The annual Macworld/iWorld show kicked off Wednesday in San Francisco, where many of your favorite Mac and iOS products are now on display. Although your trusty recap reporter can't be there in person this year, we've rounded up a handful of news that is surely being talked up on the show floor, and as usual, we're bringing it all straight to you, no ticket necessary...
The big event on Tuesday was Apple CEO Tim Cook's return to the AllThingsD conference, which we'll get to in a moment, but we managed to assemble a handful of other tidbits for you as well. We've got an acquisition, a merger, a couple of software updates and even some gripes about Apple's plans to relocate its flagship San Francisco retail store… so dig in and enjoy!
Hard drives are cheaper than ever, so there's no excuse for not keeping your precious data backed up. Drobo's affordable storage solutions use data-aware tiering to protect against a single drive failure, traditionally at the expense of speed—until now. The company’s latest Drobo 5D and Drobo mini products offer the protection of a RAID storage array coupled with modern, lightning-fast Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity.
After teasing us earlier this month with the possibility of a Thunderbolt-equipped Drobo, the company has taken the wraps off not one, but two such solutions, including a new "Mini" option driven by 2.5-inch laptop hard drives.
Sigh… the rumor mill apparently knows no boundaries, and therefore it keeps churning up every Apple product imaginable for an update at next week’s WWDC 2012. iPod shuffle? Check. Retina Display MacBook Pro? Check. New iMac, MacBook Air or Mac Pro? Check, check, check. At this point it’s easier to name the Apple products that won’t get refreshed next week -- or you can simply cozy up to our daily recap for this fine Wednesday, June 6, 2012.