Macworld Expo

Kutcher talks focus, customers, and the impossible in JOBS

Kutcher talks focus, customers, and the impossible in JOBS

JOBS star Ashton Kutcher, who plays the lead role of Steve Jobs in the film, gave a talk this morning at Macworld/iWorld 2013 and discussed what it was like to play the role of the co-founder and former CEO of one of the biggest technology companies on Earth. When asked what he thought the most important things were that viewers should get out of the movie, he had a few things in mind.

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Blue Spark Digital condenser microphone for iPad revealed and detailed

Blue Spark Digital condenser microphone for iPad revealed and detailed

There's a brand new studio-grade condenser microphone in town for both USB and iPad, and it comes from Blue Microphones. This mic goes by the name Spark Digital and is able to produce darn-near completely excellent sounds with a the same amount of high-quality craftsmanship that went into the company's other excellent comparable mic, the Spark XLR. What this Spark Digital unit does is take the same studio-grade condenser capsule plus hand-tuned components and sets you up for whatever you want to record - be it a podcast, music, location recording and more!

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WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo drive revealed, Mac compatible

WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo drive revealed, Mac compatible

This week we may well be paying more attention to hard drives more than any other sort of Apple-related product announced during MacWorld, and Western Digital is never one to disappoint. The WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo is first up, it working with the Thunderbolt port on your newest MacBook devices. This external harddrive utilizes your 10 Gbps Thunderbolt to access two 3.5-inch hard drives in a RAID O striped array - and wouldn't you know it, it's fast!

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Macworld 2012 adds “iWorld” to title, markets self as “lifestyle event” to stay relevant

Macworld 2012 adds “iWorld” to title, markets self as “lifestyle event” to stay relevant

There's not a whole lot of big-time press that follows MacWorld these days, or at least in the past few years since Apple stopped attending the event themselves - but they're still there, and they've still got something to say! Macworld 2012 is now called Macworld | iWorld and as event general manager Paul Kent says, "[it's] not a trade show - it's a lifestyle event." What the event's task is now, as it goes on this week, is to keep themselves at least seeming important as they move perhaps further and further away from the height of their popularity - the launch of the original iPhone.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 31 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 31 2011

Start your day with a bit of green as Canalys statistics show Android became the world's leading smartphone platform Q4 of 2010. Next, fall into some drama as Netgear's CEO rants about how he thinks Apple is too closed and Steve Jobs is ego-led. Then seek the truth in an inside tip - iPad 2 uses 1.2GHz dual-core, 30-35% slimmer display - sound reasonable? Get yourself a Full Macworld Roundup including best in show winners. Read a column by Tim Bajarin entitled Technology meets the History of Jazz. Visualize ASRock in the Android game. Take another peek at the LG G-Slate. Cry over Notion Ink Adam touchscreen damage. Get your Android 3.0 Honeycomb on with two full guides: [USER FEATURES] and [DEVELOPER FEATURES], and ask Why Has Honeycomb Disappeared? Then get your ANGRY BIRD on in the next expansion: RIO! Finally, WIN A TELEVISION in SlashGear’s Final Football Matchup Toshiba TV GIVEAWAY! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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What Went on at Macworld This Weekend? [Best of Show Winners Listed]

What Went on at Macworld This Weekend? [Best of Show Winners Listed]

First, let's talk about what Macworld is briefly - it's a trade show where all sorts of Apple enthusiasts can show off their wares in an almost completely non-fruit-free environment. This used to be where Steve Jobs set up shop to show off Apple's newest wares until 2009 when they began hosting their own events (which we basically always attend.) This convention has been going on since 1985 and is generally accepted as being sort of "past it's prime" but is still going relatively strong. This year's Macworld took place January 25th through the 29th, and dismissed the idea that no Apple keynote means no Macworld FOREVER!

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iTunes gets a few changes for the better

iTunes gets a few changes for the better

The last bit of news Phil had for us before stepping off the stage was opened with the famous “One last thing….” line.  This news is about iTunes oddly enough. To date Apple has sold 6 million songs through iTunes and is now the largest media library with 75 million accounts.

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