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TidBITS#1061/31-Jan-2011

We’re back from Macworld 2011 in San Francisco, and while we could talk about other stuff, who wants that? So read on for our staff picks for the most interesting products we found at the show (the good, the bad, and the unnecessarily pretty), along with Adam’s in-depth look at the show as a whole and how IDG World Expo should look at improving it for the future. That should keep you busy for a while, apart from our usual ExtraBITS and a slew of notable software releases that appeared over the last week, including GraphicConverter 7.1, Skype 5.0, Dropbox 1.0.20, Airfoil 4.0.1, Transmit 4.1.5, Opera 11.0.1, iTunes 10.1.2, Drive Genius 3.1, Mellel 2.8, and BBEdit 9.6.3/TextWrangler 3.5.3.

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Cool Products at Macworld 2011

One of the best parts of Macworld Expo is seeing cool new products, and although there weren’t many on the Mac side of things, the iPhone and iPad have done wonders for releasing industrial design creativity. Read on for our picks.

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Macworld 2011 Successful, but Needs to Keep Evolving

If you weren’t able to make it out to San Francisco last week, read on for Adam’s description of what it was like to be at the latest iteration of Macworld Expo, Macworld 2011. He also ponders what the conference organizers should consider doing to keep the show relevant in the future.

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ExtraBITS for 31 January 2011

Although it feels to us as though the world stops when we go to Macworld Expo, clearly something was happening. The App Store hit 10 billion with a B downloads, Verizon Wireless said it would offer an unlimited data plan, Facebook added secure connections (imagine!), and Rich Mogull’s article on Apple’s security future garnered a nice comment in the Macalope column.