I love Macworld Expo. I've gone more years than I haven't out of the last dozen. But for most of those years, Apple was presenting. That's changed.
MacWorld and our good buddy Stevesie are ripe for parody, and NBC's comedy-with-stuff-blowing-up Chuck has stepped up to the plate. Check out the clip below, it's got some great zingers.
Even though Apple has pulled out of Macworld, IDG has again confirmed that the show will go on by booking the Moscone Center from February 9 - 13, 2010 (that's about one month later than usual, meaning that Macworld will no longer compete with CES for the public's attention). [Macworld via MacRumors]
A Cult of Mac's source says that Apple will "go large" at CES next year, replacing Macworld. Wait, didn't Apple just say that they were killing Macworld because they think trade shows are irrelevant?
This one slipped even below Jim Goldman's rumor radar: The Apple Keynote Beer Goggles. Judging from today's snoringfest, I won't be surprised if they make them obligatory for every event in 2009.
Aside from the actual speculated products, the big news surrounding the Apple Macworld keynote was that Steve Jobs would be out sick. But as I refreshed the Gizmodo liveblog, I wondered, did it matter?
We just confirmed with Apple that swapping out the 17" MacBook Pro's non-removable battery will cost $179. Fortunately, says Apple, the swap might not be needed for a long time:
In this shakey cam tour (sorry) we go over the three most interesting functions in iMovie 09: The globetrotting map animations, an automatic shake stabilizer, and the zoomed in precision editor.
Here are a few best features of iPhoto '09, including Faces and Places, which recognizes people in your albums and the locations you took those photos in.
If Wired, TUAW and Macrumors are independently reporting a Mac Mini is on its way, we know it exists. Evidently, we're just not going to see it at Macworld. So what about other rumors?
Today iPhone users can download music from iTunes not just through their computers or Wi-Fi, but AT&T's 3G network. So how does it work? Testing it in Vegas, we can say rocky but functional.
Finally providing a noticeable difference between the MacBook and MacBook Pro, Apple has pushed the Pro's screen to 17 inches, its price to $2799, and thrown in a high-capacity (non-replaceable!) battery.
Just as rumored last week, Apple is taking iWork '09 online with file hosting and group editing services. Think of it as MobileMe, but for your documents. And that's not all.
The new Keynote Remote will allow you to control the new Keynote 09 straight from your iPhone. Unlike the free Apple Remote for iPhone-which control iTunes in your computer-this one costs .99 cents.