The Macworld Podcast turns its attention to iTunes Store accounts—specifically the unsettling phenomenon where customers are seeing their iTunes gift card balances zeroed out by mysterious unwanted purchases. Staff writer Lex Friedman reported on the so-called Towson Hack for Macworld.com, and he’s joined by senior associate editor Dan Moren to discuss the situation and what you can do to protect your iTunes account.
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As you’ve doubtlessly heard, Steve Jobs has resigned his position as CEO and will, instead, become Apple’s Chairman of the Board. Tim Cook will replace Jobs as CEO. In this special edition of the Macworld podcast, I’m joined by Andy Ihnatko, Michael Gartenberg, and Chris Breen to discuss what this means for Apple’s future as well as how Jobs has shaped Apple’s present.
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Mac OS X Lion’s been out for several weeks, and by now many of you have developed a feel for it. Meanwhile, we here at Macworld have gone way beyond the “feel” stage and moved to “what small nuggets of succulence can we unearth in this operating system?” In just over 40 minutes we present the fruit of our excavations in the form of a solid 25 Lion-specific tips presented for your listening pleasure by yours truly, Serenity Caldwell, Dan Frakes, Lex Friedman, Dan Moren, and Jason Snell.
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If a podcast tackles everything from Mac OS X Lion to the upcoming Steve Jobs biography to the scourge of trees around Apple’s proposed expansion in Cupertino, you can bet you’re listening to another edition of the Macworld Pundit Showdown.
We’ve assembled a panel of Mac experts–editorial director Jason Snell, executive editor Jonathan Seff, senior editor Dan Frakes, and senior associate editor Dan Moren—to field rapid-fire questions about current events affecting technology in general and Apple in particular. Find out who finishes on top in this four-way battle for pundit supremacy.
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When the call goes out to discuss accessibility and Mac OS X Lion, who better to consult than accessibility expert Josh de Lioncourt? In addition to examining how accessibility has changed with Lion, Josh and I talk about accessibility efforts Apple is making in the iOS.
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After devoting the last few podcasts to all things Lion, we turn our attention to hardware—specifically, the MacBook Air and Mac mini updates that were announced the same day Mac OS X Lion arrived. Because these days, it all circles back to Lion.
Editorial director Jason Snell shares his thoughts on the MacBook Air, while senior editor Dan Frakes does likewise with the Mac mini. And Macworld Lab director James Galbraith sits in to tell us about how all the new models performed in our tests.
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Lion has hit Apple’s App Store and a lot of your computers. While those first adopters have dived into the Lion’s mouth with feet forward, many more of you are waiting to install the latest version of the Mac OS. And because you are, we’d like to lend a hand by talking about the issues you’ll face when installing Lion. Macworld senior editor Dan Frakes joins me to do just that.
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