Spotlight on Podcasts and Chrome for iOS

A pair of iOS apps from two Silicon Valley giants made headlines in the past week, so we give them some time in the spotlight in the latest Macworld Podcast. Joining me are senior editor Christopher Breen and staff writer Lex Friedman to talk about Podcasts, Apple’s latest iOS app, and Chrome, a version of Google’s browser for Apple’s mobile devices.

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TRVL and the future of digital publishing

One of the best things about Apple’s annual developers conference is the chance to meet up with software makers doing interesting things on the Mac and iOS platforms. We talk with one of those developers, Jochem Wijnands, in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.

Wijnands is the co-founding publisher of TRVL, an iPad-only travel magazine that’s grown impressively since its debut on the App Store in 2010. In this interview recorded during the Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, Wijnands talks about the approach that he and co-publisher Michel Elings took in developing their magazine and what the iPad means for the future of digital publishing.

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MacBooks under the microscope

Last week, Apple refreshed its lineup of laptop computers. Since then, we’ve had the opportunity to lay hands on many of these MacBooks and run them through their paces. In this episode of the Macworld Podcast I speak with two of the people responsible for putting these powerful portables to the test—senior editor Roman Loyola and lab director Jim Galbraith.

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Macworld Pundit Showdown at WWDC

A big Apple news week demands a big panel of pundits, and that’s exactly what we deliver in the latest installment of the Macworld Pundit Showdown. Developer Paul Kafasis, writer John Moltz, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, and Macworld’s own Christopher Breen match wits in an quiz show about the latest Apple news.

Topics in this Pundit Showdown include Apple’s multitude of Worldwide Developers Conference announcements, Tim Cook’s appearance at last month’s D Conference, and a spate of other happenings in the tech world.

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WWDC 2012 Keynote

Monday was Keynote day at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, and indeed, there's lots to talk about. New MacBook Pros with retina displays! More information about Mountain Lion! The debut of iOS 6! Joining me are three people who were at the keynote—Editorial Director Jason Snell and Senior Editors Dan Frakes and Dan Moren. We talk about what Apple announced, what it didn't announce, and what it all means.

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Avoiding summer brain drain

It’s the end of May, which means the end of school is just around the corner for a lot of kids. Before those kids can write their “What I did on summer vacation” essays next fall, they actually have to experience that summer vacation and it’s up to you, as a parent, to plan that time off. In this episode we talk about putting that time off to constructive use so that when your child walks into the classroom come September, they will have retained something of their previous year’s learning. I’m joined by senior editors Scholle Sawyer-McFarland and Roman Loyola to talk about how to do exactly that.

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