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Jason is the former editorial director of Macworld, and 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. Check out Sixcolors.com for his latest Apple coverage.

Mountain Lion: Messages replaces iChat, gets public beta

Apple is replacing its iChat instant messaging application with Messages on the Mac. While the final version of Messages will ship with Mountain Lion this summer, you can try the beta out now. Here's what to expect when you do.

Hands on with Apple's new OS X: Mountain Lion

Just a year after it released Mac OS X Lion, Apple plans to roll out a new version of its Mac operation system -- Mountain Lion -- which will once again draw on many iOS features. We've got a preview of what Apple has planned for Mountain Lion, which is slated to launch in the summer.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Notes and Reminders

We take a sneak peek at two iOS flavored apps that are making the move to the Mac in this summer's Mac OS X Mountain Lion update -- Notes and Reminders.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Notification Center

A true systemwide notification service finally arrives with the Mac OS X Mountain Lion update. Here's a look at how it will work.

U.S. viewers can watch Super Bowl on Mac, iOS

U.S. viewers can watch Sunday's Super Bowl on either their Macs or their iPad.

Rocker Young: Steve Jobs and I discussed higher-quality digital downloads

Speaking at the D: Dive into Media conference, Neil Young says that he was talking to Steve Jobs about improving digital music download quality before the former Apple CEO's death last year.

Macworld Podcasts

The state of Apple

From the Macworld | iWorld show floor, Jason Snell talks with Daring Fireball's John Gruber and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Andy Ihnatko about Apple in the post-Steve Jobs era.

Apple TV "hobby" nets 1.4M quarterly sales

Apple's "hobby" product, Apple TV, sold a record 1.4 million units in Apple's most recent financial quarter, according to CEO Tim Cook.

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Live Event: Apple First Quarter Earnings (2012)

Lex Friedman and Jason Snell will have live coverage of Apple's call with financial analysts following their quarterly earnings statement.

Why iBooks Author is a big deal for publishers

Why is iBooks author such a big deal for publishers? Because now creators can make interactive books without all the expense of app development.

Macworld Podcasts

Live from CES 2012

Jason Snell, Alexandra Chang, and Serenity Caldwell report from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The iPhone: Five years later...

Jason Snell looks back on the unveiling of the original iPhone.

Video: Join audiobook tracks for iTunes

Jason Snell shows you three ways to join audio tracks together for use in iTunes.

Pundit Showdown XIV

Jason Snell, Philip Michaels, Andy Ihnatko, Glenn Fleishman, and Dan Moren. Four pundits enter. The hot topics of 2011 are discussed. Only one will exit as this year's All-Star Pundit Showdown champion.

Competitor: GoDaddy is thwarting domain transfers

A competitor of controversial domain-name provider Go Daddy is claiming the company is delaying the transfer of data from departing customers, in violation of name-service rules.