Macworld Pundit Showdown XXIV: Wrapping up 2013

We’re about to turn the page on a new year, so there’s no time like the present to take a look back at 2013. And to join me in bidding another tearful farewell to Steve Ballmer, settling the iPad Air-vs.-iPad mini debate, and picking the best software and hardware of 2013, I’ve assembled another edition of the Macworld Pundit Showdown.

I’m joined by Macworld editorial director Jason Snell, PCWorld’s Brad Chacos, TechHive’s Jason Cross, and TidBits senior editor Jeff Carlson for this holiday-themed Macworld Pundit Showdown. Who will tally up the most points and emerge as our final champion of 2013?

Show notes

Every time we put on a Macworld Pundit Showdown, we like to remind people that we’ve borrowed the format from the BBC Radio 5 program Fighting Talk.

We mention the surprise appearance of Macworld’s Roman Loyola on The Colbert Report. You can watch the Double Robotics video that inspired that report elsewhere on

Due to some recording issues, the sound in this drops intermittently during the first two minutes of the show; it’s smooth sailing after that, too, so thank you for your patience.

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This episode is brought to you by MacMania Cruises, which is setting sail around the British Isles in June 2014.

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