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Briefly: Upcoming Apple consultant conference, OWC ThunderBay 4 Mini

11/17, 11:01pm

First conference for Apple consultants to take place May 2015 in New Orleans

The first Aces Conference - an independent event for Apple consultants -- is set to be held May 20-21. Located in New Orleans, the inaugural Aces Conference will focus on offering attendees support and information regarding improving a consulting businesses. Some of the speakers confirmed include Victor Agreda Jr. of TUAW.com, and keynote speakers Jeff Gamet of Mac Observer and Jason Womack of GetMomentum.com.

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Apple, rivals sends recruiters to Women in Computing conference

10/09, 4:59am

Follows words with actions in effort to increase diversity in tech-centric jobs

Following the release of its own diversity report that found its female involvement in engineering and other technology posts lacking, Apple and other tech companies is said to have sent "hundreds" of employees to answer questions and recruit potential employees at the current Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing gathering in Phoenix, Arizona. Facebook, Google, Microsoft were among the other companies represented at the conference, which had over 8,000 attendees.

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Briefly: 5TB+5TB storage, Early FileMaker conference tickets ending

05/24, 8:52pm

NewerTech releases 5TB+5TB Guardian Maximus external storage with mirrored drives, multiple interfac

Newer Technology has announced a new 5TB+5TB capacity for its Guardian Maximus line of dual-bay external storage, adding storage capacity and throughput to any Mac or PC with USB 3.0 eSATA, FireWire 800, or FireWire 400. Plug and Play ready in RAID-1 mode for "mirrored" data across two drives, if one drive fails, the other drive holds all data intact and allows the system to remain functioning. Upon replacing the failed drive, the new one automatically mirrors to provide data redundancy. The 5TB+5TB model of the Guardian Maximus is priced at $780.

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IDG opens second annual Macworld Asia event in Beijing

08/02, 11:43pm

Unofficial Apple show features beauty pageant, more

Conference organizer IDG has opened the doors to the second annual Macworld Asia, a trade show featuring local and international vendors of Apple accessories, keynote speeches, an exhibition floor and developer forum. Exhibitors familiar to North American Macworld attendees included Logitech, LaCie and Macally, according to a report from The Next Web. The show is similar to its US counterpart, with award ceremonies, showcases and product demos.

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Apple to audio webcast Cook's speech to conference

02/13, 5:45pm

Will discuss company's financial performance

Apple CEO Tim Cook will address the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco tomorrow, February 14th, with Apple providing an audio webcast of the presentation. While video or audio recordings of Apple executives speaking at industry conferences are not unheard of, it is unusual for Apple itself to be hosting a live broadcast of its CEO speaking to an industry group. Cook is expected to discuss Apple's financial performance.

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Phil Schiller, Al Gore to speak at AsiaD in Hong Kong

10/05, 4:15am

Pair will join execs from Google, Intel, MS, more

D: All Things Digital conference organizers Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg have announced that the AsiaD conference, being held in Hong Kong October 19th through 21st, has added Apple Vice President for Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller as well as Apple board of directors member and former Vice President Al Gore to its lineup of speakers, which includes tech executives from Asia as well as Silicon Valley and other tech companies.

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Adobe conference announcement coincides with Apple's

09/30, 9:00pm

Adobe will stream their presentation free

Either by sheer coincidence or simple bad planning, Adobe -- about to kick off its annual Adobe Max developer conference -- has scheduled an announcement from the company on Tuesday, October 4th at 10 a.m. Pacific time, exactly the same date and time that Apple will be making its highly-anticipated iPhone (and perhaps more) announcements at the company's town hall stage in Cupertino. Adobe has said even less than Apple about the nature of its announcement.

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David Brevik to keynote Unite '11 gaming conference

08/24, 2:10am

Developer on Diablo, Battle.net, Marvel Universe

Unite '11, the fifth annual developer conference for publishers using the Unity development platform for games and 3D, has announced that its keynote speaker will be Diablo and Diablo II co-creator and lead programmer David Brevik, president and COO of Gazillion Entertainment. Brevik will address the changes in the game industry, the growth of "social" games, free-to-play business models, download distribution and other topics. The conference features four days of activities.

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Guy Kawasaki to keynote MacTech Conference in November

06/01, 10:45pm

Former Apple evangelist now a business guru

The annual MacTech Conference, aimed at IT professionals, enterprise Mac users and Apple developers, has announced that personal and business development author and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki will be the keynote speaker at this year's convention, which takes place November 2-4, 2011 at the Sheraton Universal in Los Angeles. The dual-track conference focuses on IT and programming and development of software, with an emphasis this year on iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and Apple's forthcoming iCloud services.

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MacTech 2011 registration opens

05/17, 2:00am

Limited 'early bird' pricing in effect

Registration has opened for MacTech Magazine's 2011 conference for IT professionals and Mac developers, slated for November 2-4 at the Sheraton Universal in Los Angeles, California. The conference features over 40 sessions and activities on two tracks -- IT, and programming/development -- over three days, including Apple Certification opportunities immediately following the conference.

