I've just arrived in San Francisco and Peter Cohen will be joining me here in a couple of days. And you know what that means? It's Macworld|iWorld 2014 time! If you're not already familiar with the event, it's the Apple community coming together for the biggest expo, conference, and party of the year. If you love iPhones, iPads, and Macs, it's where you want to be! And for the next week, it's where iMore is going to be with an amazing set of surprise events!
Thursday, March 27, 2pm PT
Former director of internet technology at Apple, Don Melton, and former Apple evangelist, Matt Drance will join me to discuss the future of apps, native vs. web components, how they'll work and what will make it all possible.
Saturday, March 29, 10:30am PT
Peter Cohen and I will be hosting the iMore show from Second Stage. We'll discuss all the week's news but with a special focus on Macworld|iWorld and what it means for the community.
Saturday, March 29, 2:00pm PT
We're still rounding out the cast on this one but some of the best and brightest Bay Area designers will be joining me to talk the state of design for 2014, including iOS 7 six months later and what the future might hold for the Mac.
And here's the previously announced stuff, in case you missed it!
The State of Apple 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:00am PT
Macworld Senior VP and Editorial Director, Jason Snell opens Macworld//iWorld leading a panel of fellow Apple industry watchers, including Ben Bajarin, Principal, Creative Strategies, Inc., Christina Bonnington, Staff Writer, Wired, Rene Ritchie, Editor-in-Chief, iMore.com, and Christina Warren, Senior Tech Analyst, Mashable, 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, March 27, 2014, 3:00pm PT
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, March 28, 2014, 1pm PT
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.
Come say hello!
If you're at Macworld|iWorld 2014 make sure you come and say hello, we'd love to meet you! And if you haven't decided yet, make sure you get your tickets now! Time is running out!