The IvanExpert crew took a trip to San Francisco a couple of weeks ago to attend events in and around MacWorld Expo, and we got to see a few cool things. So we wanted to share the more noteworthy products we encountered.
For the uninitiated, MacWorld Expo is a yearly event where vendors and consumers mingle to see the latest Apple-related stuff. It’s not as big a deal any more since Apple stopped attending a couple of years ago, but still provides provides an opportunity to meet people, learn new things, and see unusual gadgets. We also gave a presentation at MacTech Magazine Boot Camp, a one-day seminar for consultants, on how to grow and structure your small business.
The Cool Mac, iPhone, and iPad Stuff from MacWorld
Quickoffice Connect for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
This app allows you to create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. When paired with a service like Dropbox or SugarSync it can make it so much easier to work from anywhere. $24.99 for iPad, $19.99 for iPhone.
Free app for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch that provides “holographic audio” for meditation, relaxation, and sleep.
This beautiful app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch gives you “the power of 14 field guides in your shirt pocket.” Each bird has an illustration, a photo, an audio file to hear its call, and is cross-referenced by location, color, and name. You can buy the full iPhone app for $29.99 or you can buy your part of the USA for $9.99 or the Backyard version for only $4.99. The iPad app is either $14.99 for full version or $4.99 for Yard Plus version.
Turn your iPhone into a universal remote control with this tiny piece of hardware that attaches to your iPhone.
DocMoto Mac, available in March, is server software for file management. It has storage and revision control on all files, and allows for drag and drop, file locking when a document is checked out, and folder notifications.
Dolly Drive allows you to use Time Machine to back up to a location in the cloud instead of to a local hard drive.
iFusion Smartstation transforms your iPhone into an office phone, and can interface with your office’s landline system. Coming in April; pre-orders are $150.
The SMART Board is a a gigantic touch-screen, on which two people can draw at once. And it syncs with other touchscreens over the internet, allowing creative collaboration across offices. It will only set you back $10K per screen.
Take a look at the MacWorld Expo roundup by TidBITS for more.