Hodge and podge

It’s not unusual to find story comments littered with “Slow news week, huh?” from the snarkier members of our tribe. But, in truth, there are weeks when there isn’t much happening. Unless you’re fascinated by the next iteration of Microsoft Office for Windows or the various names appearing and disappearing from the door of Yahoo’s CEO suite, this is just such a week.

But that doesn’t prevent me from forging ahead and hogging an entire podcast to discuss rumors of an iPad mini, offer my thoughts on my new Google Nexus 7 tablet, provide a tip about mirroring your Mac to an Apple TV, and proffer vacation packing advice. Hodge podgy though it may be, this episode of the podcast has a little something for everyone.

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Up close with iOS 6

Mountain Lion may have gone golden master this week, but this episode of the Macworld Podcast focuses on Apple’s other operating system. Senior editor Dan Moren and staff writer Lex Friedman join me to discuss the ins and outs of iOS 6.

Dan, Lex, and I talk about the features we’re looking forward to, the enhancements we hope Apple will add before iOS 6 ships this fall, and new additions to the mobile OS we just don’t understand at this point. And we’d love to hear about your iOS 6 expectations in the comments section of these shownotes.

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Spotlight on Podcasts and Chrome for iOS

A pair of iOS apps from two Silicon Valley giants made headlines in the past week, so we give them some time in the spotlight in the latest Macworld Podcast. Joining me are senior editor Christopher Breen and staff writer Lex Friedman to talk about Podcasts, Apple’s latest iOS app, and Chrome, a version of Google’s browser for Apple’s mobile devices.

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TRVL and the future of digital publishing

One of the best things about Apple’s annual developers conference is the chance to meet up with software makers doing interesting things on the Mac and iOS platforms. We talk with one of those developers, Jochem Wijnands, in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

Wijnands is the co-founding publisher of TRVL, an iPad-only travel magazine that’s grown impressively since its debut on the App Store in 2010. In this interview recorded during the Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, Wijnands talks about the approach that he and co-publisher Michel Elings took in developing their magazine and what the iPad means for the future of digital publishing.

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MacBooks under the microscope

Last week, Apple refreshed its lineup of laptop computers. Since then, we’ve had the opportunity to lay hands on many of these MacBooks and run them through their paces. In this episode of the Macworld Podcast I speak with two of the people responsible for putting these powerful portables to the test—senior editor Roman Loyola and lab director Jim Galbraith.

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Macworld Pundit Showdown at WWDC

A big Apple news week demands a big panel of pundits, and that’s exactly what we deliver in the latest installment of the Macworld Pundit Showdown. Developer Paul Kafasis, writer John Moltz, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, and Macworld’s own Christopher Breen match wits in an quiz show about the latest Apple news.

Topics in this Pundit Showdown include Apple’s multitude of Worldwide Developers Conference announcements, Tim Cook’s appearance at last month’s D Conference, and a spate of other happenings in the tech world.

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WWDC 2012 Keynote

Monday was Keynote day at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, and indeed, there's lots to talk about. New MacBook Pros with retina displays! More information about Mountain Lion! The debut of iOS 6! Joining me are three people who were at the keynote—Editorial Director Jason Snell and Senior Editors Dan Frakes and Dan Moren. We talk about what Apple announced, what it didn't announce, and what it all means.

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