May 26, 2012 — Steve “Mr. Gadget” Kruschen and Avram Piltch

Steve Kruschen, aka “Mr. Gadget,” returns to talk about his new book, “The Mr. Gadget Consumer Tech Guide – Volume One: Electronics, Gadgetry & Technology: The One and Only Mr. Gadget Reveals What to Buy and Why to Buy It! (Volume 1).” Mr. Gadget will also discuss some of the latest and greatest tear gear that he’s tested.

Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, returns for his third appearance three in a row. This week he’ll tell you about “10 Gadgets You’d Be a Fool to Buy Right Now,” and he’ll also talk about the questions surrounding the Facebook IPO, and the sad state of HP, which has announced a new round of layoffs amid tepid sales.

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May 19, 2012 — John Martellaro, Avram Piltch, and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus

John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer, offers some pointed tips on what other companies need to do to compete with Apple — and changing the CEO is on the list.

Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, returns for an encore appearance. This week he’ll tell you about  “15 Ways to Accelerate Your PC’s Slowest Component: You!,” and we’ll be offering both Mac and Windows tips.

You’ll also hear from best-selling author Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus,” who will discuss the state of Mac security, the sad state of security fear-mongering, and the security potential of Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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May 12, 2012 — Jim Dalrymple, Adam Engst, and Avram Piltch

Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, discusses Apple’s recent security updates, and the key issues involving both desktop and mobile computing platforms from Apple and the competition.

Adam Engst, from TidBITS and Take Control Books, offers a detailed discussion of Apple’s approach to Mac security, and how recent updates have the effect of disabling older or unused versions of Flash and Java.

For a fascinating change of pace, Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, talks about the “Top 10 Tech Stupidity Taxes You Should Never Pay,” which include rent-to-own stores, extended warranties, and other services that he regards as questionable.

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May 5, 2012 — Kirk McElhearn, Peter Cohen, and Matthew Prince

Macworld’s “iTunes Guy,” Kirk McElhearn, talks about how cell phone plans differ in the U.S. and France, and the impact of the ongoing migration of portions of the iOS to OS X.

Outspoken commentator Peter Cohen, from the “Angry Mac Bastards” radio show and Executive Editor for The Loop, talks about cell phone woes, and offers a reality check about the malware situation on the Mac platform.

ClouldFlare CEO Matthew Prince explains how the company, selected by the Wall Street Journal in 2011 as the Most Innovative Internet Technology company, can help protect your site and make it run faster.

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