October 25, 2014 — Dan Frakes, Alain Ghiai and Jeff Gamet

We welcome columnist Dan Frakes, a former Macworld editor, who discusses the decision to discontinue the print edition of the oldest Mac magazine, and to put the Macworld / iWorld conference on “hiatus.” He’ll also discuss current Apple issues, such as iOS 8 and Yosemite.

You’ll also hear from security expert Alain Ghiai, CEO of DigitalSafe, who focuses on smartphone safety and whether Americans should be concerned over the government’s claimed right to “break down the doors” to our digital privacy. He’ll also discuss the company’s encrypted cloud storage system, which is based in Switzerland.

Our final segment features commentator Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor for The Mac Observer. His bill of fare includes the possible reasons that iPad sales are flagging, the disconnected coverage of the goings on at Apple, the prospects for the Apple Watch and how it sucked the air out of the smartwatch market for this holiday season. He’ll also comment briefly on Microsoft Windows 10, which is currently available as a Technical Preview.

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October 19, 2014 — Kirk McElhearn and Daniel Eran Dilger

We welcome columnist Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” who will explain why he’s cut back on his Facebook activities. He’ll also profile iTunes 12, the OS X Yosemite-savvy version, and consider whether he should replace his relatively new Mac Pro with a 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display.

You’ll also hear from cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, who will bring you up to date on the platform wars. He’ll cover the differing concepts of tablets from Apple and Android, Google’s Android Lollipop and Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating systems, and why he believes both companies are out of ideas. He’ll also discuss why he believes Samsung, the largest maker of Google smartphones, wants to ditch Android.

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October 11, 2014 — Josh Centers and Rob Pegoraro

We present Josh Centers, Managing Editor for TidBITS, and author of “Take Control of Apple TV” and other titles, who will discuss the trials and tribulations of updating to iOS 8, some of the keyboard options offered for the new mobile OS, and what might come from Apple’s scheduled October 16 media event.

You’ll also hear from tech commentator Rob Pegoraro, who writes for USA Today, Yahoo Tech and other outlets, who will focus his discussion on Apple’s ongoing failures to communicate with customers with press announcements, and the endless complications in choosing a new wireless carrier.

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October 4, 2014 — Kirk McElhearn, Jessica Hoffman and Avram Piltch

Commentator Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” explains why he decided to return his new iPhone 6 and revert to his iPhone 5s. He also wonders whether Apple’s recent highly-publicized missteps are caused by taking on too much too quickly.

You’ll also hear about some real world tests of the ability to bend an iPhone 6 Plus from Jessica Hoffman, from SquareTrade, a company that provides extended warranties for a wide array of tech gear.

In the third segment, we’ll be joined by Avram Piltch, the Online Editorial Director for Laptop magazine, who delivers a preview of the next major upgrade to Windows, known as Windows 10. Why did Microsoft skip a version, and what are the most compelling new features, in addition, of course, to restoring a standard Start menu?

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