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.
We cruised by Moscone this morning to see how the set up was going for Macworld Expo 2011. Since the event is being held in Moscone West this year instead of Moscone North or South, we couldn't sneak a peek down the stairs to see if exhibitors where setting up. We did get some pictures of the slightly exciting registration setup and of the banners being hung on the street. But really, the best thing we saw was the most awesome Apple-branded jacket ever.
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Programs here, get your programs! Can't get around the Macworld 2011 Expo without a program! Well actually, you could, but wouldn't you rather know where you're going? If you nodded yes to this question, you'll want to check out iMacworld, available for free from the iTunes App Store.
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.
CES is a fading memory, and Macworld Expo is right around the corner. So how do the two events stack up? CES is larger, both in terms of physical size, attendance (upwards of 170,000 people attended the show), and media coverage.
So what's a Macworld Expo to do? Even though Macworld Expo wins at its depth of Apple coverage -- which is huge -- the two events are running neck-and-neck in the "being overshadowed by looming Apple announcements" department, so if Macworld Expo wants to compete with -- and exceed -- CES, they're going to have to dig deep, and up their game.