Video of the Apple keynote

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Even though everyone already knows what happened during the WWDC 2010 keynote yesterday,  you may still want to watch Jobs’s announcements with your own eyes, which is why Apple has published the keynote video in full on its Website, on video-sharing service YouTube, and via its event podcast feed through the iiTunes Store.

You can view Apple’s WWDC 2010 Keynote Address below, it’s also available for streaming from Apple’s Website in H.264, just in case you want to watch it on your iPhone or iPad. If you don’t mind waiting a little longer, you can even download the keynote from Apple’s iTunes Store podcast feed.

Be prepared however as the keynote clocks in at just under two hours, so grab some popcorn and settle in to watch Jobs talk about the new iPhone 4, iMovie for iPhone, iBooks for iPhone, FarmVille, Guitar Hero, and Netflix for iPhone, and many other awesome features.

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Boxcar App for iPhone and iPad is free.

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Boxcar is a push notification app which works with the iPhones and iPads, in this one app you will be kept informed on whats happening with your  email account(s), Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds, and more.

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While Boxcar isn’t a new release, it used to be a paid app, which has been converted to a free, ad-supported version. After you install it, head to Settings -> Add and Edit Services to set up push notifications for the various services you’d like push notifications for.  While the Twitter and Facebook setup is pretty straightforward, you might need to practice before getting the e-mail function to work properly.

Most would agree that Push notifications are one of the best features of the iPhone OS, and Boxcar easily adds push to the services you’re most likely interested in receiving push notifications for. Even better: It’s now a free download for iPhones, iPads, as well as iPod touches.

For more information see the Boxcar website: Link

See what’s new in Safari 5…

First Look at What's New in Safari 5

While the update of Safari 5 didn’t quite make the cut for the WWDC Keynote, it is still worth mentioning, Safari 5 is still a solid update which focuses on speed, readable pages, better tabbed browsing,  future extension support.

So whats new in Safari 5?

Safari Reader

First Look at What's New in Safari 5

The first major update you will notice when firing up Safari 5 is Safari Reader,which appears in the form of a button in the Smart Address Field. While it isn’t always present, it does appear while browsing certain web pages, such as blogs or other website which are very text filled. When you click the reader button, “you get a text-focused, center-aligned, print-friendly view of the main article/post text, with its own scroll bars and email/print buttons.”

Search-able Address Field

First Look at What's New in Safari 5

This new function will be of great importance to those of us who suffer from short term memory…. wait what I can writing about? No really though, if you cant remember the URL of the site you were visiting, but can remember a part of the title of the site, then just enter what you can remember, and Safari will match it up from your history or bookmarks.

New Tabs by Default

First Look at What's New in Safari 5

We have waited a long time, but finally it is here, the new Tabs functions, finally you can force Safari to make all new windows open up inside tabs, regardless of sizing or layout.

Layout and JavaScript Engines

First Look at What's New in Safari 5

Apple is strongly advertising the speed and performance boost that Safari has gained, more specifically the JavaScript engine which Apple claims now surpasses Chrome. Several sites have tested this to see if it is true or not, and Lifehacker found that “On a new 15″ MacBook Pro, a quick Dromaeo run showed Safari running JavaScript at a good clip faster than Chrome or most of its competitors—except perhaps Opera, at least in our own tests.”

Other Updates

A few other items of note in Safari 5:

  • Bing offered as search option: In case Google or Yahoo weren’t your thing.
  • Hardware Acceleration for Windows: Web videos and other heavy content can now use your graphics card for smoother performance.
  • Better Web Inspector: For those building sites and wondering how their site could run better.

Safari 5 is a free download for Windows and Mac systems. Both can grab it at Apple’s Safari page, but Mac users can also go the System Update route.

The requirements call for:

  • Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later,
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2 or later,
  • Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.

So share your feelings if you downloaded Safari 5, did you notice any performance improvements?