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A funny thing happened on the way to Macworld|iWorld. Without pending Apple announcements to speculate about, the media have come back in full force to cover what’s actually going on at the conference — and that’s a lot.
Looking for something to do after your Macworld|iWorld sessions? The Hess Memorial Party List is updated for this year’s event, with a comprehensive look at where the Mac elite meet and greet.
Can high tech and high adventure coexist? TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous speaks geek (camping geek, that is) in his upcoming session at Macworld|iWorld. Get a sneak peak now, and a discount on an iFan pass to hear the rest next week in San Francisco.
Like many of you, Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous installed the first over-the-air update on his iOS devices yesterday. But it was a different update that gave him that “living in the future” feeling and got him wondering: have mobile devices reached First Citizen status?
Following the passing of Steve Jobs last week, Your Mac Life host Shawn King gathered up his friends and colleagues in the tech community to share their thoughts and stories about Apple’s co-founder. The Mac Observer columnist Chuck La Tournous was among the people Shawn spoke with for the special “Tell Me a Steve Jobs Story” show.
“Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or come with me and change the world?” Thirty-some years after he asked the question it’s clear Steve Jobs didn’t just change it once, but several times: computing, music, movies, mobile phones and now the tablet are all vastly different because of one adopted kid from the orchards of Silicon Valley. Now that Jobs is stepping down from his role as CEO of Apple, Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous posits that Apple’s success in a “post-Jobs” era all comes down to one question: Is Steve Jobs Apple or has Apple suceeded in becoming Steve Jobs?
Is that a recording studio in your pocket or are you just happy that IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube iRig means no more lugging the amp up from the basement? Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous finds the iRig and its companion app makes playing so convenient, it just may be time to get the old band back together.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Now you can use an iPad app to track a deadly asteroid as it hurtles within a hair’s breadth of Earth. Sky Safari’s latest update will let you keep tabs on 2011 MD and if you hurry, you can do it for half price.
On the heels of “Towel Day,” it seemed fitting to title an article on Mac malware after one of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous takes a brief look at the recent outbreak of Mac malware and concludes that it’s still the user connected to the keyboard that poses the greatest vulnerability to the Mac.
Is Apple’s new MacBook Air just a hypocritical me-too answer to the netbooks the company’s mocked in the past? Not quite, says TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous. Apple is answering the net book makers alright. Butwhat they’re saying is “you’ve been doing it wrong.”