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The Mac Observers Weekly Roundup




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TMO presents the Weekly Roundup Podcast, your source for the top headlines in Mac and iPod news. Each week The Mac Observers Ricky Spero covers the territory, paints the picture, and fills in the gaps. Its like stealing notes after you missed the meeting. Or maybe five meetings. Consecutively.
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DATE: Fri, 01 Oct 2010
SIZE: 49.8 MB
ACM 179: Eric Schmidt on Google/Apple & RIM’s PlayBook

In this episode of The Apple Context Machine, Jeff and Bryan talk about Eric Schmidt defining his company by describing Apple, the future of Web apps, and Research In Motion’s PlayBook.

DATE: Thu, 23 Sep 2010
SIZE: 61.4 MB
ACM 178: iAd, Cell Phone Wars, & Ping

Yahoo! is sure Apple’s iAd program is doomed to fail, Europe’s cell service providers are tired of Apple and Google horning in on their territory, and Apple has a new music social network.

DATE: Wed, 01 Sep 2010
SIZE: 11.9 MB
ACM 177: Jailbreaking, iPhone Death Knell & iPad Productivity

China Unicom is in the jailbreaking business, Bryan has some new Apple Death Knell fodder, and one of our listeners calls us to task over our take on the iPad.

DATE: Tue, 24 Aug 2010
SIZE: 49.1 MB
ACM 176: Mini iPads, the RIAA, Asustek Sales Woes

The rumor mill says Apple is working on a mini iPad, the RIAA thinks you need to listen to FM radio on your iPhone, and Asustek blames Apple’s iPad for its slow netbook sales.

DATE: Sun, 01 Aug 2010
SIZE: 52.4 MB
ACM 175: Steve Ballmer, New Macs, & Revolutionary Mac OS X 10.7 Feature

In this installment of The Apple Context Machine podcast, Jeff and Bryan talk about Steve Ballmer wanting to compete with the iPad, Apple’s new Mac lineup, and the revolutionary new feature in Mac OS X 10.7 hinted at in an Apple job posting.

DATE: Wed, 28 Jul 2010
SIZE: 60.8 MB
ACM 174: India’s Tablet, iPhone 4 Overview

In this special edition of the Apple Context Machine we take a look at India’s $35 tablet computer and offer our bird’s eye view of Apple’s iPhone 4.

DATE: Thu, 01 Jul 2010
SIZE: 59.3 MB
ACM 173: iPhone Sales, Summer Camp, Hulu Plus & the Porn Industry

iPhone 4 sales have already topped 1.7 million, Hulu is launching an iPad subscription service, Steve Jobs is going to summer camp, and the porn industry delt Flash a blow.

DATE: Wed, 30 Jun 2010
SIZE: 65.1 MB
ACM 172: Jeff & Bryan Take a Special Look at the iPhone 4

Jeff and Bryan dive into the iPhone 4 launch, weekend sales, features and issues in a special Apple Context Machine.

DATE: Tue, 01 Jun 2010
SIZE: 45.4 MB
ACM 171: iPad Sales, Apple’s Market Cap & Networks Resisting the iPad

iPad sales topped the two million mark in less than 60 days, Apple’s market cap is bigger than Microsoft’s, and several TV networks aren’t exactly excited about streaming shows to the iPad.

DATE: Thu, 27 May 2010
SIZE: 50.9 MB
ACM 170: Ebook Readers, Google as Savior, & Dell’s Streak

In this episode of The Apple Context Machine: A new study says iPad owners are reading more, Google made Android to save us from Apple, and Dell is streaking into the tablet market.

DATE: Wed, 19 May 2010
SIZE: 49.9 MB
ACM 169: iPhone Warrants, Flash & iPad Bling

The search warrant in the case of the stolen iPhone prototype was opened to the public, Adobe’s founders are a little cranky over Apple’s stance on Flash, Steve Jobs went on the defensive over App Store control, Verizon thinks it can build an iPad competitor, and one man figured out how to make an iPad worth $187,000.

DATE: Sat, 01 May 2010
SIZE: 38.5 MB
ACM 168: Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Flash, HTC, & the iPad in Vertical Markets

In this episode of The Apple Context Machine Podcast, Jeff and Bryan talk about the ongoing feud between Apple and Adobe concerning Flash, Microsoft licensing its patents to HTC, and the iPad in vertical markets.

