An offer of iTunes advice

Take a breath, clear you mind, and answer me this: Which Apple application do you find most frustrating? If you answered “iTunes” you’re in good company (if you consider a good portion of Macworld editors the kind of company you prefer to keep). Much as we love a lot of Apple’s work, iTunes increasingly irks us. In this episode we explore our frustrations and what Apple might do about them. We additionally turn our critical gaze on the Messages beta application.

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The pass-along iPad

Now that Apple has shipped its third iteration of the iPad, older iPads are finding their way into the hands of children. Our own Christopher Breen has written about what parents might do to prepare those iPads (and their kids) for the transfer of the device from adult to child. I spoke with him about his ideas and his own experiences with his daughter.

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The iPad turns two

It was just two years ago this week that Apple released the first version of the iPad. The device would go on to define the market for tablet computers, become an integral part of many of our lives, and quite potentially usher in a post-PC era. Talk about the terrible twos.

I’m joined by staff writer Lex Friedman to discuss the iPad's latest birthday, the effect that Apple's iconic device has had over the last two years, and where Apple can possibly go with the next versions of the iPad.

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Macworld Pundit Showdown XVI

When Apple releases a new iPad, previews the next version of Mac OS X, and promises a stock dividend all within weeks of each other, we feel obligated to roll out another edition of the Macworld Pundit Showdown. And that’s exactly what we’ve done with this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

I referee a battle between Macworld editorial director Jason Snell, staff writer Lex Friedman, senior contributor Glenn Fleishman, and PCWorld editorial intern Armando Rodriguez, as they answer questions about the latest Mac and iOS news in a battle to see whose punditry reigns supreme.

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Apple TV talk

We’ve talked a lot about the iPad lately, but that’s not the only updated hardware Apple rolled out this month. The company also introduced a new version of the Apple TV, featuring 1080p support and an updated interface. And it’s this new Apple TV that’s the focus of this week’s Macworld Podcast.

I’m joined by two Apple TV experts—senior editors Christopher Breen and Dan Frakes. They share their experiences with the updated Apple TV software—which also works on the second-generation Apple TV—and the new hardware.

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A week with the third-generation iPad

Editorial director Jason Snell was one of the lucky few to be given a third-generation iPad for review previous to this Friday’s release of the device. In the week that he’s had it, he’s had plenty of time to form opinions about its capabilities and worth. He and I discuss the new iPad in this episode.

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New iPads, iPhoto for iOS, and Apple TV

The iPad has some new capabilities—if not a new name—and that’s just one of the Apple products unveiled Wednesday. On this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we dive into each and every announcement coming out of Wednesday’s press event—from the iPad to iOS app updates to Apple TV—with three Macworld editors who were on hand at the Yerba Buena Theater in San Francisco.

I’m joined by editorial director Jason Snell, senior editor Christopher Breen, and senior associate editor Dan Moren. All three not only attended Apple’s press event, they also enjoyed a little hands-on time with the iPad. And they share their impressions and initial thoughts in this jumbo-sized podcast.

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