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May 25, 2013: Meet the Night Owl himself, the incomparable Gene Steinberg, best-selling technology author and columnist. Get to know Gene, and discover his unique, thought-provoking viewpoints about the technology universe, from the always-fascinating happenings at Apple Inc. to consumer electronics, innovative products and overall trends in the tech industry.
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On this week's all-star episode, we discuss the Google I/O non-event, the U.S. Senate's failed attempt to grill Tim Cook and other Apple executives about the taxes the company pays and doesn't pay, Microsoft's deceptive new ads that unfairly compare Windows 8 tablets with the iPad, the media's Apple disconnect, and the products Apple is most likely to introduce later this year.
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NOW PLAYING! May 18, 2013 — Dan Wood, Kirk McElhearn, and Bryan Chaffin
We present long-time Mac programmer Dan Wood, of Karelia Software, who discusses the latest version of their acclaimed Web site creation tool, Sandvox.
Author and commentator Kirk McElhearn, Macworld's "iTunes Guy," and the editor of Mac OS X Hints, is on board to explain why his data began to "bleed" when he switched to a new wireless carrier. He also comments on why Apple might be ignoring Microsoft's alleged requests to make a Windows 8 version of iTunes.
From Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, you'll learn about Google's ho-hum I/O event, China's campaign against Apple, and about Tim Cook's expected proposal, to be delivered at a Congressional hearing, for new tax laws to allow the company to repatriate billions of dollars of cash kept overseas.
May 11, 2013 — Peter Cohen, Greg Scoblete, and Avram Piltch
We present Peter Cohen, co-host of the "Angry Mac Bastards" radio show and Executive Editor for The Loop, who will discuss the question of whether we want to buy or rent software, using Adobe's decision to move development of their content creative apps to the Creative Cloud as a prime example.
You'll also learn how to preserve your digital memories with Greg Scoblete, co-author of a new eBook, "From Fleeting to Forever: A Guide to Enjoying and Preserving Your Digital Photos and Videos," who will explain how to make sense of your growing library of digital photos and videos.
We'll also feature Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, who will explain the "7 Ways to Give Back on Twitter and Facebook," and the "10 Best Apps for Bathroom Breaks." You'll also hear about the results of the magazine's tests of Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4.
May 4, 2013 — Tim Angel, Rob Pegoraro and Daniel Eran Dilger
We present a real rags to riches story from Tim Angel, owner of ZooGue, a company that manufactures cases for iPhones, iPads and other mobile gear.
You'll also hear from tech journalist Rob Pegoraro, who writes a weekly column for USA Today, who reports on Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, why Wall Street has gone insane over Apple, the worth, or lack thereof, of Facebook Home, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and their "Who Has Your Back?" summary of how major sites defend your privacy from government intrusion.
Next up on this week's show, cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, from Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, talks about those peculiar comments from BlackBerry's CEO that tablets will be a non-factor within five years, and have never made profits, despite the evidence of the iPad's ongoing success. Daniel will also continue his evaluation of the mobile platform wars, and why tech and financial pundits continue to misunderstand Apple.
April 27, 2013 — Stephen Baker and John Martellaro
On this week's all-star episode, we present commentator Stephen Baker, Vice President for Industry Analysis at the NPD Group, who will talk about Apple's performance in the last financial quarter, the state of the PC industry, and about the potential for such future TV technologies as 4K, or Ultra HD.
In the second half of the show, John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer, will discuss how Apple might change the setup for their Worldwide Developers Conference to accommodate more developers, "the power and scope of Apple," and why it's a good thing that Microsoft considers the iOS boring.
April 20, 2013 — Kirk McElhearn, and Bryan Chaffin
On this week's all-star episode, we present commentator Kirk McElhearn, Macworld's "iTunes Guy," and the editor of Mac OS X Hints, who discusses the issues involved in dealing with your personal technology after moving from one country to another. One key question involves dealing with iTunes content protected by DRM, such as movies and videos.
We'll also feature Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, will talk about how Microsoft is shooting itself in the foot with current policies, how Samsung was caught in the act paying for anonymous bashing of a rival, HTC, how Google's Eric Schmidt found "religion" on privacy because of mini-drones, and other hot topics.
April 13, 2013 — Peter Cohen, Carlos Angulo, and Avram Piltch
On this week's all-star episode, we present outspoken commentator Peter Cohen, co-host of the "Angry Mac Bastards" radio show and Executive Editor for The Loop, who covers such subjects as the sharp drop in PC sales, the contradictory reports of Mac sales, and what it all means to the tech industry.
You'll learn about the latest and greatest high definition TV technology from Carlos Angulo, Marketing Manager of the HDTV division of Vizio.
We'll also feature Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, who will cover the reasons why PC sales are dropping, the faults with Windows 8, and will then talk about the latest and greatest Android smartphones.
April 6, 2013 — John Rizzo and Daniel Eran Dilger
On this week's all-star episode, we present John Rizzo, of MacWindows.com, who explains why Windows 8 has been such an abject failure, with suggestions on what Microsoft should be doing to improve their latest OS.
You'll also hear from cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, who continues his discussion about the growing problems with Google's Android mobile platform. He also gives his reasons why the reported adoption rate for Windows 8 is so low.
March 30, 2013 — Bryan Chaffin and Joe Wilcox
We present Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, who will talk about Apple's large stash of cash and the taxman, plus other subjects, including T-Mobile's new marketing scheme that is intended to eliminate subsidized handsets.
You'll also hear from Joe Wilcox, Managing Editor of BetaNews, who will talk about the increase in cyber attacks on major Web sites, including banks and other financial institutions, why he's switching his cellular service to T-Mobile, and other topics that include Samsung's impact on the Android platform.