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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.

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Comic-Con: iPads are mainstream, but there's still digital drama

At Comic-Con, the existence of the iPad is no longer a big deal. But that's not to say there isn't still drama going on regarding digital comics.

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OS X Yosemite public beta arrives

Apple starts distributing a pre-release version of the new OS X to a million testers.

Clockwise Podcast: Backdoors, public betas, social networks, and 3D

Apple denies it's made a backdoor for spies, one of our panelists brings a 3D TV into his house, the Yosemite public beta arrives, and people seem to dislike their social networks. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Frakes.

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Clockwise Podcast: App innovation, Apple and IBM, Chromebooks and Airbnb

App categories in need of innovation, Airbnb's logo/hobo-sign controversy, Apple and IBM team up, and are Chromebooks a threat? With guests Brad Chacos and Caitlin McGarry.

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Review: Overcast is a winning podcast app

Instapaper's Marco Arment returns to the iPhone with a podcast app that's free to try and quite good.

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App documentary exclusive: Gruber on Jobs

John Gruber of Daring Fireball on what we lost when Steve Jobs died, with comparisons to Stanley Kubrick and David Foster Wallace. From "App: The Human Story," a forthcoming documentary currently funding on Kickstarter.

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Yosemite hands-on: Mail, Messages, and Calendar

Our hands on series with the first developer preview of OS X Yosemite concludes with a look at three core apps that have seen changes and improvements.

Clockwise Podcast: Big watches, Aereo, mullets and extras

On our first birthday we celebrate by talking about wearables being too big, pondering the technology mullets of tomorrow, measuring the worth of video extras, and pouring one out for Aereo. With Chris Breen and Flo Ion.

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Hands-on with OS X Yosemite: Safari slims down

Safari in OS X Yosemite sports a sleeker look, along with several new features. But we're a little cranky about the new, cramped title bar.

Clockwise Podcast: Facebook makes us sad

This week on the podcast born on the 10th of July, we discuss podcasting, Android Wear smartwatches, Apple's new pricing strategies, and Facebook toying with your emotions. Plus we fire up the barbecue grill for the long holiday weekend in the ol' U.S.A.! With guests Philip Michaels and Jon Phillips.

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App: The Human Story

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This documentary about the app revolution kicked off by the release of the iPhone App Store in 2008 looks to be a winner, and it's just launched a Kickstarter campaign. The trailer features people such as John Gruber, Craig Hockenberry, Adam Lisagor, Jessie Char, and our own Jason Snell.

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Apple retires Aperture and iPhoto, to be replaced with Photos for OS X

Apple said Friday that it will cease development of its professional image tool Aperture and transition users to the new Photos app in 2015.

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Hands-on with OS X Yosemite: Spotlight takes center stage

While the new version of Spotlight in OS X Yosemite replicates many of the features of launcher apps like LaunchBar and Alfred, it isn't likely to replace them for power-users.

TVs, watches, Glass, and the Smartphone Cold War

We discuss the aftermath of Google's IO developer conference, including smartwatches, Android TV, the absence of Google Glass, and the Google/Apple cold war. With guests Jason Cross and Susie Ochs.

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Hands-on with OS X Yosemite: Widgets by any other name

Notification Center gets some major updates in OS X Yosemite. Here's a hands-on look at what's coming.