September 27, 2014 — Jonny Evans and John Martellaro

We present columnist Jonny Evans, Computerworld’s “Apple Holic,” who holds forth on BendGate, reports triggered by a YouTube video claiming that the iPhone 6 Plus is prone to bending. He’ll also talk about Apple’s failed 8.0.1 update, which was pulled shortly after being posted because it caused the new iPhones to lose a carrier connection and Touch ID support. Other topics of discussion include the media disconnect over the huge number of new features in iOS 8.

You’ll also hear from commentator John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer and a columnist for The Street, whose bill of fare includes Apple’s reaction to the BendGate and iOS 8.0.1 issues, how you’re supposed to carry those larger phones, along with the failures of Apple’s preordering process. John will also discuss Apple’s purchase of the Prss magazine publishing platform for iPad, and whether it should be cross-platform. Apple Pay is also on the agenda.

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September 21, 2014 — Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and Kirk McElhearn

We cover one of Apple’s most important weeks, including the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the launch of iOS 8. You’ll also hear views about the media freakout over Apple’s decision to introduce U2’s latest album, “Age of Innocence,” free to iTunes customers. In addition, we’ll cover some of the new keyboards available for iOS 8, which add learn and swype functions, and present a first look on the iPhone 6.

The guests include prolific author/columnist Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, who will also discuss his views about the decision to discontinue the print version of Macworld, along with Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” whose articles continue tol appear in the online version of that publication.

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September 13, 2014 — Adam Engst and Bryan Chaffin

On this week’s all-star episode, the focus is, one again, on the product announcements from Apple, expected and otherwise. You’ll hear about the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch and Apple Pay. Our guest panelists will also talk about the forthcoming demise of the print version of Macworld magazine, and the dismissal of most of their full-time editorial staff.

You’ll hear from Adam Engst, of TidBITS and Take Control Books, and Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, Since Bryan is a watch aficionado, you’ll get some special insights about the Apple Watch. He’ll also tell you about what he regards as the most comfortable headphone he’s ever used.

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September 6, 2014 — Jeff Gamet and Jeff Carlson

On this week’s all-star episode, we’ll focus on a very unpleasant week for Apple, in which they first had to block the ability to use brute force attacks to break in to Find My iPhone, suffered from a nearly six hour iTunes outage, and got dinged by the report that nude photos of celebrities were acquired by breaking into their iCloud accounts. Some Apple skeptics said the company was in disarray as a result, but Tim Cook announced that the problem wasn’t due to a security problem with iCloud, and that the company will be more proactive in sending new warnings when an iCloud account is changed.

Along to discuss this and other topics, including the latest speculation about the iPhone 6 and an iWatch or other wearable gadget is Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor for The Mac Observer and author Jeff Carlson, Senior Editor for TidBITS.

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