March 31, 2012 — Kirk McElhearn, Jim Galbraith, and Daniel Eran Dilger

Macworld’s “iTunes Guy,” Kirk McElhearn, returns to discuss his personal war stories involving defective products he’s purchased from Apple and Logitech. He also explains why it’s a good idea to purchase an extended warranty.

Macworld Lab Director Jim Galbraith reveals the results of the magazine’s heat and battery tests of the new iPad, and how they compare to other posted test results, including the ones from Consumer Reports.

Cutting edge tech commentator and journalist Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, describes his thorough evaluation of the new iPad, why it was singled out for what he believes to be unfair treatment because of non-existent heat problems, and then delivers an overview of the ongoing platform wars involving Apple, Google and Microsoft.

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March 24, 2012 — Avram Piltch, John Martellaro, and Ted Landau

We poll our guest experts to see whether the new iPad is really hot in ways other than record sales. Our guest list includes Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, who also discusses the seven deadly sins committed by wireless carriers and handset makers.

John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer, talks about his decision to ditch his landline phone once and for all, and some of his observations about Tim Cook and his initial acts as Apple CEO.

With veteran Mac author and troubleshooting expert Ted Landau, we’ll cover the Mac press, and whether these journalists are getting just a little too cozy with Apple, along with the next OS X upgrade, Mountain Lion, and the improved integration of iOS features.

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March 17, 2012 — Jim Dalrymple, Daniel Eran Dilger, and Peter Cohen

We focus once again on Apple’s “new iPad” with that spectacular Retina Display, which is selling out around the world. We also cover the revised Apple TV, the prospects for an Apple “smart” TV, and Microsoft’s potential troubles with Windows 8.

Our guest list includes: Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, and Peter Cohen, from the “Angry Mac Bastards” radio show and Executive Editor for The Loop.

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March 10, 2012 — Avram Piltch, Adam Engst, and Ross Rubin

There’s really one big technology story that’s received worldwide attention, and that’s “The new iPad,” which some prefer to mention as the iPad 3. With Apple’s media event, not to mention the introduction of a new Apple TV, and some fancy new apps, there’s lots to talk about.

Our guests include: Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, Adam Engst, from TidBITS and Take Control Books, and Ross Rubin, Executive Director and Principal Analyst, NPD Connected Intelligence for The NPD Group.

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March 3, 2012 — Neil Ticktin, Greg Bell, and Dan Frakes

Gene presents Neil Ticktin, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of MacTech magazine, who discusses AT&T’s data throttling problems, and the issues facing developers who want to get their apps into the Mac App Store.

We explore radio’s “Golden Age” with Greg Bell, host of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s “Radio Classics” show, which presents many of your favorite radio dramas and comedies. We’ll discuss the fascinating back stories, plus the technology used to restore these gems.

Macworld’s Dan Frakes is on board to talk about Apple’s next media event, where the wraps will be taken off the next iPad, plus Apple’s new Mac OS, Mountain Lion, due to ship by late summer.

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