Macworld Expo 2011 — the annual trade show in San Francisco touting Apple-related products — ends today (Saturday), and Macworld 2012 is slated for Jan. 26-28

This year’s show was successful and very energetic with all the vendors and the visitors (an estimated 26,000) getting up close and personal. The only “major” vendor from past shows was with Hewlett-Packard. However, not everyone was impressed.

“This isn’t a real computer or software show anymore — it’s a software and accessories show,” Apple developer and book author Tony Bove told ( “You don’t come here to see Macs and iPads because Apple’s not here to show them off, but you can see the stuff that works with them. Utilities are a huge industry.”

— Dennis Sellers