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

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 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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Apple's app pricing, ad skipping, and Google's iOS moves

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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We in the tech press tend to think of the summer as a slower time for technology news. This week seems to be the exception, thanks to three interesting Apple stories that crossed our desk. I'm joined by senior writer Lex Friedman to discuss these happenings in the world of Apple.

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Extreme summer travel: The Mongol Rally

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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One of the secrets around our business is that when summer comes along, so too come stories related to summer travel. And we are no more immune to this trend than anyone else. However, that doesn’t mean we’ll offer up the same old, same old “I took the family to the Grand Canyon and here’s the gear I brought with me” story. No, this episode’s guest, Ben Long, is taking a very unique trip that requires a just-as-unique collection of gear.

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Peter Tamte on NoteSuite and the changing landscape of software development

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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We often hear about young developers—boys and girls age 6 who’ve created the latest iOS sensation. But in the clamor for youthful innovation we sometimes forget about those who’ve been in the business for the long haul—seasoned professionals who’ve seen the software landscape change over decades. I’m pleased to welcome just such a professional to this episode of the podcast—Peter Tamte, who’s seen Apple software development from the beleaguered days to the triumph of iOS.

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