• GSMA to host first ever Macworld Mobile at Mobile World Congress 2011

    GSMA, the organizers of the annual, massive Mobile World Congress, have announced a couple of new developments this morning. For one, the organization is to expand the developer-focused programme at the event to include new elements such as Macworld Mobile and the Brand App Challenge. In addition, the organization has announced new speakers, including Sir Martin Sorrell, chief exec of WPP and… Read More

  • Can MacWorld – or any tech conference – survive the next decade?

    Comic from the great NatalieDee The Grube talks about an Apple-less MacWorld and how it will be a pretty sad show without the regular one-ring circus that is the Steve Jobs keynote but that it won’t be absolutely horrible, with smaller companies actually getting some attention this time. My thinking? Nah. Big trade shows are going down and here are a few reasons why: Read More

  • 10 years ago today, Halo debuted at MacWorld

    Where were you 10 years ago today? Where were you July 21, 1999, to be redundant? (Me? I can guarantee that I was reading and refreshing In any event, you should know that 10 years ago Microsoft debuted Halo at MacWorld. Oh, how times have changed. Read More

  • Moscone Center gearing up for Macworld

    Macworld is almost here and in true Apple fashion, the venue is done up in cloth-covered banners. Only a select, Apple kool-aid-drinking few knows what’s behind them. A new Mac Mini? A larger iPod Touch? A netbook? Other sizes of the new aluminum MacBook and MacBook Pro? We’ll find out on Monday! More teaser pics after the jump. Read More

  • Latest Mac Mini rumor: multiple display outputs

    My goodness. If the Mac Mini doesn’t recieve an update next week at Macworld, there will be some disappointed MacHeads. We’ve heard dual core CPUs, NVIDIA GPU power, SATA optical drive interface, and a new chassis. But wait! There is more! Read More

  • Slapfight over the Steve's health status

    So Giz posted earlier saying that the real reason for the MacWorld pullout was that Steve’s health is declining. We didn’t report it because we’re not rumor-mongering, bloodthirsty vultures, but it made a splash anyway. Now CNBC columnist Jim Goldman is calling the post “unsourced garbage” and a “fiasco” that is “nuking” Apple’s shares… Read More

  • No Steve Jobs at MacWorld means he's leaving soon, right? Right?!

    As you well know, Steve Jobs won’t be at MacWorld next month; Apple won’t be at MacWorld next year. Read More

  • The Apple Expo Paris has been cancelled

    Sorry, Euro Apple fanboys. The main Apple event on that side of the globe has been canceled. The company has slowly been pulling out of trade shows, most notably Macworld as of yesterday, so canceling the Apple Expo Paris isn’t too much of a shock. The aftermath of yesterday’s announcement is sure to be felt deep into the Apple community for sometime as the company once… Read More

  • Personality goes a long way: On keynotes, trade shows, and Steve Jobs

    I’m not going to CES this year nor am I going to MacWorld. I’m not doing this in protest or in a misguided attempt to seem “above it all” – we just had a new baby and I don’t want to subject my wife to two monsters of yawp during CES/Macworld week – but I’m extremely pleased with my decision. I’ve been covering trade shows in some form… Read More

  • So now what? Will Apple still bring a netbook or new Mac Mini to Macworld SF?

    We just learned that Steve Jobs is not going to give his annual address at Macworld where he generally announces new Apple product. So…now what? Is Apple still going to announce new products like the heavily rumored Apple netbook or new Mac Mini. How about the rest of the aluminum MacBook Pro lineup including a larger 17-inch model? Also, how about a new iPhone? What are all the… Read More

  • Rumors everywhere! Macworld to bring netbook; updated Mac Mini

    This is more like it! Apple events always spur rumors, but the build-up to Macworld ’09 has been uncharacteristically quite – except for the iPhone Nano rumor from yesterday.  So here we go with some real Apple rumors. Read More

  • iPhone Nano rumor restarted with a case mockup

    Macworld is mere weeks and there really hasn’t been any substantial rumors besides this one involving a iPhone Nano. Ever since the original iPhone launched, Mac fanboys have been dreaming of a complete iPod-ish lineup that includes a small, nano version. It is widely known, and the source of many leaks, that iPhone/iPod case manufacturers receive basic specs and dimensions of… Read More

  • No Steve Jobs Macworld Keynote this year? This can't be right.

    The Steve Jobs’ Macworld Keynote is Apple Fanboy’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Boxing Day all rolled into an one hour event, but there isn’t one scheduled this year according to the Macworld Website. It’s kind of strange that with the event less than three weeks away that the site wouldn’t put the event’s main attraction on the schedule. Jobs… Read More

  • A look back and the iMac: First impressions from 1998

    Yesterday we wished happy birthday to the iMac, the personal computer from ten years ago that more or less saved Apple, leading the way to change the computer industry — as well as the music industry — forever. We posted the video of Steve Jobs introducing the iMac and the nostalgia was palpable. But what were the reactions? Reader Dan showed me this clip from a MacWorld from ten… Read More

  • The Macworld trade show in pictures

    [photopress:mw08tadess.jpg,full,center] I swear, this is the last Macworld 2008-related thing I’ll write about. Then we can all forget it ever happened. AppleInsider brought a camera, possibly more than one, to the show and snapped away. We had plenty of shots of the star of the show, the MacBook Air, but we didn’t strain ourselves to the point of photographing other… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #294

    I’ve had the opportunity to talk with some of the top talkers in the tech world. My all time favorite has to be Patrick Norton. I like him because he talks fast and because he’s got that compelling X-factor quality that can’t be easily explained or understood. I met up with him at the booth to talk about what to me seems like irrational disappointment in this… Read More

  • HDMI cables make great Apple TV alternatives

    [photopress:cheapappletv.jpg,full,center] Granted, Apple may have dropped the price of its Apple TV while simultaneously adding much needed features (like HD support), but I have a less expensive alternative you might enjoy. Head over to Monoprice, and buy a cable that’s compatible with your computer’s video out port. Connect that cable from your computer to your TV and you’ll… Read More

  • iTunes Movie Rentals almost made me stop pirating. Almost.

    [photopress:movierentalsalmost_1.jpg,full,center] They were this close from getting me to stop pirating movies. Next year, maybe. The just announced iTunes Movie Rentals isn’t a bad deal at all. For $3.99, you can download standard-def “new releases” (more on that in a moment) and watch them on your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod, and whatever else in the iTunes family. Older releases… Read More

  • iPhone firmware 1.1.3 and you: GPS, movable icons

    [photopress:iphone113.jpg,full,right] In his keynote at this year’s MacWorld, Steve Jobs just announced the latest iPod firmware, version 1.1.3. It adds the following features to the phone that you slide to unlock. Remember, if you’re one of those jailbreaking types, don’t upgrade just yet. • The iPhone/iPod Touch SDK will be available in February, but there’s… Read More

  • Apple's stock dives during Macworld keynote

    [photopress:apple_stock_chart_115.png,full,center] It looks like Wall Street isn’t too impressed with what Steve Jobs has showed off today. Apple’s stock is down some 8 percent today, trading at $170.41. What’s up, Wall Street? I mean, I have my own reasons why I’m disappointed with the announcements, but I’d like to know what The Street’s problem… Read More