May 31, 2014 — Jeff Gamet, Rick Broida and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus

Commentator Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor for The Mac Observer, discusses the Apple/Beats deal, offers predictions for product intros at the WWDC going beyond iOS 8 and OS 10.10, and his reactions to Microsoft’s Surface 3 tablet/laptop or whatever it is.

CNET’s Cheapskate blogger, Rick Broida, tells you how you can save money with a low-cost wireless carrier, and some of the pitfalls to watch in picking the best service for your needs.

You’ll also hear from author/columnist Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, who, as a musician, gives you his unique viewpoint about Apple’s purchase of Beats Electronics. He’ll also focus on the rumors about the introduction of app technologies for the connected home at the WWDC.

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May 24, 2014 — Dorothy Pomerantz, Daniel Eran Dilger and Rob Pegoraro

You’ll hear about the impact of the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger from Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes. Is this proposed deal good for consumers, or just a way for large companies to increase dominance?

Cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, joins us to talk about the ongoing mobile platform wars, the essence of the deal between Apple and Google to call off their patent lawsuits against each other, and the prospects for the success of Microsoft’s new notebook replacement, the Surface 3.

Tech writer Rob Pegoraro, a columnist for USA Today and Yahoo!, offers his reactions to the mergers of Comcast and Time Warner, AT&T and DirecTV, and whether the latest net neutrality proposal from the FCC makes any sense. He’ll also talk about Apple’s “never mind” patent litigation settlement with Google, and about the “right to be forgotten,” involving Google and the European Union, and whether you can get a search engine to delete unfavorable links about you.

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May 17, 2014 — Kirk McElhearn and Bryan Chaffin

We feature outspoken commentator Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” who will discuss the rumors and possible reality of Apple’s acquisition of Beats Audio, a company that sells high-end headphones and speakers and has a widely-acclaimed streaming music service. He’ll also talk about so-called HD audio and whether the difference makes a difference in what you can hear.

We’ll also be joined by Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, who will present his views about the possible Apple/Beats deal. How does it benefit Apple — or does it? Bryan will also talk about those “crazy” iPhone 6 rumors, the prospects for an iWatch, and Samsung’s notorious history of copying original technology from other companies.

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May 10, 2014 — Josh Centers and Peter Cohen

We feature Josh Centers, Managing Editor for TidBITS, and author of “Take Control of Apple TV.” who will discuss what we might expect from the forthcoming Apple developer event, WWDC, where new versions of OS X and iOS are expected to be unveiled. You’ll also hear his early reactions to the Amazon Fire TV set-top box, and the foolish move by Amazon to remove in-app purchases from ComiXology, the comic book reading app.

Outspoken commentator Peter Cohen. Managing Editor for iMore, holds forth on what possible new features in the next versions of OS X and iOS, which are reportedly going to be demonstrated at the WWDC beginning June 2. We’ll also discuss what features ought to change, particularly with Apple Mail, which had a shaky rollout in OS X Mavericks.

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May 3, 2014 — Ryan Rosenberg, John Martellaro, and Dann Berg

We feature Ryan Rosenberg, a VP for Apple’s FileMaker division, who will give you some savvy tips on starting to make the paperless revolution really happen at your home or office.

Outspoken commentator John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer and a columnist for The Street, gives you a whole plate of opinions this week. He’ll give you a reality check on the recent drop in iPad sales, explain why professionals go nuts over Apple’s “mid-course” corrections, present the reasons why Apple shouldn’t try to copy Google Glass, along with his views about the TV set-top box wars, and what real 4K TV streaming is all about.

Tech columnist Dann Berg holds forth on Apple’s Mac price cuts, including the latest MacBook Air, whether Apple’s recent financial moves to increase buybacks and do a 7-to-1 stock split are smoke and mirrors to hide the lack of new products, or just smart business. You’ll also hear about Dann’s expectations for an iWatch, and the next versions of iOS and OS X.

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