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A new era for Macworld Expo

Without Steve Jobs delivering his trademark keynote address, Macworld Expo won't likely make the same splash. But the show goes on, for now at least.

Without Steve Jobs delivering his trademark keynote address, Macworld Expo won't likely make the same splash. But the show goes on, for now at least.

A recap of Apple news at Macworld 2009

This year's Macworld keynote presentation was not the most exciting event Apple has ever put on, but there were still some noteworthy announcements. Here's a quick look.
(Posted in Apple by Tom Krazit)
January 6, 2009 1:41 PM PST

Apple's Macworld updates

Here's a basic rundown of everything Apple announced Tuesday. For more details, read our summary here.

iTunes
DRM-free and cheaper songs

MacBook Pro
New 8-hour battery

iLife '09
Photo geotagging and music lessons

iWork '09
Online syncing, Keynote Remote

Future of Macworld Expo up in the air

Attendees cautiously optimistic the conference will stay on their calendar without Apple, but much depends on whether IDG can still put together an interesting event.
• Macworld of the future: Music, pros, schwag
(Posted in Apple by Tom Krazit)
January 6, 2009 11:55 AM PST

Photos: Inside Macworld 2009

So many i-things, so little time. A wireless Webcam, 3D tech, and a wind instrument app are among the latest things in Appledom.
(Posted in Image Galleries; photos by James Martin)
January 7, 2009 4:24 PM PST

A quick talk with Scott Cook, Intuit's co-founder and booth babe

Financial software maker is attacking both online and offline money management.
(Posted in Webware by Rafe Needleman)
January 6, 2009 9:38 PM PST

Upgrading to a DRM-free iTunes library will cost you

Apple will not only offer new tracks stripped of copy-protection software, it will let you remove DRM from your existing iTunes collection--for 30 cents per song.
• Apple activates iTunes downloads over 3G, with a caveat
• Video: Apple expands DRM-free music selection
(Posted in Apple by Greg Sandoval)
January 6, 2009 12:45 PM PST

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Apple takes another small step onto the Web

The latest software updates to iWork and iLife now integrate with various Web services including favorites like Facebook and Flickr.
• More iPhone apps you can't have: Newber and iCall
• iPhoto update helps show merits of geotagging
• iLife '09 adds feature tweaks, fun
• Video: Apple rocks on with new GarageBand
(Posted in Webware by Josh Lowensohn)
January 6, 2009 12:41 PM PST

Photos: Audio gems from Macworld 2009

CNET scours the floor Macworld 2009 for Crave-worthy audio gadgets.
(Posted in Crave by Donald Bell)
January 6, 2009 4:19 PM PST

Is it time to kill the Apple press event?

Apple's press events can pack a real punch, but others may not live up to anticipations. Is it time to ditch keynote presentations in favor of standard product-unveiling press releases?
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
January 7, 2009 6:54 AM PST

Pandora 2.0 for iPhone released

Internet radio service launches update to its immensely popular iPhone application.
(Posted in The Web Services Report by Harrison Hoffman)
January 6, 2009 4:42 PM PST

Quick take: Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro

The 17-inch MacBook Pro gets updated to the new all-aluminum chassis, along with an improved display and a glass trackpad.
(Posted in Macworld 2009 by Rich Brown)
January 6, 2009 11:32 AM PST

Photos: Scenes from the Macworld keynote

Led by VP Phil Schiller, the Jobs-less presentation includes a 17-inch MacBook Pro and DRM-free songs in iTunes.
(Posted in Image Galleries; photos by James Martin)
January 6, 2009 11:43 AM PST
Macworld 2009

Live blog transcript: Macworld keynote

Phil Schiller touts 10 million songs sans DRM, plus songs at 69 cents, along with a unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro, iLife updates, and more.
• Video: 17-inch unibody MacBook Pro is unveiled
• Video: Apple reveals new iPhoto features
• Video: Apple demos new iMovie tools
• Video: Apple tunes up Keynote features
(Posted in Apple by Tom Krazit)
January 6, 2009 10:39 AM PST

Why Wall Street has no faith in Steve Jobs

What does the markets' relief that Steve Jobs is not dying really say?
(Posted in Technically Incorrect by Chris Matyszczyk)
January 6, 2009 3:29 PM PST

Sources: Apple to expand DRM-free music, new pricing

Moving further away from its one-price-fits-all model, the company will allow top four music labels more price flexibility.
• SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone announced
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
January 5, 2009 5:05 PM PST

Apple's last Macworld beginning of new era

A Jobs-less Macworld might take some of the fire away from this week's event, but it could be a sign that Apple wants to shift the leadership burden across more of its team.
(Posted in Apple by Tom Krazit)
January 5, 2009 4:00 AM PST

Steve Jobs' health now a public matter

In choosing to go public with CEO Steve Jobs' ailments to deflect damaging rumors, Apple may be forced to give regular updates on the health of its founder.
(Posted in Apple by Tom Krazit)
January 5, 2009 4:06 PM PST

On eve of Macworld, Jobs talks health

Apple's CEO says he's dealing with a hormone imbalance and chose to spend the holiday season with his family rather than "intensely prepare" a keynote address.
• Steve Jobs discloses 'hormone imbalance'
• Apple's credibility hangs in balance
• Apple shares up on Jobs news
(Posted in Apple by Tom Krazit)
January 5, 2009 6:30 AM PST

Photos: Preparing for Macworld 2009

Exhibitors put the finishing touches on their booths at Moscone Center as Apple prepares to make its last appearance at the expo.
(Posted in Photo galleries by James Martin)
January 5, 2009 6:48 PM PST

Microsoft still pushing 'Apple Tax' notion

Ahead of Macworld, Microsoft's top Windows marketer says you can't afford to go Mac. But with the economy in tatters, will people be buying any PCs other than netbooks?
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
January 5, 2009 12:00 PM PST

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Unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro reportedly in works

Apple also expected to announce a makeover for the Mac Mini, possibly has early as this week's Macworld Expo.
• Quad-core MacBook Pro on the way?
• Another rumored 'iPhone Nano' photo
(Posted in Apple by Steven Musil) January 4, 2009 2:25 PM PST

No Jobs means no Macworld splash

CEO Steve Jobs' absence from the his usual slot keynoting Macworld almost guarantees that the company won't have any groundbreaking products to show off in January.
• Jobs to skip Macworld keynote as Apple backs out
• Apple's blind-side hit on IDG
(Posted in Apple by Tom Krazit)
December 17, 2008 11:59 AM PST