January 31, 2015 — Jim Dalrymple, Stephen Baker and Paul Kafasis

Outspoken commentator Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, explains how he got accustomed to using an iPhone 6 Plus after working with an iPhone 5s. He’ll also cover Apple’s amazing financials and some issues involving Microsoft, Windows 10, and other products.

From industry analyst Stephen Baker, Vice President for Industry Analysis at the NPD Group, you’ll hear his sage comments about Apple’s results. He’ll also discuss the impact of 4K or Ultra HD TV, OLED and other technologies, and why, to the consumer, most of these buzzwords may not really matter when they’re buying a new set.

We’ll also present news about the latest and greatest version of Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack app, which allows you to capture audio from almost any source on your Mac, with company CEO Paul Kafasis. All our radio shows are recorded using this app.

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January 24, 2015 — Daniel Eran Dilger and John Martellaro

Cutting-edge commentator and investigative journalist Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, offers a solid reality check for those who believe Apple plans to move Macs from Intel to ARM in the near future. He’ll also discuss the ongoing problems facing Google and Microsoft in delivering relevant products that actually make a profit. The discussion begins with Daniel’s tale of how he first began to cover Apple, and the problems he found with press coverage about the company.

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 this week includes a discussion of why some Mac experts feel OS X Yosemite quality is declining, John’s ongoing search for the right high-resolution display for his Mac Pro, and why the next-generation TV project from Apple remains on hold.

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January 17, 2015 — Adam Engst and Bryan Chaffin

On this week’s all-star episode, tech writer/editor Adam Engst, of TidBITS and Take Control Books, discusses a variety of subjects with Gene. First up is Gene’s recent SSD upgrade on his aging iMac, which involved a long, annoying installation process that started with plucking the display glass from the chassis with suction cups. This leads to a wider discussion about the difficulty or impossibility of installing upgrades on most Macs, along with the recent complaints about the supposed decline in Apple software quality.

You’ll also hear from Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, who will offer a pithy response to rumors that Apple is going to soon release a 12-inch MacBook Air with a single peripheral port. He’ll also cover the complaints about serious bugs with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, and, as our resident watch expert, deliver more of his feelings about the forthcoming Apple Watch.

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January 10, 2015 — Kirk McElhearn and Jeff Gamet

Outspoken commentator Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” focuses his comments on the curious claims from some so-called audio experts that audio streamed from different types of hard drives is somehow audibly different. He’ll also explain how he was used as a source of material used in the recent Storagegate class-action lawsuit, which accuses Apple of being deceptive about iPhone storage capacities, and engaging in a scheme to get you to buy iCloud storage.

We’ll also present a report about the CES 2015, in Las Vegas, which featured all the latest and greatest consumer electronics goodies, from Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor for The Mac Observer. Jeff will cover his favorites along with his reactions to the latest 4K or Ultra HD TV sets, curved TVs, and the forthcoming 8K TVs. As usual, Apple, who never attends CES, remained the elephant in the room at many of the exhibits.

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January 3, 2015 — Josh Centers and Peter Cohen

We present commentator Josh Centers, Managing Editor for TidBITS, and author of “Take Control of Apple TV” and other titles. His bill of fare this week includes those annoying inconsistencies in the way apps are approved for Apple’s App Store. He’ll cover the future of the iPad, the ongoing success of the iPhone, and what we might expect from the next Apple TV.

You’ll also hear from cutting-edge columnist Peter Cohen, Managing Editor for iMore, who focuses his discussions on the recent curious lawsuit claiming Apple is cheating customers out of usable space on iOS gear and the schemes used by some media pundits to attack Apple, such as citing false or misleading statistics about product demand and customer satisfaction. He’ll also address the ongoing questions about the future success of the iPad, and what Apple might do to make it a more compelling device for productivity. And what about the future of Apple TV?

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