Mobile World Congress from an iOS perspective

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.
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Apple doesn’t do trade shows these days, not even the world’s largest mobile trade show. But that’s no reason to overlook last week’s Mobile World Congress. Apple may not have joined other smartphone and tablet makers in Barcelona, but the iOS platform is very much a focus of that mobile get-together.

To find out just how big a shadow the iPhone and iPad cast over MWC, I talk to two folks just back from Spain—Leah Yamshon and Armando Rodriguez. While the mobile accessories on display last week in Barcelona weren’t all that different from what we saw at CES in January, Leah managed to spot a few mobile apps that are worth a mention. And Armando talks about the Android tablets and smartphones unveiled at MWC and what that might mean for future Apple products.

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Now wear this: Computers for your wrist and face

Dan Moren Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan has been writing about all things Apple since 2006, when he first started contributing to the MacUser blog. Since then he's covered most of the company's major product releases and reviewed every major revision of iOS. In his "copious" free time, he's usually grinding away on a novel or two.
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Computers are already on our desks, on our laps, and in our pockets, so why not on our wrists or faces? With the burgeoning trend of wearable computing, they might be—and sooner than you think.

Senior writer Lex Friedman joins me to discuss our experiences with smartwatches like the Pebble and the MetaWatch, as well as the upcoming Google Glass. And, of course, we talk about the prospects of Apple throwing its (smart?) hat in the ring.

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Pundit Showdown live!

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.
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If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result, what can you say about the person who gave the Macworld Pundit Showdown a place on the Macworld Live stage for a fourth consecutive year? Nevertheless, the Pundit Showdown returned to Macworld/iWorld 2013 for another live installment of our tech-themed quiz show.

In this live installment of the Showdown I invite TidBits senior editor Jeff Carlson, TechHive assistant editor Armando Rodriguez, BuzzFeed Sports senior writer (and TechHive contributor) Erik Malinowski, and Pacific Helm CEO Jessie Char to provide answers to often-ridiculous questions.

My apologies for the uneven volume and occasionally inaudible pre-recorded bits. Such is the nature of live audio.

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Mac gaming: What went wrong?

Carlos Rodela Multimedia Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Carlos Rodela loves all things digital. He's a host for a variety of webshows on the internet and is still playing Skyrim.
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We have a couple of archived sessions left from our Macworld Live stage recordings. This time we present my Mac Gaming: What Went Wrong panel with Revision 3’s Veronica Belmont, John Davison from Red Robot Labs, and Gamespot’s Ryan MacDonald.

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The alternative publishing roundtable

Serenity Caldwell Associate Editor, Macworld

Serenity has been writing and talking and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, writes, acts, sings, and wears an assortment of hats.
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During the recent Macworld/iWorld event we hosted a slew of panel discussions on our Macworld Live stage. In this episode we bring you the audio from one of those panels—Serenity Caldwell’s Alternative Publishing Roundtable feature Adam and Tonya Engst, David Sparks, and Scott Simpson.

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Macworld Live: Apple in 2013

Dan Moren Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan has been writing about all things Apple since 2006, when he first started contributing to the MacUser blog. Since then he's covered most of the company's major product releases and reviewed every major revision of iOS. In his "copious" free time, he's usually grinding away on a novel or two.
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The recent Apple-centric event, Macworld/iWorld may be over, but the echoes remain. In this episode of the podcast we present one of the more intriguing echoes from the show—my Apple in 2013 panel from the Macworld Live stage, featuring Lex Friedman, Serenity Caldwell, and John Moltz.

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Get ready for Macworld/iWorld

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.
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It may not be the scene it was in the days when Steve Jobs was unveiling iPhones on the stage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, but Macworld Expo—now in its second year of doing business as Macworld/iWorld—remains a big deal for Mac and iOS users. For three days, it brings together the people who create Mac software and hardware with the people who rely on it to learn about new products and how to get the most out of the stuff they’re already using.

This year’s installment of Macworld/iWorld kicks off Thursday, January 31 and runs through Saturday, February 2. On this preview podcast, I’m joined by an array of Macworld editors—Christopher Breen, Dan Moren, and Lex Friedman—as they tell you what you can expect from this week’s show.

The recent Apple-centric event, Macworld/iWorld may be over, but the echoes remain. In this episode of the podcast we present one of the more intriguing echoes from the show—my Apple in 2013 panel from the Macworld Live stage, featuring Lex Friedman, Serenity Caldwell, and John Moltz.

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