DATE: Fri, 02 Apr 2010
SIZE: 46.4 MB
ACM 167: Pre-iPad Launch Mega Extravagant Extravaganza

In this special edition of the Apple Context Machine we take a look at what’s in store when you get your iPad this Saturday, including what accessories you might be interested in depending on how you plan to use your brand new magical and revolutionary tablet.

DATE: Wed, 31 Mar 2010
SIZE: 54.1 MB
ACM 166: Steve Jobs’s Health, Mac Security & iPad Book Prices

Former Apple board member Jerome York wasn’t happy with Steve Jobs hiding his health issues, and Pwn2Own hacking contest winner Charlie Miller plans to share the Safari security flaws he found with the company. Random House is looking for better iPad book pricing, and Mac OS X just turned 9.

DATE: Sun, 21 Mar 2010
SIZE: 36.2 MB
ACM 165: Jerome York, the iPad and Media, iCon, & Bryan on the Road

Apple board director Jerome York passed away, Rupert Murdoch sees the iPad as the future of media delivery, Fake Steve Jobs creator Dan Lyons is working on a Silicon Valley sitcom, and Bryan dials in from the road.

DATE: Mon, 01 Mar 2010
SIZE: 59.4 MB
ACM 164: Apple’s Sexy App Scandal, Newspapers on iPad, & Magic Trademarks

Apple axes sexy iPhone apps from the App Store, the Associated Press is ready for the iPad, and Apple trademarked Magic Trackpad, which was clearly a move to protect a name no one else wanted.

DATE: Wed, 24 Feb 2010
SIZE: 60.7 MB
ACM 163: Apple’s Big Investments & China’s Hackers

Reports are pointing to iPad pre-orders starting this week, the long arm of the law is reaching out for Google hackers in China, designing Apple's A4 chip cost a truck load of money, Apple's North Carolina data center is really big, and Steve Jobs won another award at an event he didn't go to.

DATE: Wed, 17 Feb 2010
SIZE: 64.3 MB
ACM 162: Jeff & Bryan Talk Macworld, New Products

Macworld Expo 2010 may be over, but there's still plenty to talk about. Whether or not the show was a success, what next year's expo may be like, who one TMO Editors' Choice Awards this year, and more are all all up for discussion on this special post-Expo edition of Apple Context Machine.

DATE: Mon, 01 Feb 2010
SIZE: 61.3 MB
ACM 161: Apple’s iPad & Q1 Earnings

Apple finally brought its unicorn out of the stable and introduced the iPad this week, more than 140,000 apps are available at the App Store now, and Apple reported yet another record breaking quarter.

DATE: Thu, 31 Dec 2009
SIZE: 54.3 MB
ACM 160: Psystar Injunction, Swype, & More Tablet Chat [Edited]

In this installment of The Apple Podcast Machine podcast, Ricky Spero guest hosts with Bryan Chaffin to discuss the injunction Apple won against Psystar, what's shaping into a battle for the next generation's way of inputting text into our mobile devices, and, of course, the ever popular Apple tablet.

DATE: Sat, 05 Dec 2009
SIZE: 50.5 MB
ACM 159: Psystar, New iPhones, & App Store Predictions

In this week's episode of The Apple Context Machine, Jeff and Bryan talk about the special stop Apple's lawsuit express made at the Psystar Smackdown Depot™, Apple getting the TabletMac name from Axiotron, reports of test models for the next generation iPhone appearing in the wild, and IDC's predictions for the App Store in 2010.

DATE: Mon, 30 Nov 2009
SIZE: 44.2 MB
ACM 158: Microsoft & News Corp, Verizon & AT&T, The Remix

In this week's episode of The Apple Context Machine, Jeff and Bryan talk about Microsoft's rumored efforts to turn News Corp into an exclusive property of Bing when it comes to search engine, as well as the ongoing battle between AT&T and Verizon (with Apple quietly showing AT&T how to do it right).

DATE: Tue, 03 Nov 2009
SIZE: 49.1 MB
ACM 157: Microsoft Stores, iTunes vs. Palm Pre, & iTablet

In this week's episode of The Apple Context Machine, Jeff and Bryan discuss Microsoft's retail store opening in Scottsdale, AZ, the turf war between Apple and Palm Pre over third-party iTunes support, and the iTablet as an Ebook reader.

DATE: Thu, 01 Oct 2009
SIZE: 37.9 MB
ACM 156: 2 Billion Apps, China, MMS Lawsuits, & Microsoft’s Courier

In this week's episode of The Apple Context Machine, Jeff and Bryan discuss Apple's 2 billion iPhone app milestone, China's entry into the iPhone market, the lawsuit that accuses Apple and AT&T of lying about MMS support in the iPhone, and the videos circulating on the Internet that show Microsoft's Courier handheld tablet in actio

DATE: Fri, 25 Sep 2009
SIZE: 53.4 MB
iTunes LP, Zune HD, & iTunes Royalties

In this episode of The Apple Context Machine, Jeff and Bryan talk about Apple's iTunes LP feature and why it's so cool, BMI and ASCAP's grab for cash , and Microsoft's inability to understand its own Zune HD platform.

DATE: Wed, 02 Sep 2009
SIZE: 50.3 MB
ACM #154: Jeff, Bryan, & Bob Talk Snow Leopard, September 9th Event

In this week's episode of The Apple Context Machine podcast, Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin are joined by Bob LeVitus to talk about Snow Leopard and Apple's September 9th media event. They're also giving away a copy of Bob's new book, Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Dummies, so tune in to learn more!

DATE: Thu, 23 Jul 2009
SIZE: 56.1 MB
ACM #153: Billions of Apps & Lawsuits, China, Microsoft Stores

In this week's episode of The Apple Context Machine podcast, Jeff and Bryan change the name of the show, talk about apps, new lawsuits, Apple's efforts to get into China with the iPhone, Microsoft's retail stores, and the ever-popular Mac tablet rumors. 

DATE: Mon, 08 Jun 2009
SIZE: 18.2 MB
AWR 151 - Apple’s Fifth Ave Cash Cow, Windows 7, & Psystar

In this week's episode of the Apple Weekly Report podcast, Jeff and Bryan talk about Apple's latest lawsuits, App Store (re)charges, North Carolina, the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in NYC, Steve Jobs's impending return to Apple, the latest Psystar news, and they have some fun with Windows 7.

DATE: Fri, 29 May 2009
SIZE: 15.7 MB
AWR #150: Psystar Bankruptcy, Apple Server Farms, & Microsoft Zune HD Fun

In this week's Apple Weekly Report podcast, Jeff and Bryan discuss how Psystar ran out of coal to shovel into Apple's Lawsuit Express and filed bankruptcy, North Carolina is hoping to score an Apple server farm, the EU wants one big iTunes Store, and AT&T is doubling its 3G network speed. Steve Jobs looks better. Really. Apple is still rolling out new stores, and Microsoft thinks it has a Zune that can take on the iPod touch. Really. Listen now and subscribe today for free!

DATE: Thu, 21 May 2009
SIZE: 19.7 MB
AWR #149: Apple Psychic, Lawsuits, Napster & iTunes Math

In this week's Apple Weekly Report podcast, Jeff and Bryan have fun with the psychic who predicts Steve Jobs return to Apple and eventual departure, iPod math, Napster's new pricing plans, Apple lawsuits, and more.

DATE: Mon, 11 May 2009
SIZE: 20.2 MB
AWR #148: Apple v. Psystar, Apple v. FTC, Apple v. Rumors

This week in the Apple Weekly Report podcast:Apple's Lawsuit Express is picking up steam and Psystar is shoveling in the coal, the FTC is looking into Apple and Google's shared board of directors members, and Consumer Reports gave the MacBook top honors. AT&T might do the unheard of and lower iPhone contract prices, the rumor mill is full of Apple, EA and Twitter deals, and a mystery powder cleared out one Apple building.

DATE: Fri, 01 May 2009
SIZE: 17.5 MB
AWR #147: Apple Hires, More Lawsuits, & This Old House

In this episode of the Apple Weekly Report podcast, Jeff and Bryan talk about Apple's prowl for new talent, a new patent infringement case, shareholders approval of a "Say on Pay" requirement for Apple executives, and how it seems that Steve Jobs really wants to tear down his old house.

