On a side note, with so many companies struggling now, it was refreshing to hear Apple must be doing good enough to actually award three key members of its executive team with $100,000 raises. Pretty nice raise! CEO Steve Jobs, of course, still makes just $1 a year. But he holds 5.5 million shares of Apple stock, by far and away the largest amount held by any members of the Apple executive team.
I did find the link to the 2010 event and what will be of it without Apple. http://news.cnet.com/one-more-thing/?tag=bc
Also the MacHeads review - http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10133698-37.html
Who knows if I will ever get to watch it and after reading up on any news from Macworld today, I was discouraged about the Apple-less event next year is confirmed. bummer.... Regardless, this event drew in about 50,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors.
One neat iPhone app is from Smule. "Ocarina" turns the iPhone into a wind instrument. Just blow into the microphone, press a few buttons, and you can play "Stairway to Heaven," or hundreds of other songs that have sheet music available on its site.
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Link to site:
Another neat feat is from Ecamm Network. They showcased the first Webcam with Bluetooth wireless technology. The BT-1 Webcam combines video and sound completely free from wires.
The iWork software demonstration drew a huge crowd believe it or not. Many systems were set up for demos and tutorials were given. So it is becoming more popular and may be good to get a handle on it.
The final note for today "Macworld attendees stream down the escalators into the lower halls of Moscone Center in San Francisco. The banner already advertises Macworld 2010, but without Apple's participation, what will it be? The future of the event is unclear." http://news.cnet.com/2300-13579_3-10000126-17.html?tag=mncol :?
So, I cannot seem to find much more on the event right now, but I will try to post tomorrow. Regardless of Apple's attendance next year, I still would like to go. This is a cultural event as well as a unique way to connect with many levels of IT gurus and creative thinkers. I am still holding out for OnForce to send me and I would be ever so grateful.... (Still waiting for them to call.... lol) :oops:
Enjoy your day, find something beautiful in a moment and cherish it... :shock:
So long for now, I am downloading the Ocarina prog. I will let you know what I think. :wink: