October 26, 2013 — Ben Klaiber, Kirk McElhearn, and Daniel Eran Dilger

Author Ben Klaiber reveals the powerful business lessons behind Apple’s resurgence in the new book, “Anatomy of an Apple — The Lessons Steve Taught Us,” and offers his insights on Apple’s latest strategic moves. He has posted some informative and entertaining book excerpts at anatomyofanapple.com.

Author and commentator Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” tells you why he’s happy that OS X Mavericks, iLife and iWork are now free, and gives you his initial reactions to Apple’s new OS.

You’ll also hear from cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, from Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, who attended Apple’s media rollout of the new iPads and refreshed MacBook pros with Retina display. He’ll offer his reaction to Apple’s decision to distribute key software free of charge, the impact on Microsoft, and the ongoing problems with Google’s Android platform.

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October 19, 2013 — Jason Glassberg, Joe Kissell, and Avram Piltch

To observe National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we talk to Jason Glassberg, co-founder of Casaba, a noted cybersecurity consultant who speaks about a number of serious hacking threats that might impact more and more consumers.

Prolific author Joe Kissell talks about his latest eBook, “Take Control of Upgrading to Mavericks,” and you discover the best ways to upgrade to Apple’s newest version of OS X.

We also present a provocative discussion with Avram Piltch, the Online Editorial Director for Laptop magazine, who explains what’s good and not-so-good about Windows 8.1 and the problems facing the Windows Phone and Android platforms. Is Google submitting Android to a dose of benign neglect? And what will Apple introduce at their October 22nd media event?

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October 12, 2013 — Jim Dalrymple and Peter Cohen

We discuss what Apple might introduce when the next generation of iPads is unleashed later this month. Will the 9.7-inch model be slimmer and lighter? What about adding a Retina display to the iPad mini?  You’ll also learn more about iOS 7, the future of Apple TV, Microsoft’s prospects with the Nokia handset acquisition and Windows Phone, the tragic fate of BlackBerry, and a whole lot more.

Our guest list this week represent The Loop: Jim Dalrymple, the Founder and Editor in Chief, and Peter Cohen, the Executive Editor. Peter also represents iMore.

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October 5, 2013 — John Martellaro and Kirk McElhearn

John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer, has a laundry list of things to talk about. On the agenda is why iOS 7’s Frequent Locations feature is a turn-off, the need for an iPad with a larger display, perhaps 12 or 13 inches, why he prefers to rent movies from iTunes and nowhere else, and the foolishness of Microsoft’s decision to be late to the party with tablets.

You’ll also hear from Macworld’s “iTunes Guy,” Kirk McElhearn, who will mainly cover the ongoing problems with iOS 7’s Settings app. He’ll take it apart and explain what works, and what’s simply confusing. He’ll also talk about the reports of possible motion sickness because of the parallax and zooming effects in Apple’s newest mobile OS.

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