DATE: Mon, 27 Apr 2009
SIZE: 12.3 MB
AWR #146: Apple's March Quarter, Netbooks, a Billion Apps & Baby Shaker

Vern and Bryan discuss Apple's record non-holiday quarter, the company's hints about its netbook plans, and how it only took less nine months to download more than one billion apps, though one of those apps, Baby Shaker, caused Apple to issue an apology. And let's not forget the Apple Lawsuit Express, which handed down a guilty verdict and a 19 million dollar judgement against the company.

DATE: Tue, 21 Apr 2009
SIZE: 17.1 MB
AWR #145: Apple Customer Service, Market Share, AT&T, Kidneys & More!

In this week's Apple Weekly Report podcast, Jeff and Bryan discuss how Apple was ranked first in a Forrester customer service report even though some don't like higher iTunes prices, how the iPhone is a win for the enterprise, AT&T's exclusive iPhone contract, kidneys, and more!

DATE: Tue, 14 Apr 2009
SIZE: 17.0 MB
AWR #144: Innovative Apple, One Billion Apps, iTunes Price Hike

In this podcast: Apple topped BusinessWeek's most innovative companies list again, Apple is giving away a $10,000 iTunes credit and a laptop to celebrate the billionth App Store download, iTunes Store music is now DRM-free, the Nehalem-based Xserve was unveiled, .Mac Homepages are going away, and Microsoft's latest ad shows off the Mac and fails to mention Windows.

DATE: Mon, 23 Mar 2009
SIZE: 15.4 MB
AWR #143: iPhone Software 3.0, Steve Ballmer & the Apple Tides, More

In this week's Apple Weekly Report podcast, Jeff and Bryan discuss Apple Software 3.0, the Pwn2Own contest, Psystar's new Mac clone, the iPod repair man who allegedly stole some 9,000 iPods, and Steve Ballmer saying that the tides have turned against Apple and the Mac.

DATE: Tue, 17 Mar 2009
SIZE: 14.7 MB
AWR #142 - iPod Shuffle, Apple Netbooks, Patents, & More

Apple was busy this week with announcements: The company is hosting a special media event next week to show off iPhone Software 3.0, released a new iPod shuffle model, updated iTunes 8, and it was revealed that Apple filed for a new Apple TV remove control patent. Some substance was added to the Apple Netbook rumors, and the iPhone 3G is coming to Malaysia.

DATE: Sat, 07 Mar 2009
SIZE: 16.5 MB
AWR #141: All Those New Macs, Cheap PCs Forever, Mrs. Gates & the iPhone

Apple gave us what everyone was hoping for at January's Macworld Expo this week when it updated its complete desktop computer lineup, gave the MacBook Pro a little speed bump, and updated its AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule. TBR says the PC market has finally hit bottom at least in terms of pricing, and Bill Gate's wife has a little iPhone envy.

DATE: Tue, 27 Jan 2009
SIZE: 19.7 MB
Apple Earnings & Vision, and Happy Birthday Mac!

Apple's first quarter earnings came in above analyst estimates, COO Tim Cook offered up his vision for Apple's future, the SEC is taking a look at how the company revealed Steve Jobs's health issues, and Apple agreed to at $22 million settlement over scratched iPods. Google's Android Marketplace topped 800 apps, Apple quietly bumped the specs for the white MacBook, and the Mac turned 25.

DATE: Fri, 02 Jan 2009
SIZE: 25.8 MB
AWR #139: The Biggest Apple Stories of 2008

This week, Jeff and Bryan take a look back at 2008 and how the year played out for Apple. 2008 was the year of the iPhone, the Mac's market share was on the rise even as the company's stock value dropped, public focus shifted away from the iPod, Steve Jobs's health became a hot topic, and it also turned out to be the year of the App Store.

DATE: Tue, 30 Dec 2008
SIZE: 20.6 MB
AWR #138: Wal-mart, Macworld, iFart Mobile and More

Despite Bryan's insistence, you really can buy an iPhone at Walmart, the lawsuit express stopped to pick up Apple, Microsoft and Google, juvenile humor sells at the App Store, Psystar claimed Apple didn't copyright Mac OS X, and it's Macworld Expo time again.

DATE: Tue, 09 Dec 2008
SIZE: 15.4 MB
AWR #137: Apple's Legal Defense, Unauthorized Cloners, & More

In this week's Apple Weekly Report podcast, Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin talk about Apple's curious defense in a legal challenge to their ad claims, the on and off again antivirus Knowledge Base article, the growing ranks of unauthorized Mac cloners, and more.  Jeff's QuickTip of the week concerns how to use Google to search for people on Twitter.

