Macworld Conference & Expo in Boston Kicks Off Next Week

Event highlights include Tiger education, Apple Specialists Pavilion, new
products and music festival

Framingham, MA — IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class
tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today provided a
preview of Macworld Conference & Expo in Boston, to be held next week at
the Hynes Convention Center. Macworld will feature an exhibit hall filled
with several exciting highlights, plus four days of world-class educational
content with conference sessions appropriate for Mac users of all levels
and backgrounds.

The Macworld conference program runs Monday through Thursday, July 11-14,
2005. The Macworld exhibit hall opens on Tuesday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. and
will stay open until 7:00 p.m. and has the same schedule for Wednesday,
July 13. The exhibit hall is open on Thursday, July 14 from 10:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m.

The Apple Specialists Pavilion, sponsored by Apple Specialists Dealers,
will have the most current Mac products on display including PowerMac G5’s,
Xserve and Xserve RAID as well as iMac G5 and Mac mini lines. In addition,
Macworld and Berklee College of Music will present a free music festival,
featuring select Berklee artists who compose and produce their works on the

The Macworld exhibit hall will feature the newest products and applications
for the Mac platform from companies such as Apple Specialists Marketing
Co-op, Quark, Xerox Corp., Software Mackiev, Guitar Center, Harman
Multimedia, Rimage, Peachpit, Seiko Instruments USA, and many others. A
small sample of exhibitors planning to showcase new products at Macworld
includes the following:

Advance Reproductions Corp. (Booth 214) CSI Lightjet Digital Imager:
photographic large-format prints from digital files.

Battery Technology (Booth 321) iPod Tunestir is the first FM radio
transmitter and FM radio receiver for the iPod; iPod AA Battery provides an
additional 12-14 hours of music playtime and is compatible with all iPod
models; iPod A Shuffle accessories, including an AC power adapter/charger
and a headphone splitter.

Delapod by Delarew Designs (Booth 222) Delapod is a stylish handbag design
that integrates the iPod or iPod mini into the handbag; Delapod Laptop Bag
is a stylish laptop bag design that integrates the iPod or iPod mini into
the laptop bag; Delapod AccessPak is a stylish backpack design that
integrates the iPod or iPod mini into the backpack.

Hewlett-Packard (Booth 207 — Apple Specialists Pavilion) The latest Mac OS
X Tiger-ready HP products from Designjet printers for creative
professionals, Color LaserJet all-in-ones for business, and Photosmart
printers and cameras for digital imaging will also be featured throughout
the Pavilion.

Peachpit (Booth 202) “Photoshop CS2 Down & Dirty Tricks,” This new edition
includes step-by-step tutorials on how to create the same exact effects you
see every day in magazines, on TV, at the movies, and on the Web; “Robin
Williams Mac OS X Book, Tiger Edition,” Robin once again works her magic by
providing a gentle and friendly introduction to Mac OS X Tiger.

SEIKO INSTRUMENTS USA, Inc. (Booth 221) Smart Label Printer 410, prints
one-inch labels for common applications such as addressing envelopes,
labeling file folders and creating bar codes; in addition to printing one
and two-inch labels for many applications, the highly affordable Smart
Label Printer 420 is a world-class label printer, and the Smart Label
Printer 240 is a high speed label printer.

Software Mackiev (Booth 408) 3D Weather Globe & Atlas 2.0, this new edition
is Tiger-ready with Spotlite and our 3D Weather Station widget; The Print
Shop Tiger Edition is now Tiger-ready with Spotlight enabled and a Greeting
Card Reminder widget with hundreds of holidays celebrated all over the
world; 2006 World Book Tiger Edition is Tiger-ready with Spotlight, two
widgets and full VoiceOver support.

Unitek Computer Stores (Booth 315) Apple products: come and see the
complete Apple product line on sale at eUnitek/Unitek booth at Macworld.
Unitek has partnered with Apple to provide exceptional show specials for
show customers; Rocstor Hard Drives: Rocstor offers the most extensive and
innovative lines of FireWire, USB2, and lightweight portable HDD.

VersionTracker (Booth 623) VersionTracker Pro 4.0: the latest release of
the VersionTracker Pro client features support for site licensing,
integrated troubleshooting information from MacFixIt, and an improved
update notification process.

