June 29, 2013 — Jim Dalrymple, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, Gabriel Weinberg, and Rob Pegoraro

Commentator Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, discusses the decision of Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, the crazy rise and fall of Apple’s stock, and the double-standard tech and Wall Street analysts use when they cover Apple Inc.

Veteran tech author Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus admits defeat because OS 10.9 didn’t use the code name “Bobcat,” not made seriously of course. He’ll also offer his reaction to OS X Mavericks, and to the promise of the next Mac Pro, Apple’s tubular workstation, which is expected to be released some time this fall.

On the security front, Gabriel Weinberg, founder and CEO of DuckDuckGo.com, details his company’s “anonymous” search engine, which respects your privacy and doesn’t track your search requests.

Tech journalist Rob Pegoraro, who writes a weekly column for USA Today, reviews Republic Wireless, a prepaid cellular service that switches between Wi-Fi and a traditional wireless network to offer unlimited text, voice and data for $19 per month. He’ll also cover efforts by tech companies to push back against NSA surveillance and FISA gag orders, and the prospects for the next TV standard, 4K, or Ultra HD, to succeed in a highly saturated market.

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June 22, 2013 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Mark Weinstein, and Dann Berg

On this week’s all-star episode, cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, from Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, continues his discussions about the iOS, Android, Windows Phone platform wars with an emphasis on the unexpected defects discovered in Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and why customers aren’t interested in paying for Android software. He’ll also cover some of Apple’s WWDC announcements, such as the forthcoming cylindrical Mac Pro.

On the security front, you’ll hear from online privacy advocate Mark Weinstein, founder of Sgrouples.com, who will deliver the frightening news about what social networks, and the government, may know about your online activities and how to protect your privacy.

Tech journalist Dann Berg will discuss his recent article for Laptop magazine describing “Eight Tools for Online Privacy.” He’ll also give you his reactions to key WWDC announcements from Apple, such as the Mac Pro, iOS 7, and OS X Mavericks. Hint: He’s not crazy about the new naming scheme for OS X.

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June 15, 2013 — Adam Engst, Kyle Wiens, Kirk McElhearn, and Bryan Chaffin

Commentator Adam Engst, of TidBITS and Take Control Books, begins our coverage of Apple’s WWDC keynote, and the announcements about new versions of iOS and OS X, not to mention the revolutionary take on the Mac Pro workstation.

Kyle Wiens, from iFixit, reports on results of the company’s teardown of the 2013 versions of Apple’s Airport Extreme, Time Capsule, and MacBook Air. He also covers the repairability of other tech gear.

We visit the UK, virtually speaking, for a session with Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” and the editor of Mac OS X Hints, who reports on the launch of iTunes Radio and his reactions to the WWDC.

This episode also features Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, who presents his take on a surprise “special guest,” along with his observations on Apple’s WWDC, the forthcoming iOS and OS X updates, and the latest and greatest Mac hardware.

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June 8, 2013 — John Martellaro, Dennis Miller, and Joe Wilcox

On this week’s all-star episode, John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer, will discuss the recent appearance of Apple CEO Tim Cook at an AllThingsD event, and what he calls “Cook Code.” He’ll also talk about the tragic state of iPad magazines, operations research and tech warfare, and deliver an iPhone veteran’s review of the Samsung Galaxy Note II “phablet.”

If you’re in the market for a car, you’ll want to hear from Dennis Miller, Founder and CEO of SNAFU Scan, an iOS and Android app that helps you check whether your car has been recalled by the manufacturer, and the ability to examine used car auction prices to see if your dealer is ripping you off on a trade.

In our third segment, Joe Wilcox, Managing Editor of BetaNews, talks about his recent decision to move his wireless service from AT&T to T-Mobile, and proceeds to discuss what we might expect to see in Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 update, and whether it can address some of the concerns about the original Windows 8 release.

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June 1, 2013 — Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and Daniel Berg

Veteran tech author Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, discusses the plans for Google to bring their gigabit Internet service to his Austin, TX home, the news, or lack thereof, from Tim Cook’s interview before an AllThingsD conference, and some new gear he’s recently reviewed, including a waterproof speaker system.

You’ll also hear from Laptop magazine Staff Writer Daniel Berg, who will list eight important questions that weren’t asked of Tim Cook during his AllThingsD interview, and whether he said anything of importance. Daniel will also explain what he expects to see when new versions of the iOS and OS X are unveiled at Apple’s WWDC, and why he likes Windows 8.

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