How to watch Apple’s Sept 1 Event on Windows/Linux

If you are stuck on Windows, or enjoying the true freedom Linux offers, you have an unfortunate quandary ahead: how do I watch Apple’s Sept 1 Event? It’s supposed to be OSX/iDevice only! Have no fear.  Just download the free VLC player, open a network stream, and paste the following line of text in the open field: http://devimages.apple.com/iphone/samples/bipbop/gear1/prog_index.m3u8. If you want to check if everything is working alright, open this Apple HTTP Live Streaming dev link in iOS/OSX/Safari.

Currently, this workaround playlist file links to a projector calibration screen, but I assume (don’t assume) that as the show starts, you’ll be able to watch. MacRumors reckon that the action may be choppy, but what else can you expect? Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming is merely a proposed open standard. It has been adopted a very few companies at the moment.

This method isn’t foolproof, but it should help a lot of users through a jerky presentation. Remember, if you have Safari and OSX, head to www.apple.com to watch the event in real time.

TY: MacRumors

Apple’s Sept 1 event to be streamed via Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming technology

Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming technology isn’t the open standard Apple reckon it is, at least not yet. It is pretty cool though, allowing direct video streaming from HTTP that passes over and under firewalls to bring Quicktime X and iPhone video to you, the rumour-hungry end user. Apple’s Sept 1 event rides on sharp expectations this year. Rumours that the iPod nano will shrink, that the iPod touch will sport FaceTime cameras, and that the TV will be updated, are on the line.

Apple’s event will be held at 10:00AM PDT and available from www.apple.com. You can catch the entire Sept 1 Event press release here.

Apple’s ‘Come see our latest creation’ Event

I assume that most of you will not be at Apple’s “Come see our latest creation” event in San Fran @ 10 AM PST (1PM EST) – neither will we. But, we will be here to greedily discuss new items, apologise for the reality, and sympathise with those who want just ‘one more thing’ after the show.

Remember that the event most likely includes the unveiling of the following:

Keep an eye here for TMA’s take of the event, but if you want to enjoy an up-to-the-minute show check out AppleInsider’s live coverage of the event.

Apple’s “Latest Creation” Event Coverage by AppleInsider

WWDC’s Keynote Speech is over – What Do You Think of OS 3.0 and the iPhone 3GS?

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Take a look here for a ‘rundown’ of the keynote speech. Quite exciting releases in OSX, OS 3.0 and the iPhone 3GS kept this WWDC’s keynote a real page-scroller. 3rd iPhone rumours will now bring up memories that now can go lie in shallow graves, but as you can see, many of the rumours were spot on.

After the jump is a list of items that did not get mention at WWDC.

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