March 29, 2014 — Rick Broida, Daniel Eran Dilger and Rob Pegoraro

CNET’s very own Cheapskate blogger, Rick Broida, explains why he ditched Office 2013 for Windows, and why he was forced to find an unofficial method online to remove the suite from his PC.

You’ll also hear from cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, explains in exquisite detail why the media meme that the iPhone 5c is a huge failure is wrong. He’ll also address what he perceives as the ongoing media bias against Apple.

We’ll also present tech journalist Rob Pegoraro, a columnist for USA Today and Yahoo!, who will discuss Microsoft’s not-surprising decision to release Office for the iPad, the ongoing issues of net neutrality, and why he doesn’t believe Sprint and T-Mobile will ever merge.

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March 22, 2014 — Kirk McElhearn and Jeff Carlson

Outspoken commentator Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” discusses our curious download problem, which may be a consequence of the failure of the FCC to develop a workable plan to enforce net neutrality. Kirk will also talk about the joys of mono sound.

We also welcome author Jeff Carlson, Senior Editor for TidBITS, who will cover the controversy over a new book, “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs,” which paints a predictably negative picture of the company’s prospects for success under Tim Cook. He also discusses a recent extensive interview with Apple design chief Sir Jonathan Ive that was published in the UK’s Sunday Times and Time magazine.

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March 15, 2014 — Dann Berg, Bryan Chaffin and Lloyd Klarke

Tech columnist and commentator Dann Berg holds forth on such issues as the iOS 7 update, Microsoft’s reported decision to supply Windows Phone free to some low-end handset makers, and how he succeeded in cutting the cable TV cord.

You’ll also hear from columnist Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, who will also talk about cord cutting, the iOS 7 update, Microsoft’s lower Windows licensing costs for cheap PCs and free licensing for cheap mobile handsets, and how this will be the year that defines Apple CEO Tim Cook.

We also present Lloyd Klarke, director of product management for Roku, who will discuss the history of the company and the current lineup of video streaming products and services.

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March 8, 2014 — Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and John Martellaro

Veteran tech author Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, considers whether he should buy one of Apple’s state-of-the-art computing workstations, the Mac Pro, or a mainstream Mac, such as an iMac, for his audio and video work. He also discusses the 30th anniversary of the Mac, his upcoming tech TV show, and whether Dragon Dictate 4 is the ultimate dictation app for Macs.

You’ll also hear from outspoken commentator John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer and a columnist for The Street, who will talk about the fear-mongering over the fact that 20% of Mac users are using an OS released in 2009, Snow Leopard. The bill of materials also covers whether Barnes & Noble should kill the Nook eBook reader, why outsiders cannot define Apple’s products, how Apple is exploiting Android’s weakness, and how to make your Mac computing life sane and quiet.

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March 1, 2014 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Jeff Gamet

Cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, gives you the ins and outs of the controversial SSL verification security bug that turned up in iOS and OS X. He covers the curious belief on the part of some media pundits that one company buying another is innovation. He’ll also  respond to the comment from the head of Google’s Android division that appears to indicate the company is more interested in freedom than making the OS more secure.

You’ll also hear from Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor for The Mac Observer, whose bill of fare includes Apple’s SSL bug fix, comparing Apple’s innovation to other companies, the U.S. House’s cellphone unlocking bill, Apple’s appeal of an antitrust verdict over eBook price fixing, and the drive for patent troll reform in the European Union.

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