When Big Brother is your Mom

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Serenity Caldwell Associate Editor, Macworld

Serenity has been writing and talking and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, writes, acts, sings, and wears an assortment of hats.
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As we wait for August to wind down and a fresh crop of Apple products to sprout in September we manage to find other things to talk about. This week that includes Apple and diversity, calling your mother (or else!), whether we’re so human-impaired that we need Facebook to tell what is and isn’t a joke, a list of iPhone 6 rumors, and a heartfelt “well done” to Apple for a just as heartfelt commercial.

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Siri ate my homework!

Serenity Caldwell Associate Editor, Macworld

Serenity has been writing and talking and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, writes, acts, sings, and wears an assortment of hats.
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Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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In this episode we learn something of Apple’s internal training programs, question whether a packed-to-the-gills App Store can be curated, examine just how much evil can found within each fluid ounce of Facebook Messenger, imagine a future with Siri on the Mac, and ponder greater integration of women in tech.

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We've got the Beats

Serenity Caldwell Associate Editor, Macworld

Serenity has been writing and talking and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, writes, acts, sings, and wears an assortment of hats.
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Dan Frakes Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan writes about OS X, iOS, utilities, cool apps, and troubleshooting. He also covers hardware; mobile, audio, and AV gear; input devices; and accessories. He's been writing about tech since 1994, and he's also published software, worked in IT, and worked as a policy analyst.
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In this episode senior editor Dan Frakes joins me to chat about Apple's advertising strategies, the future of the App Store, Apple's integration with new acquisition Beats Music, and a little bit about the many man-hours put into testing OS X Yosemite Beta.

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The mall of small apps

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Serenity Caldwell Associate Editor, Macworld

Serenity has been writing and talking and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, writes, acts, sings, and wears an assortment of hats.
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In this episode we talk about a couple Apple acquisitions that might make it easier for you to find podcasts and books that you’ll enjoy, the beef between Bose and Beats, why we think Beats is all that, and why Microsoft and Samsung picking on Apple is probably a good thing.

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Blackberry filling

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Serenity Caldwell Associate Editor, Macworld

Serenity has been writing and talking and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, writes, acts, sings, and wears an assortment of hats.
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In this episode we discuss why a partnership between Apple and IBM makes sense, the kind of work an iPad is really suited for (“Lots!” says Tim Cook), the EU Commission and its feelings about in-app purchases, and what 10 bucks buys at a limited unlimited library.

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Itching for an iPad

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Dan Miller Editor, Macworld

Dan is Editor of Macworld.
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While Serenity spends the week ransacking her parents’ home seeking the treasures of her youth, we delve into such matters as the changing (and downsized) face of Microsoft, the vanishment of the iLife and iWork brands, a question of Kickstarter co-opting, and I-spy-with-my-little-eye, China!

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Power on for the TSA!

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Serenity Caldwell Associate Editor, Macworld

Serenity has been writing and talking and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, writes, acts, sings, and wears an assortment of hats.
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Sure, the long weekend may have seen you and your pals gathered around the barbecue, quaffing sudsy libations and setting things on fire but there was no rest for the gallant latex-gloved, ill-fitting-uniformed members of our own Transportation Security Administration or, well, robots. And don’t get us started on the hard-working Apple engineers who focused—despite the clangor of bombs bursting in air—on technologies designed for the home and wrist.

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