Macworld Podcast: Eddy Awards & Expo preview

By simultaneously looking back and looking ahead, the 60th episode of the Macworld Podcast could make you cross-eyed. First, the look back: we revisit 2006’s finest Macintosh products via Macworld’s 22nd Annual Editors’ Choice Awards. Editorial Director Jason Snell and Macworld Executive Editor for Print Dan Miller talk about the selection process as well as highlight some of the coolest and quirkiest items to make the cut this year.

After our glance back, we look forward to the biggest event in the Macintosh industry—January’s Macworld Conference & Expo. To get a line on what we can expect from this year’s Big Event, we Skyped with Paul Kent, brand vice president in charge of the Conference & Expo.

We round out the show with a question from Torontonian, Chris Meek, who’d like the Mac 911 lowdown on printing files from the Desktop.

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Show Notes

Early in the show I talk about Dell’s adoption of Blu-ray for one of its pricier laptops. While this specific bit of news may seem inconsequential to Mac users, it does give the Blu-ray team one more leg up in the high-def disc format wars. With Apple solidly behind Blu-ray, can a Mac Pro equipped with Blu-ray be far off?

You’d think high-powered executives would have learned by now, but there are some things you just don’t want to commit to e-mail —like the fact that you’d own a Mac if you weren’t working for Microsoft.

I tried to be fair. I tried to be nice. But, the fact is, the Zune just doesn’t cut it. If you’d like the dirt on the Zune without having to purchase one, check out my four-part Zune Diary.

Music Credits: “Basic‚” by Epicte the Elemental. Want to hear more of his music? Need a DJ in the Washington, D.C. area? E-mail him at epicte [at] gmail [dot] com.

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