February 28, 2015 — Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and Jeff Gamet

We can’t escape speculation about an Apple Car. Is this something Apple is really planning, or just a bunch of assumptions based on the decision to hire car industry executives? You’ll also hear speculation about Apple’s March 9th media event, where the final details of Apple Watch will be disclosed, along with some other possible product intros. What about the potential for a larger iPad, known as iPad Pro, and can it help jumpstart moribund sales. Topics also include the FCC’s approval of a set of rules to enforce net neutrality.

Our guests include author Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, a skeptic of the possibility of an Apple Car, who also talks about his new TV show, and Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor for The Mac Observer, who asserts that his publication is on solid ground that Apple is really designing a motor vehicle that will be introduced several years from now.

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February 21, 2015 — Jonny Evans and Bryan Chaffin

The possibilities for an Apple car are front and center. You’ll hear two distinct views on whether such a thing might happen, and the Night Owl has been skeptical. First up is Jonny Evans, Computerworld’s “Apple Holic,” who clearly doesn’t believe any of it. He’ll also talk about Apple Watch, the possibilities for an iPad Pro, a version with a display of 12 inches or more, and the state of the music industry and digital music.

You’ll also hear from Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, who has a decidedly more positive view to present on an Apple motor vehicle. As someone who helped spark the current stories on whether or not Apple is working on such a product, he’ll present some fascinating insights. Bryan will also talk about the promise of Apple Watch, about future proofing such a gadget, and he’ll also cover Apple’s approach to security. A key point, that Tim Cook says that companies such as Google regard you as the product, whereas Apple’s products are the hardware and services they sell.

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February 14, 2014 — Josh Centers and Avram Pitch

We present tech editor Josh Centers, Managing Editor for TidBITS, and author of “Take Control of Apple TV” and other titles. He’ll give you his unique slant on the net neutrality debate. Hint: It’s about those nasty bandwidth caps. You’ll also hear his views about the potential for an Apple stylus known as Apple Pen, and how deeply Apple might want to get involved with autos. But probably not the iCar or Apple Car.

From outspoken commentator Avram Piltch, the Online Editorial Director for Laptop magazine, you’ll hear his take on Adobe Flash security problems, the recent data breach at a health insurance company, Anthem, and how to protect yourself if your identity is stolen. Avram will also discuss the Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview, the long tablet replacement cycles, and Apple Watch.

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February 7, 2015 — Kirk McElhearn and Rob Pegoraro

On this week’s all-star episode, we feature tech commentator Kirk McElhearn, known as Macworld’s “iTunes Guy,” who will discuss the singer Neal Young’s Pono music player, and the claims of greatly enhanced sound that most anyone can allegedly hear. You’ll also hear Kirk’s experiences when he moved his site to a new host, the successful results, and the changes in iTunes 12.1.

From tech columnist Rob Pegoraro, who writes for USA Today, Yahoo Tech and other outlets, you’ll hear a discussion about the failure of Radio Shack, which recently declared bankruptcy, the ins and outs of the FCC’s new net neutrality proposal, and how a new service for cable cord cutters, Dish Network’s Sling TV, fares in his ongoing tests.

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