January 25, 2014 — Adam Engst and Rob Pegoraro

We are joined by fearless author and publisher Adam Engst, of TidBITS and Take Control Books, who discusses the Mac’s 30th anniversary, a court decision to overturn the FCC’s net neutrality order, and the ongoing conflict between Apple and the government over that eBook price fixing case.

You’ll also hear from tech journalist Rob Pegoraro, a columnist for USA Today and Yahoo!, who also discusses the Mac’s 30th anniversary, the prospects for the new TV standard, Ultra HD, Microsoft’s earnings report, which featured higher sales for the Xbox One and the Surface tablets, and the ongoing net neutrality issues.

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January 18, 2014 — Jeff Gamet and Jim Dalrymple

We feature Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor for The Mac Observer, who talks about the tricky subject of net neutrality and the recent decision to overturn an FCC action enforcing that measure. Jeff will also discuss the purchase of Nest Labs, founded by iPod creator Tony Fadell, by Google, and some of the curious contraptions on display at the CES.

You’ll also hear from cutting-edge commentator Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, who will also cover the purchase of Nest Labs by Google, those two contradictory surveys of U.S. Mac sales in the last quarter from Gartner and IDC, and the ongoing and so-far unsuccessful search for a new CEO at Microsoft.

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January 11, 2014 — Josh Centers and Kirk McElhearn

We feature Josh Centers, Managing Editor for TidBITS, who provides some color direct from the publication’s on-scene presence at the Consumer Electronics Show. He’ll talk about some of the wacky products being introduced, such as an attachment that allows a paper airplane to become a tiny remote controlled aircraft. He also comment on the value of the new high resolution TV standard dubbed Ultra HD.

Back this week is author and commentator Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” who talks about products, introduced at the CES, which he would never consider buying. He also discusses the forthcoming 30th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh, and about some of the company’s notable screw-ups over the years, including online services, such as iCloud and its predecessors.

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January 4, 2014 — Peter Cohen and Kirk McElhearn

We feature outspoken commentator Peter Cohen, Managing Editor for iMore, who speaks on the state of the tech industry in 2013 and 2014, with an emphasis on Apple. Inc. He’ll discuss the prospects for 4K or Ultra HD, and whether Apple will consider building a TV set or a smartwatch for release later this year.

You’ll also hear from author and commentator Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” who will describe his experiences dealing with satellite-based Internet at his new home in the UK. He’ll also give you the down and dirty details about his experiences comparing iOS and Android as the owner of a Moto G smartphone. He’ll also talk about the value of the Mac Pro, and whether you really have to pay that alleged “Apple Tax” to buy one.

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