December 31, 2011 — Kirk McElhearn, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, and Jim Dalrymple

We wrap 2011 with three fascinating guests. First, commentator Kirk McElhearn discusses a peculiar take by a book reviewer on the impact of Steve Jobs and Apple, and also discusses some of his favorite stories for the year.

Prolific author Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus muses on what might have happened to Apple had Steve Jobs not returned to the company in the mid-1990s. He also discusses the possibilities of an Apple connected TV and how such a product would deliver the content you want.

With The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, we talk about such topics as the possible impact of the Stop Software Piracy Act and how domain registrar GoDaddy got themselves in the thick of it when they first supported the controversial proposed law, and then, in the face of customer defections, changed their tune.

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December 24, 2011 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Avram Piltch

Cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, from Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, covers Apple’s recent patent victory against HTC before the International Trade Commission, and also offers some surprisingly frank comments about AT&T’s failed attempt to merge with T-Mobile.

Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, offers a long-range view of the failed AT&T/T-Mobile merger and suggests possible suitors for T-Mobile. He’ll also cover some of the top tech stories of 2011, and offer projections for industry trends in 2012.

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December 17, 2011 — Jason Snell, Peter Cohen, and Steve “Mr. Gadget” Kruschen

Macworld Editorial Director Jason Snell covers the history of the iPod, and his experiences with an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.

Outspoken commentator Peter Cohen, of the “Angry Mac Bastards” radio show and Executive Editor for The Loop, covers the shaky situation at HP, as the company tries to seek out a new strategy, and why Microsoft removed the head of the Windows Phone division.

For a last minute look at the best tech gear for 2011, we call upon Steve “Mr. Gadget” Kruschen.

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December 10, 2011 — Kirk McElhearn, Avram Piltch, and Kim Bradford

We cover such topics as using dictation software on your Mac, the ongoing problems with iTunes Match and matching songs already in Apple’s music library, some network issues at Verizon Wireless, known problems with the Google Android user experience, and whether or not netbooks are on life support.

Our guests include: author and commentator Kirk McElhearn, Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, and Kim Bradford from GottaBeMobile.

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December 3, 2011 — Jim Dalrymple, Lex Friedman, and Daniel Eran Dilger

We cover the ongoing problems with Apple’s iTunes Match, why HP CEO Meg Whitman expects Apple to be the number one PC maker on the planet in 2012, Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, including the results of a hands-on review, plus the ongoing problems with the Android and Windows platforms.

Our guests include: columnist Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, tech writer Lex Friedman from Macworld, and outspoken commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, from Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider.

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