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.
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.
Last week, Apple once again delayed its requirement that all software in the Mac App Store be sandboxed, but the issue is still a hot topic in the Mac development community. I’m joined by former Macworld senior editor and Many Tricks developer Rob Griffiths and Red Sweater Software’s Daniel Jalkut to discuss the positives and negatives of sandboxing as it currently stands, its impact on developers and consumers, and how this will affect the Mac ecosystem going forward.
While not officially out of the bag until this summer, we’re at least aware of the name of the next version of the Mac OS—Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Macworld’s Jason Snell has had some hands on time with the OS X 10.8 and joins me to talk about it.
With Macworld | iWorld in the books, we turn our attention back to some products making news before the annual Mac event—iBooks 2 and iBooks Author. Apple introduced the two apps during last month’s education-centric press event, and we’ve since had the chance to review and rate both products. I’m joined by those reviewers—staff writer Lex Friedman and staff editor Serenity Caldwell—to go over their experiences with iBooks 2 and iBooks Author.
We close the books on this year’s Macworld | iWorld, with a 50-minute panel discussion about the revamped show. I’m joined by editorial director Jason Snell, senior editor Dan Frakes, senior associate editor Dan Moren, and staff editor Serenity Caldwell for this Macworld | iWorld wrap-up.
Our last look at the show includes a summary of interesting things we saw on the show floor, the atmosphere at this year’s event, and our thoughts on what we’d change for the 2013 edition.