April 25, 2016 — Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and Kirk McElhearn

There’s heavy coverage of the Apple Watch, which began shipping the weekend this show was broadcast. We’ll cover the sort of customers who might actually want to buy one, and provide a reality check about the crazy critical coverage from people that, for the most part, never actually used one.

First up is prolific author Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus, who was not the first to order an Apple Watch, but did it a few hours later and will wait a few weeks to get his. He also discusses his early feelings about the new MacBook, and how he converted his workflow from a Mac workstation to a MacBook Pro with Retina display.

You’ll also hear from commentator Kirk McElhearn, who is also known as Macworld’s “iTunes Guy,” who will tell you about his experiences trying on an Apple Watch after he ordered two of them, and whether he regretted his decision. He’ll also explain why he cancelled his order for a MacBook, and about the limits of online backups. Hint: It’s all about the dreaded bandwidth cap that may come into play if you upload too much of your stuff and it exceeds your ISP’s monthly allotment for you.

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April 18, 2015 — John Martellaro, Kyle Wiens and Andrew Goldberg

We present John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer and a columnist for The Street, with a big plate of topics. He’ll explain how his skepticism about Apple’s new MacBook was lessened after he had a chance to use one, and why it’s not a “4-year step backward.” Apple Watch is also on the agenda, as John suggests it won’t be a luxury for long. The topics of discussion also include why iPad sales are faltering, the Microsoft Surface 3 tablet, and Apple’s new association with IBM.

You’ll also hear from Kyle Wiens and Andrew Goldberg from iFixit. This time they’ll tell you about their experiences tearing down the new MacBook, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, and some Windows gear. Which models are easy to fix? Which models are just messy? They’ll also outline their plans to take apart the Apple Watch.

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April 11, 2015 — Josh Centers and Kirk McElhearn

We offer extensive coverage of the Apple Watch launch. You’ll hear from Josh Centers, Managing Editor for TidBITS, and author of “Take Control of Apple TV” and other titles, who will discuss his plans to buy an Apple Watch, and about the use case for the MacBook, Apple’s fancy and super slim notebook that has just one peripheral port. He’ll also talk about a recent report in which Intel’s CEO, Brian Krzanich, used a wristband and gestures to command four robot spiders. We only wonder why Intel believes anyone cares.

You’ll also hear from outspoken commentator Kirk McElhearn, who is also known as Macworld’s “iTunes Guy,” who will recount his experiences ordering two Apple Watches online. He also wonders why Apple sold out of them so quickly, and why the new MacBook is also back-ordered. We’ll also talk about cheap wireless printing solutions, and the recent iTunes 12.1.2 update that restored the original information window.

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April 4, 2015 — Peter Cohen and Larry O’Connor

We present outspoken commentator Peter Cohen, Mac Managing Editor for iMore, who talks about a number of subjects, including Apple CEO Tim Cook’s efforts to wade into the political arena with his comments about a controversial religious freedom law in Indiana. Peter also discuss net neutrality, the lack of good Internet service in many parts of the U.S. and, of course, Apple Watch.

You’ll also hear from Larry O’Connor, CEO of Other World Computing. He’ll give you advice on choosing the proper RAM upgrade for Macs, the lifecycle of hard drives, and about the benefits of upgrading to an SSD. He’ll also give you a preview of the new 3D NAND flash technology that will greatly expand solid state drive capacity over the next few years at much lower prices.

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