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MacTech Boot Camps coming to Dallas, Boston, more

04/15, 12:10am

Special offer for MacNN readers

MacTech, the long-running journal of Apple technology, has announced the end of early-bird registration for the first of their MacTech Boot Camp conferences in Dallas, Texas on April 27th. The event is a single-track, hotel-based seminar featuring more than nine sessions, certification exams and other events specifically aimed at Mac consultants and techs who primarily serve consumer, SOHO and small- and medium-sized business clients.

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MacTech Conference 2011 announced for developers, IT Pros

03/25, 5:05pm

Early bird registration open now, saves $200

MacTech Magazine has announced the 2011 MacTech Conference for IT Pros and Mac developers, to be held this November 2-4 in Los Angeles. Following up on the 2010 conference, the 2011 version will feature three days of over 40 sessions and activities focused on both IT Mac professionals and Mac developers. The event will also feature a conference party and networking opportunities along with Apple Certification. The certification will involve both a study session and seated test following the last day of the conference, Friday afternoon. Mac OS X Lion certification will be available.

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MacTech Conference 2010 offers free Apple Certification Ex

10/25, 9:00pm

$200 value, or $100 off registration ends soon

An opportunity to take the Apple Certification Exam for free -- or just get $100 off on registration -- is ending on October 27th. MacTech Conference 2010, being held on November 3-5 in Los Angeles, includes the exam (a $200 value) in their $899 advance registration fee. Participants who don't need the exam can simply take $100 off the price via a special offer.

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MacTech Conference: Apple Certification test or $100 off

09/30, 1:55pm

Mac Developer & IT conference runs Nov. 3-5 in LA

The MacTech 2010 Conference -- register with this link for a $50 MacNN discount -- is adding details for the Apple Certification exam being offered on the final day. The conference has two tracks, one for IT professionals and another for Apple developers. The three-day event, which takes place at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City, will have mobile and desktop sessions focusing on the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod. There will also be special speakers, a MacTech Bowl and Apple Certification testing.

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MacTech Conference 2010 adds two featured panels

09/17, 6:05am

Virtualization, certification topics added

MacTech has announced two new additions to its panel at the MacTech Conference 2010 --register here for a $50 discount-- for IT Pros and Mac developers, running November 3-5, 2010 in Los Angeles. The conference has two tracks, one for IT professionals and another for Apple developers. The three-day event takes place at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City. It will have mobile and desktop sessions, focusing on the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod. There will also be special speakers, a MacTech Bowl and Apple Certification testing.

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MacNN readers get $50 discount on MacTech Conference 2010

09/08, 4:55pm

Conference focuses on IT pros, Apple developers

MacNN readers can get a special $50 discount off of the registration price of the upcoming MacTech Conference 2010, following this link to register. The conference is geared to IT professionals and Apple developers. The three-day event spans November 3-5, 2010 in Los Angeles at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City. It will have mobile and desktop sessions, focusing on the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod. There will also be special speakers, a MacTech Bowl and information on Apple Certification testing.

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Macworld 2010 still on despite Apple's absence

12/16, 9:45pm

Macworld 2010 still on

Despite Apple's announcement that it will not exhibit at Macworld after 2009, IDG will continue to hold the conference through 2010 and beyond. Paul Kent, vice president and general manager of the expo, has expressed disappointment for the computer-maker's decision but provided reassurance that the changes would not put an end to the event. "We look forward to many more successful years of Macworld to come," he said.

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Macworld 2009 registrations open, new social network

09/11, 8:00pm

Macworld registration open

Registrations for the Macworld Conference & Expo 2009 are now open, with show organizer IDG creating a brand new web site that offers enhanced Web 2.0 compatibility. The new website allows users to interact with Macworld attendees and other Mac users through Facebook, MySpace, and the Expo's own proprietary social network. The 2009 Expo will run from January 5th to the 9th, and several different passes available for varying schedules and event privileges.

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Apple talks mysterious 'product transition'

07/21, 11:00pm

Apple's mystery transition

One of the most interesting things to come out of Apple Apple's Investor Conference Call today has to do with what CFO Peter Oppenheimer would not talk about - a mysterious "product transition." Oppenheimer told analysts that the transition will affect earnings in the September quarter and into next year, but -- in keeping with Apple's long-standing policy of not commenting on future products - he did not elaborate. Apple's profit margin in the third quarter was about 35 percent. The company's forecast calls for that margin to drop to 31.5 percent in the current quarter.

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Apple Expo dates confirmed, events detailed

07/04, 3:05pm

Apple Expo 08 dates events

Apple Expo '08 Europe's major Apple conference, akin to Macworld in the US is set to occur from September 17th to the 20th in Paris, France, and the organization has detailed several of the planned events. The Unofficial Apple Weblog details that the conference will see two iPhone events among the 30 other currently planned occasions. Access to the event is currently free, but will cost 12 without a pre-registered access badge.

