It’s time to shut down the Macworld PodLoft on the Expo show floor, but not before one last podcast wrapping up a week’s worth of Macworld Expo news.
I’m joined initially by senior editors Dan Frakes and Rob Griffiths. All three of us have now had a chance to try out some of the products Apple unveiled during
last Tuesday’s keynote, so we share some of our first impressions. Editorial director Jason Snell joins us to talk about exciting things we saw on the show floor during Expo week. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Macworld Podcast from Expo without looking toward the future of the Mac event, now that
Apple has concluded its involvement with the show.
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Rob took a look at
Numbers ’09 for Macworld.com and he’s also installed
Keynote ’09, both of which are part of the iWork update. Dan gives us more details about
iMovie ’09, while I’ve taken a look at the
changes in GarageBand.
Rob’s favorite things on the Expo show floor include
NeatReceipts for Mac, a software-scanner combo that digitizes your paper receipts, and
TechRestore’s matte screen replacement service. (Rob’s
not really a fan of the glossy screens now featured on Apple’s laptop line, in case you hadn’t heard.) Rob was also impressed with
Memeo, a photo- and video-sharing service.
Dan talks up
BusyCal, which lets you share calendars on a network and sync with Google Calendar, and
Ten One Design’s SoundClip accessory for iPhones. We also talk about
Show WX, a tiny projector from Microvision.
When Jason joins us in the PodLoft, he mentions
IPevo, which makes a digital photo frame. And a week’s worth of putting our iPhones through their paces have given us a new appreciation for the backup batteries made by
You can read about the Ask the Editors session Rob mentions in this
Editors’ Notes blog post.
We mention a rumor that appeared on the
Cult of the Mac blog that said Apple would appear the Consumer Electronics Show in 2010. We don’t buy it.
We’d like to think Rina Palta, who served as our engineering in the PodLoft all week long.
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