This June will mark the third time I’ve attended E3 on behalf of AppleTell. The first time was E3 2011, when I mostly went to assist GamerTell with their Nintendo coverage, and to dig up whatever OS X or iOS material I could find. This year, I may have to pull some of the GamerTell staff over to help me out.
Apple has sent its developers an invitation to WWDC 2013, to be held June 10-14 in San Francisco. The invitation uses the rather generic tagline “Where great ideas take shape,” so we don’t get a solid indication of what direction the company will take with iOS or OS X announcements.
The Macworld / iWorld 2014 expo was recently moved to from early February to late March. Although the press release announcing the change cites holiday travel schedules and exhibitor requests as the reason for the change, there are in fact a number of reasons why this change is good for the expo itself as well as consumers.
Back at Macworld/iWorld 2013, we wrote about the odd decision to move the show from the traditional Thursday through Saturday schedule to a Saturday through Monday event. IDG posted at the time that Macworld 2014 would be held February 1-3, 2014, but they announced today that the event will be pushed back to March 27-29, and moved to Moscone North.
For the first time ever, the Vintage Computer Festival will be held in the southeastern U.S., and this year’s festival will feature a special exhibit sure to delight Apple fans. The Apple Pop-up Museum will be there, featuring rare and distinct artifacts from Apple’s history, ranging from an Apple Lisa all the way to the latest iPads and iPhones.
MacTech has teamed up with Microsoft to offer an Office for Mac Accredited Professional program as part of their MacTech BootCamp II conference. Targeted at support professionals and Apple consultants, this program lets you demonstrate your skills and can offer a career advantage as more Macs find their way into enterprises.
Although it definitely looks very different from other computer mice, the Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4 offers an ergonomically correct take on mousing. Using what’s known as a handshake grip, this mouse will revolve your thinking and make your computer use more comfortable.
Cloud is all the rage right now, but the ability to exert precise control over privacy and security settings can be difficult when your’e using someone else’s hardware. Connected Data’s Transporter takes a hard drive you own and makes it available over the Internet in a secure manner, letting you retain control of your data and giving you additional privacy when sharing.
Trident cases for iPhone range from light and stylish protection to hardcore device trauma prevention. Each series features interchangeable parts that let you create custom color combinations and tailor the level of protection to suit your needs. Some cases also feature an integrated accessory mount, which is accompanied by several options including bike, windshield, and tripod mounts.
Returning to Macworld 2013, iBallz had a small item on display for this year’s show. The iBallz Minis offer the same fun looking protection as their larger iBallz brothers but in a pint sized package perfect for your iPad mini. And for a limited time, AppleTell readers can save 20% off their order with an exclusive discount.