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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Reviewing the iPad mini

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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We’re continuing to work our way through the pile of products Apple unveiled in October. Last week, it was the MacBook Pro’s turn in the podcast spotlight. This week, we turn our attention to the iPad mini.

I’m joined by senior editor Dan Frakes, fresh off writing his epic-length iPad mini review, and senior editor Dan Moren, who’s reviewing the fourth-generation iPad. (Look for that review to appear on Macworld.com later this week.) We focus our time on the mini, with both Dans sharing their experiences using Apple’s new slimmer tablet.

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Evaluating the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina display

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’d like to make this an extra-spooky episode of the Macworld Podcast, the truth is that, Halloween or not, for us this season is all about new products prepared by Apple for the upcoming holidays. Two such products have recently graced the test benches of Macworld Labs—the 13-inch retina display MacBook Pro and Apple’s latest Mac mini. Lab director Jim Galbraith and senior editor Roman Loyola join me to provide their impressions of these and other new Apple products.

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Rounding up Apple's spate of product announcements

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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A busy Tuesday for Apple means a busy evening for us, as we round up all the announcements to come out of Apple's press event. I'm joined by Jason Snell and Dan Moren—the heroes of Tuesday's live blog—as we recap Apple's latest hits and misses.

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