September 24, 2011 — Peter Cohen, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, and Kirk McElhearn

The topic list includes: Microsoft’s plans for Windows 8, the curious decision of Netflix to split streaming and DVD services into two separate companies, the good, bad and ugly aspects of Apple’s OS X Lion, the case of the smoking iMac, Mac speech recognition software, and possible replacements for Intuit’s Quicken for the Mac to manage your personal finances.

Our guests: Peter Cohen, of the “Angry Mac Bastards” radio show and Executive Editor for The LoopBob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, and commentator Kirk McElhearn.

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September 17, 2011 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Seth Rosenblatt, and Lex Friedman

We explore Windows 8, Microsoft’s forthcoming OS upgrade that will combine mobile and desktop systems, which is widely expected to arrive in 2012. Our guests include cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, from Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, and Seth Rosenblatt, from CNET, who had a hands-on encounter with an early beta of Windows 8. Macworld writer Lex Friedman talks about the online theft of gift card balances from iTunes.

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September 10, 2011 — Adam Engst and Avram Piltch

Adam Engst, from TidBITS and Take Control Books, explores the value of social networking, particularly with FaceBook and Twitter, and offers an Apple update. Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, offers his impressions of Google Plus. He’ll also discuss plans for Windows 8, and Intel’s Ultrabook initiative, how it might compete with the MacBook Air.

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September 3, 2011 — Ben Edelman, Ph.D., Kirk McElhearn, and John Martellaro

We explore the dark side of Google with Ben Edelman, PhD., an Assistant Professor of Harvard Business School. Commentator Kirk McElhearn reports on his problems with a 27-inch iMac, and you’ll hear an insider’s report on life at Apple Inc., and possible solutions in Apple’s quest to conquer the living room with John Martellaro, a Senior Editor for The Mac Observer.

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