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Jason oversees all editorial operations for TechHive, PCWorld, and Macworld. He has reviewed every major Apple product of the last few years, including the original iPhone and iPad as well as every major version of Mac OS X.

Travel gear, HBO, Passbook, and Amazon buys some comics

Amazon buys yet another company, the changing world of travel tech, using Apple services on non-Apple devices, and HBO's "Silicon Valley." With guests Susie Ochs and Dan Frakes.

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iWatch watch: Apple is not here to entertain you

Some pundits say Apple is doomed if it doesn't release a smartwatch. Why do they say such things? Jason Snell thinks there are a couple of reasons.

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Amazon embraces its inner geek by buying Comixology

The book giant is now a comic book giant, with its purchase of the leading digital-comic technology company.

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Heartbleed, gossip, TV shows and WWDC

What we'll see at WWDC, the troubling rise of tech-industry gossip, the Heartbleed security fiasco, and Yahoo and Microsoft become TV networks. With guests Philip Michaels and Serenity Caldwell.

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Bad AppleScript: Subroutines and file paths

Jason Snell's Bad AppleScripts deal with helpful subroutines and parsing nasty file paths.

Fire TV, Cortana, HTC One, and the pains of cord cutting

Amazon's Fire TV and the battle for the living room, why cord cutting won't work for sports fans, the new HTC One phone, and Cortana versus Siri versus Google Now.

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Wearables, projectables, Office for iPad, and Oculus

Office comes to iPad, but does it matter? Also, the future of wearables and projectables, and Facebook buys a nice pair of VR glasses.

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Healthbook, Android Wear, and a haunted empire

The rise of health-related apps and devices, questions of the relevance of App.net, the new book "Haunted Empire" about Apple after Steve Jobs, and an avalanche of smartwatches spurred on by Android Wear announcements. With guests Christopher Breen and Philip Michaels.

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Patterns review: Utility makes quick work of regular expressions

If you work with text, you owe it to yourself to learn regular expressions, and Patterns can help you do that--as well as figure out exactly what your search patterns are capturing.

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'Haunted Empire' sticks to its Apple-is-doomed narrative

Yukari Iwatani Kane's 'Haunted Empire' is a book that is so committed to its doomsaying about Apple that it misses a chance to properly analyze the post-Jobs era at the company.

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Does Veronica Mars success show movie theaters aren't doomed?

Veronica Mars made $2 million at the box office despite being available on home video, with videos delivered to its most devoted Kickstarter backers. So maybe home video and movie theaters can coexist?

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Why my kids hate mice

In at least one household, younger generation definitely prefers trackpads and trackballs over the old-fashioned mouse.

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Bad AppleScript: Safari and curling URLs

AppleScripts don't have to be pretty, they just have to work. For example, here's how Jason Snell wrote a script to grab URLs, parse them, submit them via the curl Terminal command, and more.

Clockwise Podcast 28: Music, video, and point-one interfaces

Music subscription services, iOS 7's increasingly customizable user interface options, how movies and TV are faring in the war on piracy, and Microsoft relents with changes to Windows 8.1.

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Marvel offers 99-cent access to Unlimited comic archive

Marvel Comics is offering a 30-day trial of its Marvel Unlimited subscription service, with access to more than 15,000 comics, for 99 cents through March 14.

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