Podcast: The new Mac Pro

Jason Snell Senior VP, Editorial Director, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Jason is the former editorial director of Macworld, and has reviewed every major Apple product of the last few years, including the original iPhone and iPad as well as every major version of Mac OS X. Check out Sixcolors.com for his latest Apple coverage.
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The new Mac Pro is here. Last week we got our hands on it, then took some pictures of it. Then we tested it, and Dan Frakes compared its size to household objects. Our review is forthcoming, but in the meantime, you can listen to us talk about it!

I'm joined by Macworld Lab Director James Galbraith, who tested the thing, and Senior Editor Dan Frakes, who reviewed it. We talk about what makes the Mac Pro tick and who might want it. Then I'm joined by Other World Computing's Larry O'Connor to talk about upgrading the new Mac Pro and about the upgrade possibilites for old Mac Pro users who might not be ready to take the plunge.

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Podcast: Macworld's 29th Annual Editors' Choice Awards

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.
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The end of a year brings a lot of “Best Of” lists your way, and Macworld is no different. In our case, our Best Of list comes in the form of our annual Editors’ Choice Awards, which recognize our favorite products of the year.

Here to talk about the Eddy Awards are Macworld executive editor Jonathan Seff and senior editor Roman Loyola. They talk about what made the cut for our 29th annual awards, as we look at what this year’s top iOS and Mac products say about the state of the Apple-verse as 2013 comes to an end.

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Macworld Pundit Showdown XXIV: Wrapping up 2013

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.
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We’re about to turn the page on a new year, so there’s no time like the present to take a look back at 2013. And to join me in bidding another tearful farewell to Steve Ballmer, settling the iPad Air-vs.-iPad mini debate, and picking the best software and hardware of 2013, I’ve assembled another edition of the Macworld Pundit Showdown.

I’m joined by Macworld editorial director Jason Snell, PCWorld’s Brad Chacos, TechHive’s Jason Cross, and TidBits senior editor Jeff Carlson for this holiday-themed Macworld Pundit Showdown. Who will tally up the most points and emerge as our final champion of 2013?

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Podcast: Mac Pro and pro-sumers

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Recently, Senior Contributor Ted Landau penned a piece entitled The new Mac Pro: Not for the faint of wallet, which offered up this very reasonable question: Is the Mac Pro truly a tool intended only for professionals? Given the variety of comments the article received I invited Ted to this week’s podcast to provide him with an opportunity to expand on some of the points he raised.

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Podcast: Is Apple still an innovator?

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.
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There’s been a lot of talk about Apple and innovation in the tech press lately, and probably not in a way that Apple would prefer. Elsewhere on Macworld, my colleague Christopher Breen wrote a thoughtufl piece on innovation and iteration—so thoughtful, in fact, that I thought we’d discuss it further on the latest Macworld Podcast.

Chris and senior editor Dan Moren join me to talk about what it means to innovate, when Apple’s met that standard, and areas that are ripe for a little of Cupertino’s innovative magic going forwared.

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Podcast: Installing Mavericks

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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If you think that installing Mac OS X Mavericks is no more complicated than “download, install, whoopee!” you may have another think coming. Sure, it can go that easily, but what about the precautions you should take before the installation, the issues you might face after your Mac boots into Mavericks, and what you might want to do to install Mavericks on more than one Mac? Dan Frakes joins me to talk about all that and much more.

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Throughout the episode we talk about Dan’s installation guides. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read them. now’s the time. This episode is brought to you by Pixelmator 3.0 FX.

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Podcast: New iPads with Jason Snell

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.
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This week on the Macworld Podcast, I'm joined by Editorial Director Jason Snell to discuss Jason's reviews of the iPad mini and iPad Air. Jason is finishing up his review of the iPad mini and reviewed the iPad Air last week.

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