Extreme tech in the middle of nowhere

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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In early July, I was joined by frequent Macworld contributor, Ben Long, to discuss his upcoming participation in the Mongol Rally. Not only did Ben survive the adventure, but he, his pal, and his Fiat Panda crossed the finish line. During the journey he learned not only to put up with bad roads, police officers looking for a bribe, and the lack of fruit and veg in the eastern block, but also what technology is (and isn’t) worth hauling into the middle of nowhere.

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Discussing the iPad for photographers

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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Increasingly, cameras housed in mobile phones and tablets are performing respectable imitations of the point-and-shoots that we once stuffed into purses and pockets. Although the dedicated digital camera is hardly dead, there are more and more occasions when one of these gadget-bound snappers will do. Take the camera you find in your iPad, for example. Not only can it capture decent images, but the device it inhabits can be stocked with apps that can edit and enhance those images. This episode’s guest, Jeff Carlson, provides pointers on exactly how that can be done.

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Podcast: Breaking down the Steve Jobs movie

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

Jason oversees all editorial operations for TechHive, PCWorld, and Macworld. He 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.
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It’s the first ever version of the Macworld Movie Club on this special edition of the Macworld Podcast, as we discuss the movie Jobs. Joining me in this roundtable review of the new Steve Jobs biopic that arrived in theaters Friday are Philip Michaels, Armando Rodriguez, and Susie Ochs.

We spend some time talking about what we liked about the movie and significantly more time on what we didn’t like. If a movie about the life of a public figure as famous as Steve Jobs can contain spoiler alerts, we do dive into the film. So if you’d like to go into Jobs unspoiled, save this podcast for after you leave the cineplex.

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Podcast: Steve Jobs is coming soon to a theater near you

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

Jason oversees all editorial operations for TechHive, PCWorld, and Macworld. He 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.
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The Macworld Podcast goes Hollywood this week, as we turn our attention to the upcoming release of Jobs. I’m joined by director Joshua Michael Stern, who talks about the challenges of making a movie based on the life of Apple’s iconic co-founder and CEO.

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Podcast: Talking about Mac Gems

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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You don’t need to look at the weather report to know when it’s summer. Just go to Macworld.com: If you see daily reviews of low-cost, high-quality Mac software, you’ll know we’re smack dab in the middle of the Summer of Mac Gems.

Our annual search for worthwhile free and low-cost Mac software is underway—actually, GemFest 2013 began last month. I’m joined on this Macworld Podcast episode by two of the editors responsible for rounding up all these software gems, Dan Frakes and Roman Loyola. They’ll talk about what you can expect from GemFest between now and when it wraps up by the end of September.

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Macworld Podcast: Summer Mac and iOS tips

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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Much as we enjoy talking with people who have opinions, it’s also nice to occasionally tap the Macworld Brain Trust for helpful technology tidbits. That’s exactly what we do in this episode of the podcast. I’m joined by Serenity Caldwell, Lex Friedman, Dan Moren, and the ghost of Dan Frakes to offer up some of our currently favorite tips and tricks.

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Podcast: Quark overhauls QuarkXPress

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 a new version of QuarkXPress in town, and it’s not simply a modest update. Think of the newly announced QuarkXPress 10 as a milestone release that pushes the design tool into the modern Mac era.

Leading the changes in version 10 are a new graphics engine, a multitude of interface updates, and a move to the Cocoa API. The update arrives in mid-August, but you don’t have to wait until then to get more details. In this episode, Macworld’s Jackie Dove talks with Quark vice president of marketing Gavin Drake about QuarkXPress 10.

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