Reporters notebook: Interspersed between booths hawking the latest in accessories for iPhones and iPads, Macworld Expo attendees could find some new approaches in security, productivity and education for Macs and iOS.
The Apple Core
Apple technology keeps gaining respect in the executive suite, with businesses and in the data center. Jason O'Grady and David Morgenstern deliver critical news and penetrating analysis.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years. In the recent past, he founded Ziff-Davis' Storage Supersite, served as news editor for Ziff Davis Internet and held several executive editorial positions at eWEEK. In the 1990s, David was editor of Ziff Davis' award-winning MacWEEK news publication as well as its successor title, eMediaWEEKly, which focused on multiplatform professional content creation. His byline can be found online and in print publications including CreativePro.com, Peachpit Press' Mac Bible and Popular Photography.
Jason D. O'Grady
Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging. He has been a frequent speaker at the Macworld Expo conference and a member of the conference faculty. He also co-founded the first dedicated PowerBook User Group (PPUG) in the United States. After winning a major legal battle with Apple in 2006, he set the precedent that independent journalists are entitled to the same protections under the First Amendment as members of the mainstream media. O'Grady is the author of The Nexus One Pocket Guide, The Droid Pocket Guide, The Google Phone Pocket Guide, and The Garmin nuvi Pocket Guide (Peachpit Press), the author of Corporations That Changed the World: Apple Inc. (Greenwood Press), and a contributor to The Mac Bible (Peachpit Press). In addition, he has contributed to numerous Mac publications over the years, including MacWEEK, Macworld, and MacPower (Japan).When he's not writing about Apple for ZDNet at The Apple Core, he enjoys spending time with his family in New Jersey.
Shown at the recent Macworld Expo was a super-strong but lightweight stand that can help make the MacBook Pro a real desktop replacement when on the road.
Apple has released updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS in the wake of Microsoft's launch of Office for iPad suite. Is it enough to steal the thunder from Redmond?
Almost 25 years ago, tricksters at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco tried to get unwary press to report on their fake Mac products. Now, most of the then-improbable technology is a shrink-wrapped product.
After its opening weekend Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint have climbed to the top of the App Store's free chart, signaling a huge pent up demand. A closer look at the early reviews reveal a lukewarm response.
Vendors showed off their latest Thunderbolt peripherals at the recent Macworld Expo, including network and storage adapters, drives, and card cages.
More and more large software vendors (like Microsoft and Intuit) are making their iPad apps exclusive to subscribers of their SaaS offerings. I don't like subscription software and it's a troubling trend.
FileMaker 13 contains over 50 new features and continues its reign as the dominate database solution for the Apple platform.
The responses to a t-shirt giveaway contest at an IT professional hangout reveals that most IT managers still have no clue when it comes to Macintosh.
A WSJ report claims that Apple's in talks with Comcast for a new streaming service that could end net neutrality as we know it. Comcast could become the first toll road on the Internet superhighway.
A former Apple salesman and longtime Mac user forsakes the Apple platform for Windows. The post causes Mac fans to go nuts.
Hackers took over an Electronic Arts subdomain which they used to host a fake Apple ID login screen designed to steal credit card info.
A new beta of iTunes released to developers restores a key synchronization feature removed in OS X Mavericks.
Apple's design chief Jonathan Ive gave his first in-depth interview to John Arlidge of the Sunday Times in London and describes what motivates and troubles him
Last year, a number of Samsung phones were found to be falsely inflating Primate Labs' popular Geekbench 3 benchmarking tests. The software maker recently reported the results of its benchmark boosting detection and how it will deal with the gaming of its system.