Congratulations to the winners of the Mac|Life Awards for 2011! We scoured the floor at Macworld Expo to find the coolest new hardware and software, and unearthed these geeky bits of goodness. Bust out your credit card, because we think you'll want them as much as we do.
It's called Macworld Expo, but there's plenty of hardware to go with your iOS devices, too. We saw everything from clothing to enhance your iPad use, to innovative chargers, speakers, and even a iPad-compatible cooking thermometer to help you become a grill master.
This week's Best Case Scenario is doing something a little different. Instead of individual reviews, we picked out some of the more interesting iPad and iPhone cases showcased on the Macworld Expo 2011 showfloor and put 'em into a nifty gallery. Click through to get a glimpse at some of the cases coming out this year, and make sure to tune in to Maclife.com, and our Twitter and Facebook feeds, for more Expo coverage.
Heading to Macworld Expo 2011 this week? We'd love to get your photos in our official Mac|Life Flickr pool set up just for the event. All you have to do is join the group and then tag it when you upload the photo. We're looking for photos of the Expo, anhy cool products or apps you demoed on the showfloor and any cool parties you might have attended.
To Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, fixing your own stuff is an ecologically correct adventure, a smart and satisfying activity that anyone can do successfully with a little help from his website. The company provides manuals, tutorials, parts and tools, if you need them, plus all the encouragement you could need from a tightly knit DIY community. You make the repairs and, in the classic spirit of geek generosity, you share your experiences and discoveries with other fellow tinkerers.
Kyle will be taking attendees at Macworld Expo on a tour deep inside Apple's gorgeous electronics and Apple product designers' brains during his presentation Friday, January 28th at 9:00 AM. In the meantime, he graciously stopped dissembling things long enough to answer a few questions for us.
With the annual Macworld Expo upon us, iPhone-wielding fans of all things Apple will descend upon our beloved San Francisco. For those of you who’ll be joining us, we’ve put assembled a short list of must-have apps. Load these on your ’Phone or ’Pad and you’ll confidently navigate the City’s many splendors. Might want to load these before you arrive, though. AT&T’s 3G coverage here is less than ideal, and with the VeriPhone still weeks away, you could find your evening slipping away while your downloads trickle in. Oh and one bit of advice: don’t ever ever use the term “Frisco.”
Digital artist Kyle Lambert has become an advocate for finger painting with the iPad. At his Macworld Expo presentation on Thursday, January 27 at 10:30am, Lambert will talk about his art and demonstrate how he utilizes the Mac, iPad and iPhone in his work.
When the Macworld's Mobile Apps Showcase debuted last year, it proved to be one of the most popular draws of the Expo. This year, giving the number of new iOS devices being snatched worldwide, and the consequential surge in iOS application revenue being enjoyed by Apple and developers, it should come as no surprise that this year's Macworld Expo will be playing host to a larger number of iOS developers than ever.
Looking to spruce up your skills in Mac hardware? The MacTech Boot Camp at next week's Macworld 2011 will be in full force. Whether you're looking on honing your already pretty elite hardware tinkering skills, or wondering how to integrate Mac into your lifestyle, join the MacTech crew at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 26th, from 9am-6pm.