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TidBITS Events at Macworld/iWorld 2014

The annual Macworld/iWorld exhibition and conference has moved from January to late March this year, running from Thursday, 27 March 2014 through Saturday, 29 March 2014. The conference is once again at Moscone Center in San Francisco, though the nearly 200 exhibitors will be housed in Moscone North rather than the Moscone West location of recent years. Hours are 11 AM to 6 PM Thursday and Friday, and 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday.

As always, a number of us will be in attendance, including me and Tonya, Josh Centers, Michael Cohen, Joe Kissell, Jeff Carlson, and Rich Mogull. I encourage you to flag us down on the floor to introduce yourself and tell us what of our work you’re finding the most useful these days.

Also, a number of TidBITS staffers will be making public presentations. I’ll list them briefly below, but remember, this is one of the major reasons we created the public TidBITS Events calendar (see “Subscribe to the TidBITS Events Calendar,” 15 October 2012), so if you’re going to Macworld/iWorld, be sure to subscribe to it to learn about late-breaking additions. If you want to add alarms to the events, copy them to a local calendar first. (I’m a bit worried that Apple changed the calendar’s public address,
so if you subscribed to it previously and aren’t seeing this year’s events, try resubscribing.)

Otherwise, here’s the list of where we’ll be. Note that talks on the main stage are open to everyone; the Tech Talks require a Conference Pass, and an All Access Pass provides access to both Tech Talks and the MacIT presentations.

  • Thursday, March 27th at 1 PM: On the main stage, Jeff Carlson is moderating the panel “Create Photo and Video Workflows from Mobile to Desktop,” which will be talking about the latest mobile apps for shooting photos and how the results can be moved to and polished on the desktop.

  • Thursday, March 27 at 2 PM: With the briefest of breaks, Jeff will be hotfooting it to his tech talk, “Take Control of Your Digital Photos” in Room 132. Based on his popular title “Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac,” the presentation will explain how to develop a workflow for managing your photos.

  • Thursday, March 27 at 3 PM: Joe Kissell will be giving the first of many talks (in Room 123), titled “Using iCloud Keychain,” and drawing on details in his “Take Control of iCloud, Second Edition” and “Take Control of Your Passwords” books.

  • Friday, March 28th at 9 AM: For those attending the MacIT Conference that’s going on simultaneously with Macworld/iWorld, Security Editor Rich Mogull will be giving a general session called “What You Need to Know about Apple Security.”

  • Friday, March 28th at 11 AM: Jeff Carlson returns to the main stage to participate in a panel called “The Working Macs: Creative Workflows from Professional Creatives.”

  • Friday, March 28th at 11 AM: Simultaneously, Joe Kissell will be at the AgileBits booth in the Appalooza area to talk about “Take Control of 1Password.”

  • Friday, March 28th at 1 PM: Our new managing editor, Josh Centers, will be making his Macworld debut by moderating a panel called “The NSA and You,” in Room 125. Joining him on the panel will be Rich Mogull and Joe Kissell (based on his experience writing “Take Control of Your Online Privacy”) along with Kim Zetter of Wired, writer Quinn Norton, and activist Parker Higgins of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

  • Friday, March 28th at 3 PM: Continuing to mine his books, Joe Kissell’s next talk is “Apple Mail for Power Users,” in Room 125, with information drawn in part from his recent “Take Control of Apple Mail.”

  • Saturday, March 29th at 10 AM: Jeff Carlson’s final talk is “The iPad for Photographers” in Room 131 — if you’re interesting managing photos with your iPad, don’t miss it.

  • Saturday, March 29th at 11 AM: Closing out our appearances, Joe Kissell has what I’m certain will be a fun presentation on “Becoming a Creative Complainer,” in Room 131, aimed at explaining how to become more effective at getting help. (We recommend reading his “Take Control of Troubleshooting Your Mac, Second Edition” first, but it can’t cover everything!)

Of course, Tonya and I, along with Michael Cohen, Jeff, Joe, and Josh will be on the show floor all three days, so if you see us, come and say hello!

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