Apple Treats beta as a beta!

I can't remember the last time Apple did anything new with the beta. It may have been the day it announced the availability of the beta. I'm not sure.

So imagine my surprise when I got an email from Apple today saying, "Hey! Guess what! We did something with the beta!"

They were - of course - less expressive and more descriptive in their missive:

Dear beta member,

 We're pleased to announce the availability of new features and enhancements to

Play back Keynote '09 presentations on the web, complete with animations.
Using Keynote for Mac, share your presentations and let viewers experience them with over 15 animations, video, hyperlinks, and audio. Play back a presentation on using the latest version of Safari on a Mac or PC, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Just swipe to advance slides on your iPad using Safari.

New publishing options for public sharing and private online storage.
Upload your documents for private online storage and easily access them from anywhere, or share your documents on social networks using a Public link. Also, you can now embed your presentation seamlessly on a website or blog using the embed code provided To learn more about these features, and to view an embedded presentation,click here.

To take advantage of these new features on, make sure you're using the latest version of iWork for Mac. To update iWork, go to the Apple menu, choose Software Update,and install any available updates for iWork. To share a document from Keynote '09, Pages'09, or Numbers '09, choose "Share via" from the Share menu.

Thanks for using We hope you enjoy these enhancements to your service. After you've had a chance to try them out, we invite you to tell us what you think.

To learn more about the public beta, click here.

The Team