Xerox Corp. (Booth 407) Phaser EX7750 is a tabloid color laser printer with
EFI graphics controller; WorkCentre C2424 is a solid ink desktop
multifunction printer; Phaser 8500/8550 is a solid ink color printer

Macworld Conference & Expo attendees can also network with their peers and
obtain valuable education at a wide variety of informative conference
sessions, special events and forums. These include:

* Feature Presentations: Feature presentations include an address by
popular Mac columnist, Andy Ihnatko; The MacBrainiac Challenge, hosted by
Mac industry pundit and Macworld 911 columnist Chris Breen; and the
Macworld Town Hall with Mac industry luminaries.

* Mac OS X Tiger Education: Macworld Boston will offer some of the first
public conference sessions on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. With classes taught by
such Mac industry luminaries as David Pogue, Bob LeVitus, Ted Landau and
Dan Frakes, Macworld Boston will offer attendees an opportunity to learn
how to put many of Tiger’s key innovations to work.

* Macworld and Berklee Music Festival: Macworld and Berklee College of
Music will present a free music festival, featuring select Berklee artists
who compose and produce their works on the Mac. Birdsongs of the Mesozoic,
one of Boston’s most prolific and original bands, will headline the
festival. In addition, Macworld attendees can download music festival music
to their iPod for free at the Macworld exhibit hall. Music Festival
* Monday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. — Matt Jenson’s Acid Reggae Xperience; David
Friend Recital Hall. 921 Boylston Street (across from the street from the
Hynes Convention Center).
* Tuesday, July 12, 8:15 p.m. — Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, unique mix of
rock, punk, classical, minimalism, and free-form music; Berklee Performance
Center (136 Massachusetts Avenue).
* Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. — Katahdin’s Edge, jazz improvisation with
electric sounds; David Friend Recital Hall.

* Apple Specialists Pavilion: Sponsored by Apple Specialists Dealers, this
exhibit hall highlight will have the most current Mac products on display.
Presentations will be held in the Apple Specialist Pavilion Theater every
half hour.

* Power Tools Conference: 9 separate conferences will provide two days of
in-depth training on specific applications and tools, including Adobe
Creative Suite, Macromedia Flash MX 2004, FileMaker, Final Cut Pro,
Advanced Mac Music Production, Professional Photoshop, Mac OS X and more.

* David Pogue’s Genius Minibar: David Pogue, NY Times columnist,
Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS News, and the always hilarious, always
informative author of the Missing Manual series, will sign books, take your
questions, and talk about new Tiger features and secrets. His highly
anticipated new book, “Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition,” will
be available for the first time at Macworld. Stop by and say hello to
David, pick up his new book with a special show discount, and grab your
chance to ask a real Tiger expert all of your questions. July 13-14 at
booth #423.

* Geeks and Gadgets Stage: The “Geeks and Gadgets Stage” in the exhibit
hall will provide free education to attendees. Sessions include “Mac Music
Production Day,” Tuesday, July 12 and “iPod Day,” Wednesday, July 13.

* Berklee Dream Studio: Once again this year, Berklee College of Music will
present the Dream Studio, a state-of-the-art music studio filled with Mac
hardware and software ready to bring your musical visions to life. This
exhibit hall attraction will also feature a self-guided tour, music
production demonstrations and daily lectures by Berklee faculty.

* Geek My Ride: a new way of looking at Apple’s video editing solutions.
Packed into the trunk of an IS300, the “Geek My Ride” Lexus by Tech
Superpowers, shows how Apple is changing the nature of video production.
With in-car editing suites, Xsan, and 5TB of storage, it’s the ultimate
mobile video studio. Booth #523.

* Meet the Speakers: a new feature where 14 popular speakers will be
available for meet and greet sessions with attendees in the Macworld
exhibit hall, booth #433.

* MacIT Conference: MacIT participants can choose from more than 20
sessions in the following four tracks: Servers and Services; Advanced User
Topics; Mac OS X Troubleshooting; and Mac OS X Management and
Administration. Conference sessions are presented by an impressive faculty
of the leading consultants, authors, developers and practitioners of OS X
products in the world.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit

About Macworld Conference & Expo
Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld
Conference & Expo is the world’s most comprehensive Macintosh OS event.
Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for
professionals involved in media and creative content development for
corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at
home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS
audiences in creative services, education, application development,
entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments.
Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the
opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these
markets offer. For more information or to register for the event, please
visit the Web site at, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For
exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice at (508) 424-4839 or or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( produces technology-focused
tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class
education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As
the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages
its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences,
enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of
influential buyers. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events
includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Bio*IT
World Conference + Expo, Wireless Sensing Solutions, Syndic?te, GridWorld,
RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the
world’s leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG
International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media,
research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more
than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO,
Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The
company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with
more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more
than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference
& Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC provides
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