Macworld|iWorld 2013

Macworld|iWorld is not the event of old, where Steve Jobs put sneaker to keynote stage and introduced us to everything from the iPhone to the MacBook Air, and where Apple's massive booth, and the massive booths of countless accessory makers, filled Moscone to capacity.

Apple holds their own events now, at a time and place of their own choosing, and CES has made a concerted effort to steal away the accessory booths, and now has more iPhone and iPad cases in their halls than any person, sane or otherwise, would ever want to walk through at any one time.

But neither has taken the heart from Macworld|iWorld, all they took were the bigger keynotes and bigger booths. Macworld|iWorld's heart, it turns out, was never in either of those things. It was in the community. It was in us. And it endures.

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Here's what the Apple Watch Edition try-on process looks like

Trying on the Edition is like trying on any other Apple Watch — just with $17,000 more rose gold.

Though we at iMore haven't yet been feeling fancy enough to go try on an Apple Watch Edition, Leah Yamhshon and Caitlin McGarry at Macworld each visited an Apple flagship store for an appointment, then chatted about their experiences.

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Chris Breen leaves Macworld (and the tech community) for Apple

My friend, former colleague, and Mac guru extraordinaire Chris Breen is leaving Macworld after several decades to go work for Apple. It's a huge loss for IDG, and an even bigger loss for the tech community at large — Chris appeared on podcasts and Lynda videos across the Web, and it's a sad day indeed to think that we won't hear his voice on any tech-related casts from here on out.

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A lament for the end of Macworld Expo

On Tuesday IDG World Expo (the trade show business unit of the same company that owns Macworld.com) announced that it was putting Macworld/iWorld — the show formerly known as Macworld Expo — on hiatus. Given that the printed magazine just saw its last issue distributed, I'm not surprised, but I am sad that it's come to this.

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Macworld/iWorld 2015 conference cancelled, series put on hiatus

Sad news, folks: the Macworld/iWorld conferences are no more. IDG, the company behind both the long-running conference and the recently-downsized and de-magazined Macworld publication, announced today that the conference is "going on hiatus", and that the 2015 event will not happen. Macworld/iWorld has struggled in recent years with the loss of Apple as a keynote partner, with the company around which the conference revolved opting to focus more on their own events and putting significant capital into WWDC.

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Vector 58: Not a watch person, with Ryan Nielsen

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show we follow up on the Apple Watch and Apple Pay announcements. What we got right and wrong, and whether we'll be getting watches, which watches, and trusting mobile payments. Also, what fashion and commerce mean for Apple as a company, the fallout from free U2 albums, and stunned reactions to what happened at Macworld and IDG. With Dave Wiskus, Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and guest Ryan Nielsen, formerly of OS X at Apple, now of Tumult and Hype.

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Office² HD tracks all the changes at Macworld|iWorld 2013

While iPad software continues to get more and more sophisticated, one of the holy grail's of great tablet software continues to be great office software. Office² HD keeps getting closer with their all-in-one package for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. At Macworld|iWorld 2013, Stuart Prestedge of Byte² , the developers of Office² HD showed us just how far they've managed to take track changes on the iPad, and it's impressive.

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Readdle talks Documents at Macworld|iWorld 2013

If you use an iPhone or an iPad for work, you've almost certainly heard of Readdle, and no doubt have several of their apps in your collection. From scanners to annotators, calendars to note takers, they've spent years making iOS more productive for more people.

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Kashoo shows off simple online accounting at Macworld|iWorld 2013

I'd put off procrastinating if I could, never mind far more onerous tasks like expenses, taxes, and... oh, never mind, I'll finish explaining it later. Where was I? Oh, yeah, Kashoo. A simple, online accounting service, Kashoo aims to take "out of sight, out of mind" and make it so quick, so easy, it's faster just to get it done than put it off.

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PinYinPal makes learning Mandarin fun for kids

It's the lunar New Year, so what better time to look at PinYinPal, and app that hopes to make learning Mandarin fun for kids. We had to a chance to talk to Jen Gross about PinYinPal at Macworld|iWorld 2013, and if it looks like Words With Friends meets Chinese 101, that's not by accident.

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iCookbook dishes up CROCK-POT recipes at Macworld|iWorld 2013

This year we went straight from Macworld|iWorld 2013 to Mobile Nations Fitness Month, but who says we can't have some overlap? iCookbook was on the show floor with their new CROCK-POT app, and while not everything you slow cook may be healthy, it will come from home, and that means you can choose to make it healthy! Just pick great ingredients and let the flavors do the work.

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