December 29, 2012 — Peter Cohen and Kirk McElhearn

We explore 2012’s wins and losses in the tech industry, with the emphasis on Apple Inc. Was, as some people suggest, Mapgate, involving the trials and tribulations of Maps for iOS 6, the biggest tech failure of the year? What about the buggy initial release of iTunes 11, and is Apple going to release a smart TV set next year?

Along to discuss these and other subjects are Peter Cohen, from the “Angry Mac Bastards” radio show and Executive Editor for The Loop, and tech journalist Kirk McElhearn, Macworld’s “iTunes Guy.”

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December 22, 2012 — Michael Prospero and John Martellaro

We present Michael Prospero, Reviews Editor for Laptop magazine, to discuss some of the notable products he and his crew have tested over the past year, along with ongoing speculation that Apple has a smart TV coming next year.

You’ll also hear from John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer, who will cover his multipart series on ebook readers and tablets. He’ll tell you his favorites, and then explain why he believes it is inevitable that Apple will release a TV set.

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December 15, 2012 — Adam Engst, Jim Dalrymple, and Avram Piltch

We discuss all those rumors that Apple is planning to build a smart TV set, perhaps in 2013. You’ll also hear more discussions about the problems and the benefits of iTunes 11.

Along to talk about these and other issues are Adam Engst from TidBITS and Take Control Books, and Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop.

In addition, Avram Piltch, the Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, joins us with his 2012 best/worst list. You might be able to guess what the magazine concludes was number one on the list of the worst tech failures. He’ll also list some of the best laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones.

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December 8, 2012 — Kirk McElhearn, and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus

Kirk McElhearn, Macworld’s “iTunes Guy,” returns for a detailed discussion of the good, bad and ugly elements of iTunes 11 for the Mac and PC. You’ll learn about which features Apple removed, the feature that will soon be restored, and about things that might be done better in a future version.

We’ll also feature Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, who will talk about his recent odyssey, where the electric power in his office, powering loads of tech gear, was “fried” while on a recent vacation. He’ll also discuss Tim Cook’s lengthy interviews with NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek, and the implications of those tantalizing statements about building Macs in the U.S., and the potential for an Apple smart TV set.

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December 1, 2012 — Kirk McElhearn and Peter Cohen

We focus on Amazon’s possible deception in advertising the Kindle Paperwhite eBook reader, Apple and the professional market, the executive musical chairs at Apple and Microsoft, iTunes Match — the second year, and we bring you a first look at iTunes 11, which offers a new look and the promise of better performance.

You’ll hear from Kirk McElhearn, Macworld’s “iTunes Guy” and Peter Cohen, from the “Angry Mac Bastards” radio show and Executive Editor for The Loop.

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