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November 30, 2013 — Kirk McElhearn and Bryan Chaffin

Our featured guests include author and commentator Kirk McElhearnMacworld’s “iTunes Guy,” talks about his search for fast broadband Internet to service his new home, a converted barn in rural England, why he’s irked by live blogging of TV shows, and the ins and outs of his decision as an iPhone user to acquire a low-cost Android smartphone from Motorola.

You’ll also hear from Bryan Chaffin, co-founder and co-publisher of The Mac Observer, on such topics as the potential qualifications of two potential final candidates to replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO, and the different business plans of such companies as Google, Microsoft and Apple. So, for example, Google turns you into the product by recording your online behavior and delivering up appropriate target ads, whereas Apple’s products are the hardware, software and services they sell. He also discusses whether Apple still needs to consider offering a cheaper iPhone. N

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