On February 9, 2010, thousands of Mac enthusiasts will gather together,
as they do every year, for the annual rite of passage known as the
Macworld Expo. They’ll get their badges, wait in line for seats to the
keynote speech, and then a funny thing will happen. Apple CEO Steve
Jobs will not appear. In fact, no Apple executive will appear on
stage--for the first time since 1997.
If you want a futuristic peek into what Apple is cooking up, their patent applications are always a good place to start. One of the latest foretells 3D displays capable of allowing viewers to “look around” an object, according to MacRumors.
Users of Navigon's MobileNavigator North America for iPhone found a lovely surprise in their App Updates section late Wednesday night. There is also a temporary price reduction for those still hemming and hawing on getting in on the GPS fun!
It was a fear fest of epic proportions. Magazine headlines predicted
that the end of the world would shortly befall us. They told harrowing
tales of feral computer systems going awry the minute the clock struck
midnight on January 1st, 2000--planes would fall from the sky, power
grids would fail, the global economy would crash, nuclear power plants
would go into meltdown mode, lines of communication would be cut, and
the contents of bank accounts would vanish.