Previewing Apple's Sept. 12 event

Apple has a big September planned for us, kicking off with a special press event a week from Wednesday. What can we expect out of Cupertino on September 12? Nobody can say for certain, but the panelists on the latest Macworld Podcast are ready to give it their best guesses.

I’m joined by senior editor Dan Moren, associate editor Serenity Caldwell, and staff writer Lex Friedman to talk about what we think Apple has in store for its September 12 press event. Not to give anything away, but we’re pretty sure that it may involve a new iPhone.

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Patent wrangles and Twitter strangles

The top story of the week was, of course, Apple’s $1.05 billion court victory over Samsung in a patent suit that challenged Samsung’s “me too” designs. In this episode, my colleagues Dan Moren and Lex Freidman join me to discuss the origins, conclusion, and implications of that trial. Having exhausted the subject, we then move to Twitter and its recent aggressive stance in regard to third-party developers.

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Macworld Pundit Showdown XVIII

We're smack dab in between summer's release of Mountain Lion and fall's iOS 6 debut, so what better time to bring together the brightest minds in tech journalism to field questions about the biggest news in the Apple universe?

The latest installment of our Macworld Pundit Showdown features executive editor Jonathan Seff, staff writer Lex Friedman, senior contributor Glenn Fleishman, and PCWorld assistant editor Armando Rodriguez. They'll tackle questions on Mountain Lion and iOS 6, of course, but we'll also throw in some other questions ripped straight from today's headlines in a battle to find out who's got the best handle on the latest tech news.

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Mountain Lion tips

Mac OS X Mountain Lion has been out for a few weeks and now that the noise has settled down and we’ve all had a little time to dig in, I’ve gathered a group of Macworld’s finest to offer some of their favorite Mountain Lion tips. Short though this show may be, it’s packed with helpful tricks.

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Honan hacked!

Over the weekend, Mat Honan—a former Macworld staffer and now a senior writer for Wired—made headlines after falling victim to an alarming series of hacks that ended up with his Twitter, Amazon, iCloud, and Gmail accounts compromised, and his iPad, iPhone, and MacBook completely wiped. In this episode, Honan joins me and senior editor Dan Moren to talk about the hack, how it worked, and what changes the companies involved—and we as users—need to make to stay safe.

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GemFest 2012

Now that much of the smoke has cleared from the release of Mountain Lion, we can spend some time looking at one of the high points of our summer—Macworld’s GemFest 2012 (also known as the Summer of Mac Gems). In this episode I speak with Leah Yamshon and Dan Frakes about this every-weekday-throughout-the-summer event.

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Go in-depth with Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion leapt onto the Mac App Store Wednesday, as Apple released the latest version of its Mac operating system. But before you download and install OS X 10.8, find out what you can expect from the Macworld editor who’s spent time putting Mountain Lion through its paces. Editorial director Jason Snell joins us on the Macworld Podcast to tell us all about Mountain Lion—what to expect from its new features and whether or not this new OS impresses.

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