January 28, 2012 — John Martellaro, Ross Rubin and Avram Piltch

John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer, discusses Apple’s stellar financials along with his views on iBooks 2 and how it will impact the textbook business.

Ross Rubin, Executive Director and Principal Analyst, NPD Connected Intelligence for The NPD Group, also talks about Apple’s financial results, along with trends in the tech industry, including prospects for 3D TVs.

We’ll also be joined by Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director for Laptop magazine, who will discuss the recent management shakeup at Research In Motion (RIM), Apple’s amazing success, and reports of unsafe working conditions at the contract factories assembling Apple’s products.

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January 21, 2012 — Kirk McElhearn, Daniel Eran Dilger, and Rob Pegoraro

Author and commentator Kirk McElhearn, who is now Macworld’s “iTunes Guy,” gives you some hard-won tips about using iTunes, and he also outlines some of the problems reported with iTunes Match and iCloud.

Commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, from Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, discusses the Consumer Electronics Show, along with the issues involving the various hardware and software platforms from the likes of Intel, AMD, ARM, Apple, and Google.

We’re also joined by Rob Pegoraro, a tech writer for USAToday.com, who discusses Apple’s iBooks 2, its impact to education, and the ongoing controversy over the now-shelved Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

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January 14, 2012 — Ted Landau, Avram Piltch, and Bill Vlahos

Veteran Mac author and troubleshooting expert Ted Landau discusses the prospects for an Apple integrated TV, and also details many of the problems with the first release of Apple’s iCloud.

Direct from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, discusses some of the hits and misses at the trade show.

Bill Vlahos, creator of InfoWallet, discusses how his cross-platform “file cabinet” application can be used to easily organize, store, and access your most private information in one very secure location.

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January 7, 2012 — Adam Engst, Sean Brown, and Dan Moren

Adam Engst, from TidBITS and Take Control Books, provides his take on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), proposed legislation in the U.S. House that some say puts draconian controls on attempts to remove alleged pirated content from Web sites.

You’ll also hear from Sean Brown, Vice President, Sonic Foundry, about an update to their Mediasite that will allow, for example, students with iPhones and iPads to watch online lectures from educators.

Macworld’s Dan Moren joins Gene to brainstorm about the possibilities for an iTV, or Apple connected TV, and whether such a product will ever see the light of day.

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