April 26, 2014 — Adam Engst and Daniel Eran Dilger

Adam Engst, of TidBITS and Take Control Books, speaks about the 24th anniversary of his online publication. He’ll explain how he and his wife and business partner, Tanya Engst, established the publication and how its development followed the development of the web. He’ll also offer a few choice insights into Apple’s history over the years, and he’ll explain how he entered the fledgling eBook business with Take Control Books.

You’ll also hear from Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, with insights on Apple’s unexpectedly high quarterly financials, along with the reasons why the lower iPad sales aren’t quite as low as they seem at first glance. He also gives a reality check on Android tablet sales, the ongoing problems with Microsoft’s mobile platform, now enhanced with the acquisition of Nokia’s handset and devices division, and his expectations for the rumored iWatch.

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April 12, 2014 — Avram Piltch and Peter Cohen

We present Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, who will discuss the ins and outs of the “Heartbleed” bug, affecting some versions of the open source OpenSSL, which impacted a huge portion of the Internet, the magazine’s first review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, and a number of Microsoft-related topics, including Office for the iPad and the forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update.

Outspoken commentator Peter Cohen, Managing Editor for iMore, gives you his slant on the “Heartbleed” issue and the new products that might come from Apple during June’s WWDC conference. He will talk about some of the changes you might expect in the next versions of IOS and OS X along with the possibilities for an iWatch.

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April 5, 2014 — Josh Centers and Kirk McElhearn

We welcome Josh Centers, Managing Editor for TidBITS, and author of “Take Control of Apple TV.” whose bill of fare includes the arrival of Microsoft Office for the iPad, the panel on the NSA he moderated for the recent iWorld/Macworld Expo, the ongoing legal skirmishes involving Apple and Samsung, and his early reactions to the Amazon Fire set top box. The new gadget competes with Apple TV and Roku.

You’ll also hear from outspoken commentator Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,”  who will talk about his struggles with satellite broadband Internet. He’ll also discuss why buying expensive audio and video cables isn’t worth the money and the eternal analog (vinyl) versus digital debate.

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