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What to expect at WWDC

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld

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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If it’s June, it must be time for another Worldwide Developers Conference. (Well, unless it’s one of those years where Apple holds the event in August, but work with us here.) With the annual gathering of Mac and iOS developers set to kick off next Monday, June 10, we’ve assembled a panel of editors to preview Apple’s big event.

Senior editors Dan Frakes and Dan Moren and associate editor Serenity Caldwell will tell you what to expect when Apple executives take the stage for next Monday’s WWDC keynote, whether that’s new Mac hardware (it’s a possibility), new phones or tablets (unlikely, we think), or previews of the upcoming versions of Apple’s operating systems (practically a near certainty.

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All about AirPlay

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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You may have noticed that increasingly, the digital devices we use most often do so without the aid of wires. Beaming this here, syncing that there, and broadcasting yet another thing over yonder. That’s the first subject of this week’s podcast—wireless streaming of audio and video. Dan Frakes joins me to do just that. Once we finish with AirPlay, Dan and I talk about Bluetooth keyboards as Apple TV controllers.

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iOS

Google I/O from an iOS perspective

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld

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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Popular as Apple’s iOS mobile platform is, it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. There’s also Google’s Android—a widely used mobile OS in its own right. Last week, Google held its I/O developers conference in San Francisco. And more than a few announcements coming out of that event should be of interest to iOS device owners—for how it may or may not influence what Apple does with its own mobile platform, if nothing else.

I’m joined by senior editor Dan Moren and senior writer Lex Friedman to talk Google I/O. Specifically, we look at where Android is playing catch-up to iOS and where Apple is lagging behind what Google has to offer. (Here’s a hint: It rhymes with “maps.”) We also briefly discuss subscription music services, like the one Google just unveiled as well as Google CEO Larry Page’s unusual Q&A session.

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Creative Cloud and iPhoto improvements

Jackie Dove Senior Editor, Macworld

Jackie is always looking for creative mischief to get into. So it's fitting that she oversees photography, video, publishing, music, and Web design.
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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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This week we offer you a double-header—one where we start with Jackie Dove speaking with Adobe’s Senior Marketing Director, Scott Morris, about the company’s recent announcement that it was ending perpetual licenses for upcoming versions of Adobe Creative Suite applications. Chris Breen then talks with Jeff Carlson about ways Jeff believes iPhoto could be improved.

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Discussing the Mac mini media server

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld

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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At one time, the computer was the computer and the TV was the TV and never the twain should meet. Yet increasingly computers are being used for entertainment purposes and televisions are packed with more smarts than ever before. Our own Chris Breen decided to bring the two together by incorporating a Mac mini into his home media center. He joins me to talk about the experience.

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The iTunes Store turns 10

Dan Moren Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan has been writing about all things Apple since 2006, when he first started contributing to the MacUser blog. Since then he's covered most of the company's major product releases and reviewed every major revision of iOS. In his "copious" free time, he's usually grinding away on a novel or two.
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Apple’s iTunes Store has just passed a major milestone—10 years in business and still thriving. I’m joined by Chris Breen, Jon Seff, and Kirk McElhearn to talk about just what’s happened over the past 10 years—from protected music downloads to the introduction of TV shows and movies. Along the way we talk about where Apple might make improvements as well as what the store may look like in the next 10 years.

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Apple is doomed -- to make more money

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld

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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Apple tallied $43.6 billion in sales for its fiscal second quarter—a record for the company’s March quarter—and saw a net profit of $9.6 billion. So naturally, Wall Street has decided that Apple is doomed.

But is it? We talk Apple’s fortunes in this edition of the Macworld Podcast, as senior editor Dan Moren and editorial director Jason Snell join me in making sense of all the numbers thrown out as part of this week’s earnings announcement. We explain why the picture’s not as bleak as Wall Street might paint, address some areas of concern, and even spend some time talking about those forthcoming product announcements Tim Cook hinted at during his remarks with analysts.

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