DATE: Thu, 04 Dec 2008
SIZE: 15.5 MB

In this episode of the Apple Weekly Report, Jeff and Bryan offer their Mac & iPod Gift Guide.  Bryan presents three sort of expensive products he likes so much that he'd want to receive them as gifts (if he didn't already have them).  Jeff, on the other hand, offers three really cool, but much less expensive, products he'd be happy for Bryan to buy for him.

DATE: Sun, 30 Nov 2008
AWR #135: Apple Lawsuits, Banned iPhone Ad, Green MacBook Ad

The Apple lawsuit express picked up another passenger, the UK axed an Apple iPhone ad, Facebook scored a judgement against a spammer, MYOB has a new owner, Apple's laptop ads went green, and we announce out Macworld Expo contest winners

DATE: Sun, 23 Nov 2008
SIZE: 12.7 MB
AWR #134: iPhone Software 2.2, Apple Lawsuits, and Naughty iPhones

Apple gave iPhone owners an early holiday present this week with iPhone Software 2.2, and the courts gave Apple its own holiday gift when it kicked Psystar in the pants and made the obvious ruling that Apple isn't a monopoly. Apple's new laptops include built-in copy protection, Intel plans to release new quad-core chips for the iMac, and one man learns the hard way to cover his iPhone tracks

DATE: Wed, 01 Oct 2008
SIZE: 15.3 MB
AWR #133: Apple's Stock Roller Coaster and Ballmer Bonanza

Apple's stock followed the overall market down on Monday and back up again on Tuesday. Norway gave Apple a deadline to respond to DRM violation allegations, App Store reviews are finally under control, Apple is getting more of the laptop market, iTunes U will be accessible to the blind, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave all of us an early Christmas present by saying he is pretty sure Apple's business model won't work

DATE: Tue, 16 Sep 2008
SIZE: 15.6 MB
AWR #132: New iPods, Microsoft's Ads, and Mac OS X 10.5.5

Apple revamped its iPod line up on September 9 during a special media event called "Let's Rock." CEO Steve Jobs showed off redesigned iPod nanos, an updated iPod classic and iPod touch, and welcomed NBC back to the iTunes Store. The lawsuit express is still chugging along, Apple notebook sales are on the rise, Microsoft tries its hand at hip ads, and Apple just dropped Mac OS X 10.5.5. in our laps

DATE: Sat, 23 Aug 2008
SIZE: 29.3 MB
AWR #131: App Store Sales, Open XML, iPhone Kill Switch

Sales at Apple's App Store have topped $30 million, Microsoft managed to get Open XML approved as an ISO standard, Wall Street says Apple is worth more than Google, and Nancy Heinen kissed and made up with the SEC. There really is a kill switch in the iPhone, chips may be behind iPhone 3G connection issues, T-Mobile wants its own App Store, and Best Buy is joining the iPhone band wagon. This week's Ask Jeff: Resetting iPhone warnings in iTunes

DATE: Fri, 01 Aug 2008
AWR #130: Apple Earnings, Jobs' Health, MobileMe Headaches

Apple reported is second best quarter in the company's history, App Store downloads topped 25 million, and there's a mystery product transition coming in the next couple of months. The second iPhone 3G launch is coming in August, and MobileMe is giving people headaches. This week's Quick Tip: Deleting iPhone and iPod touch applications

DATE: Mon, 14 Jul 2008
AWR #129: iPhone 3G Launch, App Store and MobileMe

Apple had a busy week with the launch of the iPhone 3G, the App Store, MobileMe and iPhone Software 2.0. Not everything went as planned with the iPhone or MobileMe launch, but the App Store hit the streets running with over 500 native iPhone and iPod touch applications. Also, the DOJ won't file charges in its investigation into Apple's backdated stock options, and this week's Quick Tip: Accessing the App Store

DATE: Wed, 02 Jul 2008
SIZE: 17.0 MB
AWR #128: Lawsuits, Browsers & iPhones

Blizzard announced Diablo III, Apple kind of updated Leopard again, Apple's lawsuit express pulled into the station, and the Mac is showing up in eight out of 10 businesses surveyed. Apple's ads are good enough to watch even on TiVo, an iPhone deal for China is getting closer, and Beijing will have its own Apple Store soon. This weeks Quick Tip: Auto-opening files with iCal

