Siri ate my homework!

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

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

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

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

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!

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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These are human people you're playing with

Serenity’s back and to celebrate her return we turn to tech issues of the week including Facebook’s continued disregard for user privacy, why the upcoming Photos app (and the death of iPhoto and Aperture) shouldn’t raise your blood pressure, Apple’s politics of inclusion, and how iTunes U could turn into a platform for teachers and school administrators.

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