updated 03:10 pm EDT, Fri October 27, 2006
Day two at MacExpo
The second day of MacExpo in London brought many more visitors to the show, and retailers appeared much busier as new Mac users shared their increased enthusiasm with the crowd. The Nike + iPod stand has trainers on-hand, with plenty of iPod nanos and Nike Sport Kits on display as energetic music played for attendees. The Intego stand is easily spotted by its lime green color, showcasing the company's full suite of software with hands-on booths and a chance to ask the programmer questions. While Intego does not have any new releases for MacExpo, it did reveal that new versions of VirusBarrier and Mail Gateway are due to ship in mid-November. Greenpeace returned to the Expo as promised after being forced out on the first day, keeping a low profile as activists offered free organic green apples to visitors.
With just a small stand, EazyDraw proved a hit at this year's event, partially due to the application's owner and programmer who continues to offer his helpful knowledge to attendees. Hi-fi enthusiasts will enjoy the Shure UK booth, where the company is demonstrating its various models of earphones. Google also made an impact, presenting a large and colorful stand to show off its Mac-compatible services such as Google Video and Google Maps, followed by a general product overview. It was Google Earth that caught the most attention, however, followed by a demonstration of the company's recently-acquired SketchUp software.