July 28, 2012 — Stephen Baker, Daniel Eran Dilger, and Nelson Hudes

We present noted industry analyst Stephen Baker, of the NPD Group, to review the hits and misses in Apple’s earnings report for the June quarter. He’ll also talk about ongoing industry trends in the mobile, PC and TV markets.

We also present a show regular, cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, who will deliver a reality check about the meaning behind Apple’s earnings, especially the supposed “miss” in iPhone sales. He’ll also continue his discussion about the ongoing mobile and PC platform wars.

You’ll also learn about a new Internet telephone service, “a phone company in a box,” from Nelson Hudes, who represents NetTALK.com, which recently introduced a Wi-Fi version of their VoIP phone device.

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July 21, 2012 — Avram Piltch, John Martellaro, and Dan Frakes

Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, discusses the curious case of Dr. Steve Mann, who is considered the “father of wearable computing.” He’ll also discuss the differing visions of Apple and Microsoft when it comes to the Post-PC and PC+ eras.

John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer, discusses a variety of subjects that include the ongoing integration of Apple’s iOS into OS X, and the patent lawsuit epidemic among tech companies.

Dan Frakes, a Macworld Senior Editor, offers a primer on Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion, including the system requirements and why some older Macs are no longer supported. You’ll also learn about some of the most important new features

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July 14, 2012 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Jonathan Rettinger, and Joe Kissell

Cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, returns to talk about Microsoft’s ongoing problems in remaining relevant, and his reactions to persistent rumors that a small iPad is coming later this year.

Tech blogger Jonathan Rettinger, of TechnoBuffalo, also talks about the potential for an iPad mini and how it may take over the market for small tablets. He’ll also suggest a possible solution for RIM to save the BlackBerry business, and about the possibilities for an Amazon smartphone.

Prolific author Joe Kissell, whose “Take Control of Upgrading to Mountain Lion” has been released, will explain how to make sure your Mac can run OS 10.8, and how to prepare for the upgrade.

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July 7, 2012 — Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, Ted Landau, and Jim Galbraith

Prolific author Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus talks about Microsoft’s woes, and gives you a preview of the best (and worst) features of OS 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Author and commentator Ted Landau discusses some of the problems with Apple’s Mac App Store, including the limitations of sandboxing, the inability to get demo software or discounted app upgrades.

From Jim Galbraith, the Lab Director of Macworld, you’ll get the latest and greatest benchmarks of Apple’s recent MacBook upgrades, including the MacBook Pro with Retina display. Is it time to retire your old Mac notebook?

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