Three years ago, Apple bowed out of the Macworld Expo, leaving the convention halls barren and fans wondering about the future of the show. Though it took awhile to get its new bearings, the convention has since picked up a bit. The Macworld Expo has transformed into a showroom for upcoming products from third-party manufacturers that consumers didn't get the see at CES, a forum for App developers to get a feel for what consumers really want to do with their iOS devices, and a place where fans can connect to show off how simple it is to get creative with the Mac. Watch the video to see what show-goers thought about this year's Macworld/iWorld Expo, and whether or not they think the new name will actually stick.
This is practically a super how-to week here at Mac|Life. If you've been missing the site this week, you've been missing a lot of tips and hacks that can make your life so much easier. Of course, that's not all that's been going down, as you'll see below the fold.
We loved the Olloclip. It's one of the few iPhone lenses out there that doesn't require a case to use and gives iOS photographers three different perspectives to choose from, including wide angle, macro, and fish eye. It's truly a versatile product, so we asked one of the founders why they decided to put three lenses into one.
As we've been walking the halls of the Macworld/iWorld Expo in San Francisco the past couple days, we've tried to give you a look into the annual event -- but we've also been checking out some of the myriad apps being shown this year. While some of these have been available for a while, they caught our eye for one reason or another.
I took a leisurely stroll through the show floor yesterday afternoon. Fueled only be half a veggie burger and two 16oz glasses of Sprite, I saw some things that I will never forget. And here they are, documented in this video to show you, fair Mac|Life reader. Enjoy.
PS) For the record, those Western Digital hard drives were not running hot. I was trying to make a bad pun, but it didn't work out. And as you may know, I am often spouting bad puns.
Our videographer (see also: visonary) Michael DeLano took a GoPro through the convention halls and shortened it down to two minutes to give you a fully immersive walkthrough of the Macworld/iWorld show floor. Check out and be sure to pay attention to the slow downs--you might see some people you know.
It's a gloomy day in San Francisco, but inside the West Hall of the Moscone Convention Center, sunshine is beaming from the faces of Macworld attendees excited to see a heaping of gadgets made especially for their Mac and iOS devices. Click through the gallery for a quick look at Macworld so far, and come back Saturday for day two of the show.
Good news, everyone! Not only will we be covering the Macworld/iWorld 2012 show floor like crazy the next two days, but we're having an impromptu, unofficial meet up near the convention! Join the editors for a pint glass of brew at 6:30 at ThirstyBear Restaurant & Brewery, located at 661 Howard Street (cross street is Third Street--right behind the Moscone Convention Center). Arrive promptly if you'd like to join us for dinner, otherwise just head inside and come have a beer!
If you need to get ahold of us, you can tweet Flo (@ohthatflo), Ray (@raguilera), or the official Mac|Life Twitter feed (@maclife). Follow us all on Twitter to keep tabs on our current location.
One more thing: We're giving away a pair of Cirque du Mac tickets, courtesy of Dolly Drive. We'll be asking a very special trivia question and the winner will get the tickets. And then you can come hang out with us Friday night, too!
Crazy Apple rumor season is in full swing, with Taiwan’s DigiTimes proposing that Cupertino will unveil a pair of new iPads at next month’s Macworld/iWorld show in San Francisco. That’s… just… crazy! But hey, we’re happy to be proven wrong, especially if it puts a swanky new iPad in our hands that much earlier in the year. While we’re all waiting to see if this rumor comes to fruition, why not dig into the rest the tech news for this next to last news recap on Thursday, December 29, 2011?