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ON24 Virtual Show conference tool for Mac

07/02, 4:25pm

ON24 Virtual Show for Mac

ON24 recently announced support for the Mac and Safari for its ON24 Virtual Show software service, an application designed to provide a virtual conference center for businesses to use as an alternative or compliment to a live exhibition. Through the Virtual Show, users are able to have ON24 custom-design a complete show floor for their projects, or are able to supply their own background images and artwork. Pricing for the ON24 Virtual Show is dependant on the services required.

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Canadian govt holds conference on Copyright Act

06/12, 12:20am

Canadian Copyright Act

The Canadian government on Wednesday announced it would hold a press conference regarding pending amendments to the Copyright Act, a move said to resemble the DMCA measure in the US. The conference is set to transpire at 9:30 on Thursday, June 12th for press, with ministerial comments following at 10:45. Press have been advised that no wireless communications devices would be permitted at the assembly, including cell phones, modems, and wireless microphones.

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3G iPhone to make major impact on mobile TV market

06/06, 11:55pm

3G iPhone impact mobile TV

Apple has a window of opportunity to make a significant impact on the mobile TV market with it's imminent launch of the 3G iPhone around the world, according to the latest report from Analysys Mason. Market research shows that many iPhone owners have accessed TV and video content, with greater frequency than subscribers using other types of mobile handsets. If a new iPhone based on AT&T faster "3G" network is announced during next week's Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) it could mean big things for the mobile TV market.

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Briefly: Apple Q2 results call

04/21, 7:25pm

Eudora clone/successor

In brief: Apple will broadcast its second quarter results conference call on Wednesday, Odysseus, the Eudora clone/successor, is available for pre-order, O'Reilly has published a new edition of the big book of Apple Hacks, and Carbon fiber cases for the iPhone are once again shipping ... Apple will broadcast its 2008 second quarter results conference call on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 2:00 p.m. PDT/5:00 p.m. EDT. The conference call will be available as a continuous rebroadcast utilizing QuickTime. The live audio webcast will be accessible through Apple's website. Viewers need a copy of QuickTime 6 or QuickTime 7 to listen to the conference call.

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Apple announces WWDC 2008

03/13, 5:40pm

WWDC 2008 announced

Apple today announced dates for the Worldwide Developers Conference 2008, which will run from June 9th to the 13th. Apple advertises "Three Tracks to Innovation," through the iPhone, the Macintosh platform, and the IT sector. Each "Track" has a host of informative sessions for development techniques, with additional information available for animation techniques, technology integration, and several other Apple-specific services.

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Nav N Go shows iPhone GPS at CeBIT 2008

03/06, 12:05pm

Nav N Go iPhone GPS

Ahead of Apple's official announcement of the iPhone software developer's kit, Nav N Go unveiled an iPhone GPS unit at the CeBIT 2008 conference in Hanover, Germany. According to Pocket-lint.co.uk, the device combines Nav N Go's iGO My Way 8 satnav software with an "upcoming, yet to be announced iPhone GPS receiver". The current distribution of the software requires a jailbroken iPhone, but could receive the official nod later today.

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Wozniak: Apple TV and MB Air good, not great

03/03, 12:50pm

Wozniak on Apple TV, MBA

Steve Wozniak today hosted a keynote at an Australian broadband conference, and offered his mixed opinions on the Apple TV and the MacBook Air. Wozniak said that although he believes the Apple TV to be a "really good indication of the future of the world", the platform does have a few flaws. Primarily, he says that the 24-hour rental period is too limited for his busy schedule. Wozniak also said it feels as if he is being restricted by the tiny, simplified remote control, indicating it makes him feel less human.

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FileMaker Developer Conference registration opens

02/20, 1:00pm

FileMaker Dev Conference

FileMaker today announced the start of registration for the 2008 FileMaker Developer Conference, which takes placefrom July 13th to the 17th at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. FileMaker is offering a $200 discount to registrants who act before May 16th, while all attendees will be given a complimentary copy of FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced. Registration fees for the conference start at $1200 for the basic package, and $2000 for the Passport tier pass.

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Expo organizers post session videos

02/14, 5:55pm

Macworld show videos

Organizers of the Macworld Expo have posted numerous videos of special sessions held at the conference. Featured videos include Microsoft Office 2008, Digital Photography Safari, and iPhone Super-Session. Other videos are categorized under Mac OS X, Applications, Photography, Design, iPod, and Technology. Various videos include Best of Leopard OS X Hints, Mac OS X Features You Don't Use but Should, Real World Mac Troubleshooting, and Running Your Mac Clean and Mean.

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Followup: Apple NAB space "already accounted for"

02/07, 9:25pm

NAB accounted for

Following up on the earlier report, Kristopher Jones, spokesman for the NAB conference, said that while Avid and Apple will be missed, the spaces have already been filled. The trade show, which generates more than $50 billion in commerce for its business partners, is featuring 220 new exhibitors this year, making the final count around 1600 exhibitors, according to SetteB.IT. NAB 2008 is expected to cover over 900,000 square feet at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton, while hosting over 111,000 attendees.

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