Things slow down in the Mac universe just before the holidays, but the Macworld office is still hopping in the wake of last month’s hardware updates. We’ve completed our reviews and testing of the latest Macs—putting our revamped Speedmark benchmarking tool to work—and we spend much of this pre-Thanksgiving Week edition of the Macworld Podcast discussing Mac minis, iMacs, and other machines.

I’m joined by senior editors Dan Frakes and Roman Loyola, who reviewed the new Mac hardware, and lab director James Galbraith, who put them through their Speedmark 6 paces. We get the final word on what Apple delivered with its October hardware updates.

It’s not a Macworld Podcast, of course, until we spend some time talking about the App Store. Editorial director Jason Snell stops by with a first-hand account of the vagaries of Apple’s iPhone app approval process.

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Show Notes

Be sure to read Roman Loyola’s review of the three 3.06GHz iMacs and Dan Frakes’ Mac mini review. (We don’t spend much time addressing it, but Apple also updated the white MacBook in October; we’ve got a review of that laptop.) You’ll also want to check out our introduction of Speedmark 6, as well as the work that went into preparing the new benchmark tests.

In our App Store segment, Jason Snell gives his account of the effort it took to bring Macworld’s iPhone Superguide to the App Store. And lest you think we’re the only ones to run into App Store approval problems, this past week has seen Rogue Amoeba drop iPhone app development while Apple reversed course on a political caricature app it had previously rejected.

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