DATE: Wed, 18 Jun 2008
SIZE: 15.2 MB
AWR #127: iPhone 3G Special Report

This week is our special iPhone 3G edition where we take a look at Apple's second generation smartphone, consumer and analyst reactions, and what's in store once Apple releases the device on the world. This week's Quick Tip: Scrolling By Days in iCal's Week View

DATE: Fri, 23 May 2008
SIZE: 8.88 MB
AWR #126: The Ever Growing iPhone Market, and Microsoft's Yahoo Quest

The Mac's market share is on the rise, the iPhone's world wide reach is growing by leaps and bounds, and O2 says new iPhone models are just around the corner. Intel explains away what looked like a new iPhone technology leak, Microsoft is bringing Office Visual Basic scripting back to the Mac, the iTunes Store added two-tier pricing, Yahoo was hit with a surprise proxy battle -- not from Microsoft -- and Steve Jobs will be speaking to a sold out crowd at WWDC. This week's Quick Tip: Working with...

DATE: Tue, 13 May 2008
SIZE: 13.7 MB
AWR #125: iPhone Expansion, NBC and Zune, Apple's Eco-stance

The iPhone machine is in full swing with carrier deals for over 20 new countries announced this week, Apple's lawsuit express dropped off a couple of passengers, Steve Jobs isn't making as much as he used to, Microsoft bailed on its Yahoo takeover, and NBC cozied up with the ever popular Zune. This week's Quick Tip: Viewing multiple images with Quick Look

DATE: Tue, 06 May 2008
SIZE: 13.1 MB
AWR #124: New iMacs, Apple Lawsuits, RIP GoLive

The iMac broke the 3GHz barrier, and Apple's lawsuit train picked up another passenger. This time the suit is over iPod flash memory interfacing. Adobe killed GoLive, Tennessee is considering a digital download tax, the iTunes Store turned five, and AT&T may lower iPhone pricing. Ricky Spero makes a special guest appearance, and this week's Quick Tip: Locating login items.

DATE: Mon, 28 Apr 2008
AWR #123: Apple 2Q Earnings Report, Europe iPhone Sales, and NAB

Apple reported another record breaking quarter and bought a chip design company, the iPhone saw price cuts in Europe, Microsoft announced its dot-Mac-like Live Mesh, and we have our NAB wrap up. This week's Quick Tip: Scrolling in background windows.

DATE: Fri, 11 Apr 2008
SIZE: 9.57 MB
AWR #122: Apple vs. NY and MS vs. Yahoo

Apple is seeing red over New York's Green logo, Adobe's 64-bit apps are coming to Windows first, Final Cut Server finally sees the light of day, iPhones get cheap in Germany. Microsoft's buyout battle with Yahoo is heating up, and Germany's iTunes Store now offers more than music. This week's Quick Tip: Fixing iPhone sync problems.

DATE: Fri, 04 Apr 2008
SIZE: 14.8 MB
AWR #121: Apple Lawsuits and Crime, Pwned Macs, and Instinct

The Apple Lawsuit Zephyr VIP Passenger Car is beginning to get a little crowded, thanks to a new suit over the iMac's display capabilities, and two Apple executives cashed in on some stock while two retail employees tried to cash in on stolen iPhones. Adobe took Photoshop online, a MacBook Air suffered from some serious pwnage, a security company offered a Mac trojan horse warning, Apple topped another list, and Sprint's Instinct is gunning for the iPhone. This week's Quick Tip: Faster tabbed browsing...

DATE: Thu, 27 Mar 2008
SIZE: 11.8 MB
AWR #120: The Microsoft, Sony and Yahoo Business Shuffle

Apple scratched one lawsuit off its list this week and put smiles on the faces of AirPort Extreme owners. Adobe offered some clarification on its iPhone Flash plans, Sony is considering an iPod-compatible music subscription service, Microsoft still has its sites on Yahoo, and a new Apple documentary is coming to the Wisconsin Film Festival. This week's Quick Tip: Quitting Leopard's Print Spools.

