June 30, 2012 — Kirk McElhearn, Ross Rubin, and Avram Piltch

Author and commentator Kirk McElhearn, Macworld’s “iTunes Guy,” evaluates suggestions to change iTunes, such as the value of splitting the features into separate apps.

We also cover Google’s I/O conference in San Francisco, where they launched the 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet, a potential competitor to the Amazon Kindle Fire, the Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” OS, and the Nexus Q set top box. Along to talk about the event, and Microsoft’s recent mobile-related announcements, is industry analyst Ross Rubin of The NPD Group, and Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine.

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June 23, 2012 — Joe Wilcox, Jim Dalrymple, and Mike Prospero

We focus on some key announcements from Microsoft that have dominated tech news, such as the demonstration of a 10.6-inch tablet in two versions known as Surface, and the first announcement about the new features in Windows Phone 8. We’ll also cover the potential and some of the key problems that have appeared in the forthcoming Windows 8 upgrade.

Our guests include outspoken columnist and former industry analyst Joe Wilcox, from BetaNews, commentator Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, and Mike Prospero, Reviews Editor of Laptop magazine.

We’ll also cover Apple’s amazing new MacBook Pro with Retina display, and its impact to the notebook market.

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June 16, 2012 — Kirk McElhearn, Avram Piltch, and John Martellaro

We focus heavily on Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, and all the news about OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6, along with the amazing MacBook Pro with Retina display. Our guests include author and commentator Kirk McElhearn, aka “The iTunes Guy,” who will also discuss the expected death of Apple’s iTunes Ping social networking feature.

Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, will be on board to discuss the magazine’s tests of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, and his concerns about the prospects for Windows Phone and Windows 8.

John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer, will discuss the WWDC, and voice his concerns for Apple’s ongoing support of the pro market, even though Tim Cook has already announced a major Mac Pro upgrade for 2013.

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June 9, 2012 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Ted Landau

Cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, offers insights on Tim Cook’s interview at the All Things Digital D10 conference, his observations of the ongoing mobile platform wars, and expectations for Apple’s announcements at next week’s WWDC.

Author and commentator Ted Landau, who writes for Macworld and The Mac Observer, discusses the possibility of a larger screen iPhone, potential problems for developers because of the new sandboxing requirement for Apple’s Mac App Store, Apple’s “Six Best Decisions of the 21st Century,” and the possible product intros at the WWDC.

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June 2, 2012 — Kirk McElhearn, Jim Dalrymple, and Kirk Hiner

Author and commentator Kirk McElhearn, aka “The iTunes Guy,” talks about the potential minefields for Apple’s sandboxing security scheme for OS X apps. What obstacles will it present to Mac developers? He’ll also talk about the failed iTunes Ping social networking service.

Columnist Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, will be asked about what we can expect from Apple at the WWDC in light of his recent remark that the Mac Pro won’t be discontinued. He’ll also talk about the tragic state of Research In Motion and the BlackBerry.

A new visitor, Kirk Hiner, Editor in Chief of AppleTell, will describe how he got involved in covering the Apple universe. He’ll also offer his feelings about the recent Tim Cook Interview at the All Things Digital D10 conference, his expectations for upcoming Mac hardware, and the next revision of the iOS.

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