Nothing will tap an iPhone battery faster than a day at Macworld Expo. The constant barrage of data traffic in the form of texts, email, Web, GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi will drain the battery before you make it to Dim Sum for lunch.
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If you're still here at Macworld Expo and got a few bucks left in your wallet, drop by the Gelaskins booth (Moscone South 305) for one last cool Mac accessory.GelaSkins offer a kick ass way to personalize your iPhone and MacBook without having to worry about commitment.
A couple of exhibitors I spoke to on the show floor here at Macworld Expo told me that booth traffic was down "about 20 percent" over last year. Some were higher or lower but a couple said 20 percent was a good number.
A salacious rumor (originating at Cult of Mac) making the rounds here in San Francisco is that Apple will be exhibiting at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in 2010.The source, citing “friends who work at Apple,” insisted the company is ditching MacWorld (sic) because it will “go large” at CES, which typically runs concurrently with MacWorld in early January.
Apple's announcement of iPhoto '09 has most people attending Macworld Expo in a lather over its stunning new features. But there's a segment of the Mac population that isn't exactly thrilled with iPhoto's ever expanding feature set – Aperture owners.
Several developers showed new security tools for the Mac and iPhone platform at this week's Macworld Expo in San Francisco, including biometric locks for storage and a forthcoming app that turns an iPhone or iPod into a PKI token authentication solution.
I'll be giving a talk about my new book The Garmin nüvi Pocket Guide at the Peachpit Press booth (Moscone South 812) today at 2:00pm here at Macworld Expo.This year Peachpit has a 30-by-30 foot booth featuring a bookstore, Safari Books Online demo area, and an intimate author demo area with a counter, 6-8 stools and a plasma monitor overhead.
Some time in the last 24 hours Apple updated the Terms and Conditions for the iTunes Store, requiring users to agree to them before doing any browsing or shopping.I'm sure that the changes are probably due to Apple's new pricing and larger DRM-free catalog (hooray!
One of the most interesting rumors I've been tracking here at Macworld Expo in San Francisco surrounds the mysterious four-core iPhone. While the current iPhone has (roughly) the processing power of the Sony PSP, an upgraded four core iPhone would slaughter pretty much every portable gaming platform on the market.
I stopped into the Apple Store on Stockton Street in San Francisco in search of a copy of iWork '09, which Phil Schiller announced was available now. To my dismay the helpful store representative told me that they "should" have it by the end of the week and that online orders may come quicker.