July 26, 2014 — Adam Engst and Jeff Gamet

On this week’s all-star episode, we talk about Apple’s June quarter financials. Some pundits say the numbers were “meh,” while others say they were pretty decent overall. One respected industry outlet, however, erroneously reported that Mac sales were down in the U.S., whereas Apple reported that they increased in the double-digits. So we try to separate fact from fiction. We’ll also discuss the Apple/IBM marketing deal, the OS X Yosemite Public Beta, which was released to up to one million Mac users on July 24, and some of the possibilities for new gear from Apple this fall.

Our guests include Adam Engst, of TidBITS and Take Control Books, and Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor for The Mac Observer.

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July 19, 2014 — Bryan Chaffin and Jonny Evans

We talk about the landmark marketing and services deal between Apple and IBM. Is this just another failed initiative between the two companies, or a venture that will not just confirm Apple’s cred in the enterprise, but sell lots of iPhones and iPods? You’ll also hear our fearless views about Microsoft’s announced bloodletting, where 18,000 employees will be fired in the coming months, and the potential impact to the company. After the pink slips are issued, what will Microsoft do to fix what’s wrong with the company?

Joining us to talk about these and other topics are: Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, and Jonny Evans, Computerworld’s “Apple Holic,” You’ll also hear discussions about the newest member of Apple’s board of directors, insights into Tim Cook’s Apple, the rumored iWatch, and what we might expect when Apple releases their financials for the June 2014 quarter.

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July 12, 2014 — Josh Centers, Rob Shavell, and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus

We feature Josh Centers, Managing Editor for TidBITS, and author of “Take Control of Apple TV.” Josh will talk about his favorite free email service, or at least the one he uses, along with the state of Apple TV and streaming set-top boxes, and what might be needed to bring such products to a new generation of excellence, including advanced game controllers.

We’ll also present Rob Shavell, CEO of Abine (an online privacy firm), who will discuss Facebook’s new tracking policy and why they continue to keep tabs on you even if you have all the privacy settings switched on.

You’ll also hear from author/columnist Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, who will talk about the state of the Mac and about his reactions to the prerelease versions of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. And, yes, he’s working on “Dummies” books about both.

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July 5, 2014 — Kirk McElhearn and Rob Pegoraro

Our guest list includes blogger and commentator Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” who will explain why two times are a charm with his new Mac Pro. He’ll also discuss Apple’s curious way of managing some iCloud email spam, and the hoops you have to jump through to fix false positives. The bill of fare also includes cloud storage solutions, and alternatives to Dropbox.

You’ll also hear from tech columnist Rob Pegoraro, who writes for USA Today and Yahoo. He’ll talk about the failure of Aereo, a TV delivery service that claimed not to be cable, before the U.S. Supreme Court, Android L, the forthcoming version of Google’s mobile platform, and why T-Mobile was accused by the FTC of hundreds of millions of dollars in overcharges for extra SMS services and other features that customers may not have known they had.

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