it’d definitely be worth the swift kick out of Mac Meca.
- Mac Pro Octo – A Mac Pro model with eight cores (in any number of physical chips).
- Leopard release date – The exact day that Mac OS X Leopard will be released.
- Virtualization in Leopard – Any virtualization features built into Leopard. This includes the ability to run any other foreign OS within Leopard, including earlier versions of Mac OS.
- New video iPod – Any new iPod that can play video, excluding storage bumps of existing video iPods.
- New look in Leopard – Mac OS X Leopard includes significant changes to the look of the standards elements of the UI (windows, buttons, scroll-bars, etc.)
- MacBook Thin – A new laptop with a screen smaller than any existing MacBook or MacBook Pro.
- iPhone – Any new non-desktop/laptop Apple hardware product that can make phone calls. (VoIP counts.)
- New MacBook Pro – Any new MacBook Pro model, including speed or storage bumps.
- “One more thing…” – When Steve Jobs says there’s “one more thing.” A slide containing the phrase is also acceptable, even if Jobs does not actually say it.
- Hardware product not presented by Jobs – A major new hardware product is presented by someone other than Steve Jobs.
- New desktop Mac (not Mac Pro) – A new desktop Mac product that is not a Mac Pro. (New iMacs count.)
- iPods with cameras – Any iPod with a camera in it or attached to it. (An “iPod Phone” counts if “iPod” is in the name.)
- No iPhone – A new non-desktop/laptop Apple hardware product that can make phone calls is not announced.
- ZFS mentioned – ZFS is mentioned by a presenter. Text on a slide does not count. The presenter must say it.
- iTV named – The product previously discussed as “iTV” is officially named (even if the official name is “iTV”).
- New displays with cameras – New Apple displays with built-in or otherwise attached cameras.
- Illuminous – The word “illuminous” is spoken or appears on any slide.
- “Otomatic” – When Steve Jobs says any derivative of the word “automatic”, which he pronounces in his own odd way with ah “oh” sound at the start of the word.
- iTV does HD – The device known as iTV supports HDTV resolution (480p does not count).
- iPhoto performance touted – The speed of iPhoto when dealing with large numbers of photos is touted.
- “Boom” – When Steve Jobs says the word “boom” while demonstrating something.
- New app added to iWork – A new application is added to Pages and Keynote in the iWork bundle.
- Leopard != $129 – Mac OS X Leopard single-user price is not $129.
- Universal Adobe or MS Office demo – Any demonstration of a Universal binary build of any Adobe product or any part of Microsoft Office. I’ll accept something less than a full-blown demo (e.g., just some screenshots or a marketing spiel) if you need this square to win, but it has to be delivered by an Adobe or Microsoft representative.