DATE: Fri, 21 Mar 2008
SIZE: 13.2 MB
AWR #119: More Lawsuits, iPhone Launches, and WWDC

The Apple lawsuit train pulled into the station to pick up more passengers this week, the World Wide Developer Conference dates were finally announced, and the iPhone officially launched in Ireland and Austria. Lionsgate Films joined the iTunes Digital Copy program, Intel is jumping on the solid state drive bandwagon, the iPhone Dev Team is already working on an App Store hack, Adobe is bringing Flash to the iPhone, Apple updated the AirPort Express and Safari 3, and Jeff's Quick Tip of the Week:...

DATE: Mon, 10 Mar 2008
AWR #118: iPhone Enterprise and SDK Special Report

Apple finally updated the MacBook Pro, Microsoft was hit with another hefty EU fine and published an open letter to it's employees and Yahoo, and Congress is considering contract-free cell phone legislation. iTunes is now the number two music retailer, and Apple is hosting a special iPhone SDK event in a few days.

DATE: Thu, 06 Mar 2008
AWR #117: Apple Rolls Out New MacBooks, and the EU Slaps Microsoft with More Fines

Apple finally updated the MacBook Pro, Microsoft was hit with another hefty EU fine and published an open letter to it's employees and Yahoo, and Congress is considering contract-free cell phone legislation. iTunes is now the number two music retailer, and Apple is hosting a special iPhone SDK event in a few days.

DATE: Tue, 26 Feb 2008
SIZE: 28.2 MB
AWR #116: Microsoft's Brave New World, and Requiem to HD DVD

Microsoft is trying to show its kinder, gentler side to developers, Toshiba bailed on its HD DVD format, and Apple introduced Xsan 2 while dropping the Xserve RAID from its product lineup. Also, Apple dropped iPod shuffle pricing and doubleTwist launched its media sharing and DRM-stripping software.

DATE: Tue, 12 Feb 2008
SIZE: 16.0 MB
AWR #115 2008-02-11: iPhone and iPod touch Updates, Yahoo Snubs Microsoft

Apple released new iPhone and iPod touch models, the iPhone is going strong in the smart phone market, and yet another company is going after the company for patent infringement. Yahoo had a tough week, and Apple dropped out of NAB.

DATE: Tue, 05 Feb 2008
SIZE: 25.7 MB
AWR #114 2008-02-03: Mega-mergers, iPhone Security, and AT&T's EDGE Problems agreed to an Amazon buy out while Microsoft made a bid for Yahoo in an effort to hold off search giant Google. U.S. courts added another two years to Microsoft's antitrust follow up, iPods turned out to be safer for heart patients than previously thought, and a new iPhone security threat was discovered

DATE: Mon, 28 Jan 2008
SIZE: 19.1 MB
AWR #113 2008-01-26: Apple Earnings Report, and the MacBook Air

Apple reported its best quarter in the company's history, NBC may be warming up to Apple again, MacBook Air reviews are coming in, the 3G iPod nano now comes in pink, and developers have already jailbroken the iPhone 1.1.3 update.

DATE: Wed, 23 Jan 2008
AWR #113 2008-01-21: Macworld Expo and CES Roundup

With Macworld Expo 2008 and CES behind us, Jeff and Bryan share their take on what happened, what was cool, and what went on behind the scenes when picking the TMO Editors' Choice Awards winners

DATE: Sun, 06 Jan 2008
SIZE: 26.5 MB
AWR 2008-01-05 #111: Apple's Monopoly, and Down with HD DVD

Apple was hit with an antitrust lawsuit for its iPod and music sales tactics, Mac market share took a jump in December, and the iPhone and iPod touch had trouble telling time on New Year's eve. In the entertainment world, Sony finally saw the value in DRM-free music, Warner dealt a hard blow to HD DVD, and Apple's "Get a Mac" ads included the best commercial characters in 2007

DATE: Tue, 01 Jan 2008
AWR #110 12-31-2007: Apple Innovations for 2007, and iTunes Wins and Losses

You win some, and you lose some: Apple's iPhone and Time Machine where named top innovations of the year, and it looks like the company struck a movie rental deal with Fox. Amazon, however, scored a couple of hits against Apple thanks to deals with Radiohead and Warner Music. Also, Wal-Mart had a movie download store. It's closed now, and no one noticed

DATE: Tue, 25 Dec 2007
AWR #109 12-22-2007: The Military Mac and Intuit's Desktop Bomb

