Macworld Unveils the 2007 Eddy Award Winners.Editors Select 32 Winning Products Based on Quality and Value
SAN FRANCISCO -- Macworld, the world's foremost Mac authority, announced the winners of the 23rd annual Editors' Choice Awards. Macworld editors looked back at products released this past year (from November 1, 2006 - November 1, 2007) and their choices included everything from the headline-grabbing Apple iPhone to Red Sweater Software's MarsEdit 2, a blog publisher. The final selections were made based on quality, innovation, and value. The article and complete list of Eddy recipients can be found online at www.macworld.com/3290.
"These products represent the latest innovations for Mac users," said Macworld VP/Editorial Director Jason Snell. "We were impressed by the sheer number of quality Mac-compatible products that exist today, and after extensive review were finally able to single out the most cutting-edge hardware, software, and Web utilities that met our high standards for quality and functionality."
Below are the 32 winners of the 2007 Macworld Eddy Awards grouped by category (11 hardware, 18 software, and 3 Web):
* iPhone - Apple
* AirPort Extreme Base Station with Gigabit Ethernet - Apple
* iPod nano - Apple
* Nikon D40 Digital SLR (1) (Scalable Linear Recording) A line of magnetic tape drives from Tandberg Data that evolved from the QIC Data Cartridge format. See QIC.
(2) (Single Lens Reflex) A camera that uses the same lens for viewing and shooting. - Nikon
* Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290 - Epson
* Drobo - Data Robotics
* George - Chestnut Hill Sound
* Panasonic HDC-SD1 - Panasonic
* HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer - HP
* Epson MovieMate 72 - Epson
* NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. MultiSync LCD2690WUXiSV - NEC
* Mac OS X 10.5 - Apple
* Adobe Premiere Pro Adobe Premiere Pro, formerly known as Adobe Premiere, is a real-time, timeline based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Suite, a suite of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications made by Adobe Systems. CS3 - Adobe
* HandBrake handbrake
a brake in a motor vehicle operated by a hand lever
handbrake n → freno de mano
handbrake hand n → frein m 0.9 - HandBrake
* VMware Fusion 1.1 - VMware
* iWork '08 - Apple
* WireTap wiretap n. using an electronic device to listen in on telephone lines, which is illegal unless allowed by court order based upon a showing by law enforcement of "probable cause" to believe the communications are part of criminal activities. Studio - Ambrosia Software
* Scrivener scrivener n. a person who writes a document for another, usually for a fee. If a lawyer merely writes out the terms of a lease or contract exactly as requested by the client, without giving legal advice, then the lawyer is just a scrivener and is probably not - Literature & Latte
* Painter Essentials 4 - Corel
* MarsEdit 2 - Red Sweater Software
* Merlin 2 - Project Wizards
* ArtRage 2.5 - Ambient Design
* DiskWarrior 4 - Alsoft
* Logic Studio - Apple
* Billings 2.5 - Marketcircle
* LightZone 3.0 - Light Crafts
* Reunion 9 - Leister leis·ter
A three-pronged spear used in fishing.
tr.v. leis·tered, leis·ter·ing, leis·ters
To spear (a fish) with a leister. Productions
* Popcorn 3 - Roxio
* Amadeus Pro 1.1 - HairerSoft
* AmazonMP3 - Amazon
* Google Apps - Google
The 2007 Eddy Awards article will appear in Macworld's February 2008 issue, available on newsstands January 15, 2008. This issue will also be available at the 2008 Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
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