Great apps for your new iOS device

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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Maybe a friend or relation gave you the gift of a new iPhone or iPad this holiday season, in which case you are a fortunate person. Perhaps you were the one who gave the gift of a new iOS device, in which case you are a generous soul. But what apps should go on that new iOS device? Well, that’s where we come in.

I’ve convened a panel of app experts—Leah Yamshon, Lex Friedman, and Armando Rodriguez—to share our favorite apps and our recommendations for newly minted iOS device owners. We also spend some time talking about our recently awarded App Gems Awards, which represent our picks for the top mobile offerings of 2012.

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Macworld's 2012 Editors' Choice awards

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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As we drain the last days out of 2012, we celebrate the best of the year by way of Macworld’s Editors’ Choice Awards—an annual tribute to the best hardware, software, technologies, and services in the Apple-centric world. For this episode I’ve drafted Roman Loyola and Dan Miller—the two editors largely responsible for putting together those awards—to discuss the process we use to choose the winners as well as talk about some of the products that got the nod.

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Macworld Pundit Showdown XIX

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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Since the last time we asked tough questions of the Mac universe's brightest minds, Apple has released a slew of new products and reshuffled its executive lineup. Both topics get covered quite extensively in the latest Macworld Pundit Showdown.

A top-drawer panel of editorial director Jason Snell, senior editors Dan Moren and Roman Loyola, and TidBits senior editor Jeff Carlson face down a cavalcade of questions about iPhones, iPads, iTunes, and other issues that don't even start with "i." The losing panelists leave the room in shame; the winning panelist leaves in slightly less shame.

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The ups and downs of iTunes 11

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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As you’re undoubtedly aware, Apple released the latest version of iTunes recently—iTunes 11. And it’s quite a bit different from the versions that came before, at least in its appearance. I’m joined today by Kirk McElhearn, the guy responsible for Macworld’s review of iTunes 11.

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Macworld/iWorld preview

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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The holidays are ahead and, believe me, we’re going to be all over them in the coming weeks. But for this episode of the podcast we’re going to leap ahead to late January for my favorite winter event, Macworld/iWorld. And to do that, I’m joined by the man who runs it, Mr. Paul Kent.

Before we start the interview, I have a few words to say about Apple and disruption. Specifically, if you believe Apple has gotten out of the disruption business you might be surprised when I suggest that one of the most radical disruptions in the company’s history is staring you in the face.

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Answering Apple questions around the Thanksgiving table

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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Lively conversation is the staple of many a Thanksgiving meal, but there are always a few awkward questions between helpings of turkey and mashed potatoes. For example, as users and fans of Apple products, you might find yourself barraged with opinions from friends and family members about the company and its popular devices. While we’re sure that you’re plenty capable of handling these situations, we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer you some advice, so senior writer Lex Friedman and I are here to help you field some of the most likely conversation topics.

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Discussing iTunes Match's one-year anniversary

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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A year has passed since Apple launched its $25-per-year music service, iTunes Match. And who better to talk about how the year’s gone and what might lie ahead than our own Ask the iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn and our just as own Hey, This Guy Knows A Lot About iOS, Dan Moren?

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