Who did Apple hurt with its Macworld announcements?
In yesterdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s keynote address at Macworld, Apple unveiled a series of software product upgrade that will potentially encroach on the territory of a handful of startups and larger companies. Should you be worried?
What iPhoto might maim
For starters, one of the big announcements revolved around changes to iPhoto, which, sometime this month, will add people- and geo-tagging functionality. The people tagging works via AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s automatic and adaptive facial recognition software, which youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll find is pretty spiffy Ã¢â‚¬â€ unless you happen to be running the startup iLovePhotos, which has been doing pretty much the same exact thing, specifically for Mac users, for free.
But one doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to dig so deep into AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new product architecture to see more of the obvious potential losers, like GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s photo organization tool Picasa, which launched its software for the Mac a day prior to the Macworld keynote address Ã¢â‚¬â€ or Animoto, which helps you create photo slideshows on your computer or iPhone. Yep, iPhoto Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ09 covers this all.
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