View Full Version : Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

Hiroshi Sotomura
June 29th, 2004, 12:47 AM
Apple's Keynote passed on the Apple World Wide Developer's Conference. Everyone there has now learned about the new features of their new innovations. Apple has now released information on Tiger, to the public. To those too lazy to visit http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/, Apple's summaries to the features and links to their pages.

Tiger keeps up Apples blazing pace of innovation with more than 150 breakthrough new features, including Spotlight, a revolutionary new way to find files and information on your personal computer; Safari RSS, a new version of Apples innovative web browser that provides instant access to the most current RSS information on the web; Dashboard, a dazzling new way to get in and out of a collection of new all-purpose widgets quickly; and iChat AV multi-way video and audio conferencing, the industrys first consumer solution with a stunning 3D interface.

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Tigers new system-wide Spotlight (http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/spotlight.html) search helps you find anything on your Mac, instantly. Spotlight can find email messages, calendars and contacts along with documents, movies, images any kind of file all at once. Spotlight results are displayed in easy-to-understand categories that help you browse, pick and click. Finding the stuff you need on your personal computer is now as fast and effortless as searching for songs in iTunes. Tiger also introduces enhanced searching in the Finder to help you locate files and documents more quickly and easily. New Smart Folders in the Finder, Smart Mailboxes in Mail, and Smart Groups for contacts let you categorize and organize all of your important information into logical groups automatically.

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You may never need to rent video conference time or crowd around a tinny-sounding speakerphone again. With iChat AV (http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/ichat.html) you can video conference right from your Desktop with up to three more people, or audio conference with up to nine more people. iChat AV doesnt sacrifice quality for quantity. New H.264/AVC (http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/h264.html) video technology in Tigers QuickTime dramatically improves picture quality while high-quality, full-duplex audio delivers natural-sounding conversation. iChat AV keeps conferencing simple: just click on a buddy to start your conference and then invite a few more buddies. A innovative new three-dimensional virtual chat room interface keeps your video conference organized. Graphical sound-level indicators keep you on top of whos talking in audio conferences so you can always put a voice with a name.

http://images.apple.com/macosx/tiger/images/indexdashboard06282004.jpg (http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/dashboard.html) Facts, Functions and Fun Fast

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View your calendar.

Stock Ticker

Get stock prices.


Perform basic math.

Address Book

View contacts.

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Display Web cams.


Add, read stickies.

World Clock

Check world time.

iTunes Controller

Control iTunes simply.

Dashboard (http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/dashboard.html) zooms across your Desktop in a flash, giving you instant access to information and application controls that you use frequently. Just like Expos (http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/expose/), you open and close the Dashboard by pressing a function key, so its a snap to get in and out. The Dashboard displays new mini-applications called widgets. Theyre cool looking as well as handy: get quick stock quotes, check the time around the world or access Mac OS X application features such as an iTunes playback widget or an Address Book contact widget.

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Safari RSS consolidates all of the most recent news and information from thousands of major news organizations, community web sites and personal Web logs into simplified listings. Using Safari RSS (http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/safari.html), you can quickly find the very latest stories on your favorite topics by searching easy-to-use listings rather than having to browse individual Web pages. You can even create your own personal news clipping service that compiles only articles and stories that you want from any number of sites. Safari also adds page archiving, so you can save or email complete Web pages with images and links intact. Safari also protects your identity on shared or public Macs. Using the privacy feature, your personal information and activities on the Web are never saved, so they cant be snooped later on.

Introducing Automator, an innovative personal automation assistant that will help you streamline the most challenging repetitive manual tasks without programming. It works like a robot inside your computer.


There's more, I know, I just skipped them to get off the point. Go to that URL I said a while ago to find other new features. ^_^

June 29th, 2004, 2:01 AM
Does look cool.
Will be grabbing a copy for PearPC as soon as it shows up online.

June 29th, 2004, 2:18 AM
Woohoo! At my school, a teacher who is also a Mac fan, told me Mac OS X 4 Tiger was coming out, and to think Mr. ****** was lying!

Hiroshi Sotomura
June 29th, 2004, 3:25 AM
There's supposed to be a couple (or a lot) of images there... :-\

June 29th, 2004, 7:33 PM
I hope they add an option to make expos require a second or two hold at the edge of the screen, I trip it a lot. o.x; Otherwise looks good, maybe I can just siphon off of Sarah for this one. =o

Hiroshi Sotomura
June 29th, 2004, 7:39 PM
Have you tried pust pressing and not holding your Expos key/button? It should work like that, but I don't know how it does it on PearPC.

June 29th, 2004, 7:50 PM
Oh, I mean when you put your cursor in a corner of the screen to activate itlike the idea since the corners are the easiest spots to navigate to, but it needs a delay.

June 30th, 2004, 1:28 AM
I'll be on IRC every evening for a while now, waiting for it to surface ^_^
Will let you know when it does, Abby baby ^_~