February 25, 2012 — Jim Dalrymple, Kirk McElhearn, and Seán Captain

We continue our extensive coverage of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple’s successor to Lion, which will include enhanced integration with key iOS features and applications that are now available on the iPad. Apple plans to release Mountain Lion to Mac users by late summer.

Along to talk about the ins and outs of the new OS are: Jim Dalrymple, Founder, Editor in Chief of The Loop, commentator Kirk McElhearn, and Seán Captain, Managing Editor of TechNewsDaily.

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February 18, 2012 — Adam Engst, Dan Moren, and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus

We begin with author and commentator Adam Engst, from TidBITS and Take Control Books, who talks about the dream of the “paperless office” and the two broken Mac updates recently released by Apple, along with the problems they caused.

You’ll hear from Macworld’s Dan Moren on the four important issues that need fixing in the App Store and, of course, the Mac App Store.

With the launch of the next version of Mac OS X, known as Mountain Lion, we bring aboard Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus to discuss some of the new iOS-inspired features you can expect when Apple releases the OS late this summer.

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February 11, 2012 — Kirk McElhearn, Stephen Baker, and Avram Piltch

Author and commentator Kirk McElhearn, Macworld’s “iTunes Guy,” talks with Gene about some of his favorite TV shows, and his favorite and not-so-favorite Macs over the years.

Industry analyst Stephen Baker, of the NPD Group, talks about tech industry trends, including smartphone sales, the possibilities of Windows 8, 3D TV, and whether Apple will really build a “smart” TV.

Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director for Laptop magazine, discusses Android OS update problems, whether smartphones with physical keyboards have a future, and his own investigations into reports that Apple and other tech companies are allowing their Asian contract factories to abuse factory workers.

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February 4, 2012 — Jim Dalrymple, Rich Sloan, Peter Cohen, and Daniel Eran Dilger

Jim Dalrymple, of The Loop, outlines Apple’s recent update for Final Cut Pro X, and whether the problems reported by video editors have been properly addressed. He’ll also cover the management shakeup at Research In Motion.

Rich Sloan, founder of StartUp Nation, offers tips for new businesses, and describes a partnership with Brother in which five people will receive $5,000 grants to help fund their new ventures.

Peter Cohen, of the “Angry Mac Bastards” radio show and Executive Editor for The Loop, discusses the ongoing controversy over the working conditions at Foxconn and other companies contracted by Apple and other tech companies to build their products.

You’ll also hear about the ongoing prospects for Windows Phone and the Android OS from Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider.

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