Apple adds Macworld editor to growing stable of journalists

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Macworld editor Chris Breen is headed to Cupertino. Photo: Macworld
Macworld editor Chris Breen is headed to Cupertino. Photo: Macworld

Apple’s is continuing to make big changes in the friendlier post-Kate Cotton PR era with the announcement today that Chris Breen, the long-time senior editor at Macworld, has been hired by the fruit-flavored tech company.

Breen has worked at both Macworld and MacUser, but is making the change to working at the mothership after decades of covering the company as an Apple journalist.

MacTech Pro event series lets you get your Mac on

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MacTech Pro Events are coming to a city near you. Photo: MacTech

The list of annual Apple-focused conferences is drying up now that the plug has been pulled on Macworld/iWorld, but if you’re an Apple pro, MacTech is hosting its first ever MacTech Pro event series that will take place in nine locations across the U.S.

The regional events hosted by MacTech Magazine will be geared to helping professional Apple techs, consultants and support staff. The event packs tons of sessions into a full day of learning about everything from iCloud Drive, productivity tools, security, tech tool boxes, and more.

The Macworld Expo conference is no more

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Steve Jobs presenting at Macworld in 2008. Photo: Dan Farber/ Flickr CC
Steve Jobs presenting at Macworld in 2008. Photo: Dan Farber/ Flickr CC

Macworld Expo, the conference where Steve Jobs unveiled products like the original iPhone and MacBook Air, is no more. After closing Macworld magazine and laying off much of its staff, parent company IDG has announced that 2015’s Macworld/iWorld Expo has been cancelled.

The MacIT conference for enterprise professionals will still take place next year, but Macworld itself has been put on “hiatus.”

Remembering Macworld, a young Steve Jobs and the birth of the Macintosh

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For 30 years, Macworld has chronicled all things Apple-related. Photo: Macworld cover, December 2011
For 30 years, Macworld has chronicled all things Apple-related. Photo: Macworld cover, December 2011

The closing of Macworld is the end of an era. Thirty years ago, the publication was the midwife to the launch of the Macintosh.

Cult of Mac has a series of exclusive recollections by the magazine’s founder Dave Bunnell, which chronicle the journalist’s close encounters with a young and volatile Steve Jobs, the Mac’s difficult gestation and the birth of modern desktop computing. It’s a great trip down memory lane — with plenty of outbursts, last-minute changes and even a cameo by Ella Fitzgerald.

Read on for the full series.