October 29, 2011 — Kirk McElhearn, Bob Carver, and Lex Friedman

We observe the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iconic iPod, with author and commentator Kirk McElhearn. You’ll learn about the gadget’s humble beginnings, and how its future shapes up.

We also feature a special interview with legendary audio equipment designer Bob Carver, who discusses his history of creating audio equipment for your home, plus how the quest for perfect sound has fared so far in the 21st century.

Macworld’s Lex Friedman and Gene talk about the best-selling biography, “Steve Jobs,” from author Walter Isaacson. Have all the revelations about Jobs’ mercurial personality made people less apt to admire Apple’s co-founder? We’ll cover lots of questions and possibilities.

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October 22, 2011 — Joe Kissell, Steve “Mr. Gadget” Kruschen, and Jim Dalrymple

Prolific author Joe Kissell, author of “Take Control of Upgrading to Lion” and “Take Control of iCloud,” offers hints and tips for upgrading to Apple’s newest OS, and migrating your stuff to iCloud.

Tech expert Steve “Mr. Gadget” Kruschen discusses harnessing the power of connected TVs, Internet phone services, affordable printers, and lots of other great tech gear.

Columnist Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, reviews the iPhone 4S, and offers an on-air demonstration of the Siri personal assistant.

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October 15, 2011 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Stephen Baker, and Avram Piltch

We feature a return visit by Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, who recounts his encounters with Steve Jobs during Apple shareholder meetings, where he asked a number of questions. He also attempts to dispel some of the rumors about Jobs’ public behavior.

From the NPD Group, industry analyst Stephen Baker talks about the initial prospects for the iPhone 4S, and the state of the PC industry.

You’ll also hear from Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, who covers the iPhone 4S, and the fallout from the serious network outage experienced by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.

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October 8, 2011 — Peter Cohen, Adam Engst and Daniel Eran Dilger

We honor the life and times of Steven P. Jobs with Peter Cohen, of the “Angry Mac Bastards” radio show and Executive Editor for The Loop, and Adam Engst from TidBITS and Take Control Books. Peter will also discuss Apple’s media event that featured the launch of the iPhone 4S.

You’ll hear more about the latest and greatest iPhone, along with the shortcomings of Google’s Android OS and Microsoft’s efforts to deploy Windows everywhere, from Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider.

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October 1, 2011 — Jake Levant, Dan Moren, Jim Galbraith, and Avram Piltch

On this episode we feature: Jake Levant of fring, a new text, audio and video chatting app that’s available free for the iOS and Android OS platforms.

You’ll also hear Macworld Senior Editor Dan Moren offer his expectations for Apple’s October 4th media event ahead of the event (this may be outdated by the time you hear the show), and his reactions to the announcement about the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet computer.

Macworld Lab Director Jim Galbraith will update you on their new SpeedMark tests, and the slowest and fastest Macs on the planet.

From Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, you’ll learn his reactions to Amazon’s Kindle Fire press conference, and its potential as a rival to the iPad. He’ll also give you details about a new business-oriented tablet from Lenovo.

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