Peter Cohen and I will be at Macworld|iWorld 2014 from March 27-29. It takes place at Moscone North in San Francisco and once again promises to be the Apple community made manifest. The expo hall will be filled with app developers and accessory makers, the conference with instructional and informational sessions (I'll be doing a couple!), and the special events with music and a whole lot of merriment. In other words, if you can make it to SF, you'll want to make it for Macworld|iWorld!
Here are the iMore highlights:
The State of Apple Technology: Thursday, 10am on the Main Stage, Jason Snell, Senior VP, Editorial Director, IDG Consumer & SMB will be moderating a panel with Ben Bajarin, Principal, Creative Strategies, Inc., Christina Warren, Senior Tech Analyst, Mashable, and yours truly. Here's the blurb: Macworld Senior VP and Editorial Director, Jason Snell opens Macworld//iWorld leading a panel of fellow Apple industry watchers through a discussion of The State of Apple 2014. Expect the panel to share insights on competitive positioning (and competitors), current technology implementations, social issues, and offer some prognostication on future products and technologies. Whether your a casual or hard core fan, industry player, developer or media person, you'll enjoy this fast moving conversation about all things Apple.
CF812: The iOS Awakening: How Touch ID, iBeacon, Siri and Sensors Will Make Mobile Truly Brilliant: Thursday, 3pm. I'll be talking about all the new technologies and how Apple is bringing them together to make our devices even more personal, useful, and powerful. Here's the blurb: With Touch ID, our Home buttons know who we are. With Siri, our microphones can understand what we want. With iBeacon, Bluetooth can tell us what we need to know. With the M7 coprocessor, our iPhone can figure out how we're moving. In the future, iSight might even know our face. It's a slow process, partially because we're pushing the limits of technology, but also because we're pushing the limits of comfort as well. But right now, all around us, our technology is becoming aware. If Apple has had one single, relentless purpose over the years, however, it's been to make technology ever more personal, ever more accessible, and so very much more human. The contextual awakening is what's coming next.
CF835: Essential iCloud – What You Need to Know: Friday, 1pm. iCloud is one name for many different things. I'll be going over what they all are, how they all work, and how to get the most out of them. Here's the blurb: iCloud is the biggest thing since iTunes. And like iTunes, iCloud does many different jobs. It handles your email, calendar, and contacts. It backs up and restores your devices and settings. It stores and streams your music, movies, apps, games, and more. It saves and syncs your documents and files. It'll even manage your passwords and let you collaborate online. And iCloud will do all of this on the iPhone, the iPad, and the Mac, and a lot of it through the web browser as well. This session covers everything you need to know to get the most out of iCloud on iOS, OS X, and the browser, including setup, security, sharing, and some special tricks.
We'll likely have more to add to this list, so we'll update often! We'll also be walking around and talking to everyone so if you're there make sure you stop by and say hello! (And if you're not there, make sure you fix that and be there!)
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