February 22, 2014 — Kirk McElhearn, Dave Charbonneau, and Jim Dalrymple

Author and columnist Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” talks about the growing popularity of streaming TV, mentions some of his favorite shows, and speculates on what constitutes a new product category for Apple.

IT specialist Dave Charbonneau, president of CMIT Solutions, discusses Microsoft’s dilemma in convincing users to give up Windows XP, and offers some common sense tips on preparing to upgrade — or replace — a PC.

Outspoken commentator Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, talks about the ideal screen sizes for the next iPhone, Facebook’s expensive acquisition of WhatsApp, an instant messaging app with hundreds of millions of users, and what new product categories Apple might enter this year.

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February 15, 2014 — Josh Centers and Avram Piltch

We present Josh Centers, Managing Editor for TidBITS, and author of “Take Control of Apple TV.” You’ll learn the ins and outs about Apple’s best-selling TV set top box, along with some nifty tips you may want to try. Josh will also speculate on what might come next as Apple attempts to make a difference in your living room.

You’ll also hear from Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine. He’ll talk about Microsoft’s problems getting users to leave Windows XP, and he’ll also focus on a recent article he wrote for Laptop, entitled “Glasshole or Not? 7 Urgent Ethical Dilemmas for Wearable Tech.”

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February 8, 2014 — Stephen Baker and Bryan Chaffin

The discussions cover a wide range of subjects. You’ll hear our reaction to Google’s decision to sell the Motorola Mobility handset division to Lenovo, an Asian PC maker, the state of the PC industry in light of Sony’s decision to leave the PC box business, Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, and whether having co-founder Bill Gates looking over his shoulder will help or hurt his performance, and the prospects for an iWatch and an Apple connected TV.

Our guests this week include industry analyst Stephen Baker, Vice President for Industry Analysis at the NPD Group and outspoken columnist Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer.

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February 1, 2014 — Charles Tendell and John Martellaro

We introduce Charles Tendell, a Certified Ethical Hacker and co-host of the Computer America radio show. Charles will give you insights on the huge security break-in at Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers, where the raw details of tens of millions of credit and debit cards were stolen by online criminals. He’ll also talk about Bitcoin, the online digital currency, and security issues impacting Mac and Windows PCs.

We are also joined by John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer and a columnist for The Street, who will focus his conversation on Google’s decision to sell its Motorola Mobility handset division, at fire sale prices, to Lenono, the large Asian PC maker. You’ll also hear him explain why Wall Street doesn’t understand Tim Cook, the future of the Mac, and an illuminating encounter with a disappointed Microsoft Surface RT customer.

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