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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Editor's desk: Happy year of the water snake!

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Gong Hey Faat Choi, 恭禧發財! Happy year of the water snake! I spent most of my early twenties surrounded by Chinese culture, and spent many a Chinese New Year in China Town (or China block as it's probably better referred to in Montreal), on stage, taking part in the festivities and demonstrations. I even got to spend one in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. The people, the food, the fireworks, and lion dancing, all if it holds a special place in my heart and my memories.

This year I'm going to get some Dim Sum, give out some red envelopes (hey, the new iPod nano fits perfectly in those!), and pay lots of respect to those who came before and have taught and given me so much. Then I'll probably watch a bunch of martial hero movies and blog the day away. Meanwhile...

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Talking HockeyApp with Thomas Dohmke at Macworld|iWorld 2013

HockeyApp for iOS has nothing to do with the sport of hockey and everything to do with maing developers' and beta testers' lives easier. Time was, in order to beta test an app, you had to tether to iTunes and manual transfer over the provisioning and app files, and you had to do it every time the beta updated -- which could be often. Then services like HockeyApp showed up, and they allowed for direct, on-device, over-the-air (OTA) installation and updates of both provisioning files and apps. Hockey will even alert you when updates are available. Moreover, for developers, HockeyApp provides crash reports, feedback, and analytics.

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Adonit shows off the new Jot Touch stylus at Macworld|iWorld 2013

Adonit was one of the first to launch a pressure sensitive Bluetooth stylus for the iPad back in July of last year. That original Jot Touch had quite a lot to like about it, including Adonit's trademark mechanical pencil-style construction and clear capacitive disk, but the new one takes it to the next level. Raphael Gomez of Adonit gave us the story at Macworld|iWorld 2013

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Ecamm shows off PhoneView and Printopia Pro at Macworld|iWorld 2013

We met up with Glen Aspeslagh of Ecamm at Macworld|iWorld 2013 to talk about PhoneView, their iOS device backup and file explorer utility for Mac, and Printopia Pro, their bigger, more enterprise friendly printing software.

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Flexibits talks Fantastical at Macworld|iWorld 2013

Flexibits didn't have a booth at this year's Macworld|iWorld, but what they lacked in structured location they made up for in the big personality of designer Michael Simmons, the ninjary of coder Kent Sutherland, and pure event-based awesomeness that is Fantastical.

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Givit shows off ultra-fast iOS video editing at Macworld|iWorld

Givit makes it stupefyingly easy to quickly edit video right on your iPhone. Just pick a clip, pick a highlight, repeat until you're happy, then add some text and music if the mood grabs you, and share away. No fuss. No muss. To drive that point home, Givit's own Greg Kostello met up with us on the Macworld|iWorld 2013 floor to put his own ultra-fast editing rep on the line and show us how it's done.

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AgileBits talks 1Password at Macworld|iWorld 2013

We've already shown you 1Password 4 for iOS from AgileBits, and [interviewed co-found David Teare, so what's left for us to do at Macworld|iWorld 2013? Talking to the other co-founder, Roustem Karimov, of course!

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Blue Microphone Nessie at Macworld|iWorld 2013

Blue makes legendary mics. That's according to Hillary Money, who spoke to us at Macworld|iWorld 2013. Their Yeti are frequently used by podcasters amateur and professional alike, and due to both those markets, Blue is amping things up yet again with the Nessie. Take everything you like about the Yeti, give is a sexy, serpentine new body, and add a ton of automagic-ness, and that's what you get.

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Oopsmark USB Wrist Cuffs at Macworld|iWorld 2013

Jesse Herbert of oopsmark was making leather wine carriers you could sling from a bicycle when an idea struck him -- he could use the leftover bits of leather to make accessories. But not just any accessories -- smart accessories. Somewhere between steampunk and cyberpunk, came a set of wrist bands with USB keys stowed on them.

At Macworld|iWorld 2013 Jesse showed us his work and told us his story.

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Macworld|iWorld 2013: Quick tour

If you couldn't make it to Macworld|iWorld 2013, we want to take you in and show you around the place. This is the main show floor at Moscone West. Make sure you're wearing your running shoes, because we're going fast.

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