February 23, 2013 — Kirk McElhearn and Avram Piltch

On this week’s all-star episode, tech commentator Kirk McElhearn, Macworld’s “iTunes Guy,” describes the most important change in a recent iTunes 11 update along with his viewpoints on how it compares with iTunes 10. You’ll also hear Kirk’s reaction to the rumors about a possible iWatch from Apple.

We’ll also present information about two top 10 lists from Avram Piltch, the Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine. The first covers the “Top 10 Tech Myths: True or False?,” and the second covers the “10 Worst Tech Rip-Offs and How to Avoid them.” You won’t be surprised by some of the ones Avram and his staff have exposed. He’ll also give you his initial comments about the new HTC One smartphone, the company’s flagship handset, introduced this week at press events in New York and London.

Share
Click HERE to download

February 16, 2013 — Adam Engst and Daniel Eran Dilger

Adam Engst, from TidBITS and Take Control Books, delivers a detailed response to a penetrating probe of the problems with OS X from developer Lloyd Chambers, author of an article about what he perceives as “core rot” in OS X, which was featured on last week’s episode. Adam also discusses the recent speculation about the possibility that Apple will release a smartwatch later this year.

We’ll also present more compelling cutting-edge commentary from Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider. This week Daniel continues his ongoing penetrating analysis of the mobile platform wars, and also presents his reaction to Chambers’ article, and the ongoing iWatch speculation.

Share
Click HERE to download

February 9, 2013 — Lloyd L. Chambers, Jim Dalrymple, and Avram Piltch

Veteran Mac developer Lloyd L. Chambers, who worked on such apps as DiskDoubler in the 1990s, explains why he finds “core rot” in OS X. He’ll explain the problems he’s encountered with iTunes, the Finder and general system reliability.

You’ll also hear from outspoken commentator Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, who will cover the state of Apple, and how Wall Street said Apple was in deep trouble despite the fact that the company had a record quarter for sales and profits.

From Avram Piltch, the Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, you’ll discover the 13 tech terms that are outdated, and prepare to disagree with what he says. Avram will also discuss his mixed review of the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet.

Share
Click HERE to download

February 2, 2013 — Roy Choi, Daniel Eran Dilger, and Stephen Baker

Tech blogger Roy Choi, managing editor of TechnoBuffalo, discusses the state of the smartphone market, and reports on his hands-on experiences with the newest BlackBerry 10 handsets, including the touch-based Z10. Can BlackBerry’s new products reverse the company’s trend towards oblivion?

With an update on the state of Apple, and why Wall Street is down on the company, you’ll hear from cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider. Daniel will also focus on the state of Apple’s competition.

Stephen Baker, Vice President for Industry Analysis at the NPD Group, will discuss Apple’s ongoing prospects despite taking a drubbing on Wall Street, how Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Surface tablets are faring so far, and whether new TV technologies, such as the higher resolution 4K models, are sufficient to convince lots of customers to replace their sets.

Share
Click HERE to download