Editors Desk

Editor's desk: #TM13

Last week was a whirlwind. We're in full on prep mode for #TM13 in New York City and that meant crushing it for endless hours every day. On the plus side, and it's a huge plus side, I got to crush it not only with the likes of Kevin Michaluk, Phil Nickinson, and Daniel Rubino, but with iMore's own Georgia and Peter Cohen, Mobile Nations luminaries like Marcus Adolfsson, Derek Kessler, Alex Dobie, Ashley Esqueda, David Lundblad, and Jose Negron, the always awesome Martin Reisch and -- oh yeah -- Cali Lewis and John P. of GeekBeat.tv as well.

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Editor's desk: Offline in NYC

All that prep work I've been doing in New York City for the last few weeks? It jumps to warp speed tomorrow and I, along with my fellow Mobile Nations editors, Phil Nickinson, Daniel Rubino, and Kevin Michaluk, along with the enormously talented Cali Lewis and John P, will be pretty much offline most days this week.

I'll still pop in as much as possible, and I'll share via @reneritchie on Twitter, ADN, and Instagram as much as I can. Apple earnings are coming up on Tuesday, so at the very least I'll make sure I'm around for that.

Meanwhile, our new editor, Peter Cohen, starts tomorrow, and Leanna, Ally, Joe, as well as Chris and Simon will be around to keep things running.

We're going to have a ton of stuff coming your way and soon, so please excuse me for a few while we all work our asses off to make it so.

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Editor's desk: Big Apple Apple

I've been in New York City all week at the temporary Mobile Nations HQ working on some amazing stuff. We're not finished yet, which means I can't announce it yet, but I also can't wait to tell you all about it. In the meantime, here's some catch-up on the CrackBerry party, the Facebook event, and what Apple's up to with iOS 7 and the iPhone 5s...

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Editor's desk: NYC -- and BlackBerry -- bound

I'm sitting at the gate waiting for my flight to New York City where I'll be working with Kevin Michaluk, David Lundblad, and the Mobile Nations team on a bunch of really cool stuff we're hoping to tell you, and everyone, about really soon. I'll also be attending the NYC CrackBerry party, where the CB team will be celebrating the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 and the new CrackBerry redesign, maybe in that order.

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Editor's desk: GDC bound!

I'm about to leave for San Francisco, California and the Game Developer Conference (GDC 2013). I certainly don't have to tell anyone here how great the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad are for gaming. Whether or not Apple "gets" gaming, they've enabled a lot of technology that a lot of developers have used to make great games. That's why, increasingly, iOS is a big deal in the gaming industry, and at events like GDC.

I'll be there along with our gaming editor Simon Sage, and Windows Phone Central's Paul Acevedo. Our goal at the show is to get a better idea of where mobile gaming is going in 2013, get a look at some upcoming titles, and do our very best to bring you all with us. As always, the official stuff will go up right here on iMore, Android Central, CrackBerry, and Windows Phone Central, and if you want the behind-the-scenes shenanigans, you should follow us on Twitter @reneritchie, @simonsage, and @segacon.

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Editor's desk: Apple bites man!

There's an old cliché in journalism that no one reads "dog bites man" because, after a while, it becomes too commonplace, too dull. However, everyone reads "man bites dog!" because it's anything but commonplace, but dull, and no matter how ridiculous, it demands attention. When those attention-getting headlines don't naturally present themselves, of course, some publications are more than happy to simply manipulate or manufacture them.

That's something I've been struggling to put into terms lately when it comes to Apple coverage lately -- that after being put as high on a pedestal as possible for a modern company, the only thing of interest remaining to an attention-seeking media and greedy money maker community is watching them fall. Even if that fall is completely made up.

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Editor's desk: What's next

Winter is still here, I'm still buried in snow, but March is at last on the horizon. Unlike the last few years, however, I'm not sure exactly what that means, though I have some ideas. Here's what we have to look forward to -- or not, as the case may be -- for Apple, Mobile Nations, the iMore app, and iMore in general this spring.

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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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Editor's desk: Macworld|iWorld 2013 bound!

Early tomorrow morning I'm jumping in a plane and flying to San Francisco, California for Macworld|iWorld 2013. Since it's been well below -20 celsius in Montreal this week, I'm looking even more forward to it than usual.

Leanna Lofte, who usually covers the SF events with me, just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Lucy Danae Lofte, so she's sitting this one out. There are very few people in our line of work with her camera skills, so to make sure we keep the level of quality you guys expect and deserve, we're bringing Martin Reisch with us this year. Yeah.

There'll be a lot going on, and we'll be doing our best to bring you with us every step of the way with photo journals, videos, podcasts, and a bunch of social sharing. Here's the plan so far:

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Editor's desk: CES 2013 wrap-up

CES is a strange show. Apple's never been there. Google stopped going a couple of years ago. Microsoft stopped last year. BlackBerry didn't even have a booth this year. Sure, the mega corporations that also happen to make Android and Windows Phones, Samsung and LG and Sony have massive booths, but they're filled with televisions, home appliances, and technology prototypes than new, hero-class phones and tablets.

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