May 25, 2013 — Jim Dalrymple, and Daniel Eran Dilger

We discuss the Google I/O non-event, the U.S. Senate’s failed attempt to grill Tim Cook and other Apple executives about the taxes the company pays and doesn’t pay, Microsoft’s deceptive new ads that unfairly compare Windows 8 tablets with the iPad, the media’s Apple disconnect, and the products Apple is most likely to introduce later this year.

Our guests this week include Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, and Daniel Eran Dilger, from Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider.

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May 18, 2013 — Dan Wood, Kirk McElhearn, and Bryan Chaffin

We present long-time Mac programmer Dan Wood, of Karelia Software, who discusses the latest version of their acclaimed Web site creation tool, Sandvox.

Author and commentator Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” and the editor of Mac OS X Hints, is on board to explain why his data began to “bleed” when he switched to a new wireless carrier. He also comments on why Apple might be ignoring Microsoft’s alleged requests to make a Windows 8 version of iTunes.

From Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, you’ll learn about Google’s ho-hum I/O event, China’s campaign against Apple, and about Tim Cook’s expected proposal, to be delivered at a Congressional hearing, for new tax laws to allow the company to repatriate billions of dollars of cash kept overseas.

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May 11, 2013 — Peter Cohen, Greg Scoblete, and Avram Piltch

We present Peter Cohen, co-host of the “Angry Mac Bastards” radio show and Executive Editor for The Loop, who will discuss the question of whether we want to buy or rent software, using Adobe’s decision to move development of their content creative apps to the Creative Cloud as a prime example.

You’ll also learn how to preserve your digital memories with Greg Scoblete, co-author of a new eBook, “From Fleeting to Forever: A Guide to Enjoying and Preserving Your Digital Photos and Videos,” who will explain how to make sense of your growing library of digital photos and videos.

We’ll also feature Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, who will explain the “7 Ways to Give Back on Twitter and Facebook,” and the “10 Best Apps for Bathroom Breaks.” You’ll also hear about the results of the magazine’s tests of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4.

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May 4, 2013 — Tim Angel, Rob Pegoraro and Daniel Eran Dilger

We present a real rags to riches story from Tim Angel, owner of ZooGue, a company that manufactures cases for iPhones, iPads and other mobile gear.

You’ll also hear from tech journalist Rob Pegoraro, who writes a weekly column for USA Today, who reports on Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, why Wall Street has gone insane over Apple, the worth, or lack thereof, of Facebook Home, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and their “Who Has Your Back?” summary of how major sites defend your privacy from government intrusion.

Next up on this week’s show, cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, from Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, talks about those peculiar comments from BlackBerry’s CEO that tablets will be a non-factor within five years, and have never made profits, despite the evidence of the iPad’s ongoing success. Daniel will also continue his evaluation of the mobile platform wars, and why tech and financial pundits continue to misunderstand Apple.

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