An Apple rumor Web site is shuttering its doors, the Mac is stepping up to active duty with the Army, New York City pensioners are pushing forward with a lawsuit against the company, and the iPhone tops the Gen-Y Christmas wish list. Also, Apple is planning another New York store, a security update created Safari headaches, and Intuit proved that some updates cause more harm than good

DATE: Mon, 17 Dec 2007
SIZE: 12.2 MB
AWR #108 2007-12-15: The iPhone on Top, and Opera Guns for Microsoft

Apple's security track record for the week was mixed, Canadians can finally start watching TV -- or more specifically, they can start watching TV shows from the iTunes Store. The iPhone was named Time's gadget of the year, Opera went Netscape on Microsoft with an antitrust case in the EU, and Apple's "Get a Mac" campaign went retro

DATE: Sun, 09 Dec 2007
SIZE: 24.3 MB
AWR #107 2007-12-08: Apple Grows, CompUSA Goes Away, and Steve Jobs is CEO of the Year

The Apple lawsuit game is still going strong, analysts are looking forward to a blockbuster holiday season thanks to the Mac, and Apple's newest store in New York City opened. Two new Get a Mac ads hit the air waves, AT&T is opening its wireless network to any hardware, and Steve Jobs was named CEO of the year. All that, and Jeff and Bryan feed the soon-to-be-gone CompUSA to the Context Machine

DATE: Mon, 03 Dec 2007
SIZE: 14.2 MB
AWR 2007-12-01: Apple and Burst Make Nice, QuickTime Security, Steve Jobs Rules the Business World

Apple and Burst managed to settle their differences over patents, and it only cost Apple $10 million. The iPhone invaded France, Google made a move for the 700MHz wireless spectrum, a QuickTime security flaw reared its ugly head, and it turns out Steve Jobs is the most powerful business person in the world

DATE: Mon, 19 Nov 2007
SIZE: 14.3 MB
AWR 2007-11-17: Apple Update Extravaganza, and the Lawsuit Shuffle

Apple's lawsuit standing was mixed this week: One case against the company was dismissed, but two more were filed. Mac OS X is selling well in Japan and the iPhone is selling well in the U.K., most everything with an Apple logo on it was updated, Google unleashed Android, and Apple's new ads take a few shots at Windows Vista

DATE: Mon, 12 Nov 2007
SIZE: 16.5 MB
AWR 2007-11-10: The iPhone in Europe, Apple Legal Battles, and iPhone Updates

Apple had a happy and sad week. Happy: British and German customers got their hands on the iPhone this week, and Steve Jobs was named the second most influential person in the IT industry. Sad: It still has to face Burst in court over patent infringement claims, and former General Counsel Nancy Heinen's stock options defense began showing its ugly side

DATE: Mon, 05 Nov 2007
SIZE: 18.7 MB
AWR 2007-11-03: Leopard Sales, NBC's Take on Music Pricing, Mac Security, and Ted Landau in the Context Machine

Mac OS X 10.5 sales are off to a good start, the MacBook was quietly upgraded, NBC is sure Apple is behind a music pricing crisis, and a new trojan horse for Mac OS X appeared. This week, <i>TMO</i> columnist and renowned author Ted Landau joins Jeff and Bryan for some Leopard talk in the Context Machine

DATE: Mon, 29 Oct 2007
SIZE: 17.2 MB
AWR 2007-10-28: Apple's Big Week - Leopard, Q4 Earnings, and Six Years of iPod

Apple had a busy week with the launch of Mac OS X 10.5, its stellar earnings report, and the iPod's sixth anniversary. Microsoft gave up its antitrust battle against the EU, and Greenpeace tried to defend its toxic iPhone report. Also, Jeff and Bryan share some Leopard tips

DATE: Mon, 22 Oct 2007
SIZE: 15.6 MB
AWR 2007-10-21: Greenpeace's Toxic iPhone, More Lawsuits, and the Leopard Countdown Begins

Even though Apple's iPhone complies with European hazardous chemical regulations, Greenpeace thinks it's still a toxic handful, and now a California group is ready to sue the Cupertino company over the findings. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the iPhone and iPod touch will be open to third party developers come February, iTunes Plus tracks saw a nice price cut, and the Leopard count down begins

DATE: Mon, 15 Oct 2007
SIZE: 15.2 MB
AWR 2007-10-13: Apple and the Crazy World of iPhone

Apple and Orange are still bickering over details on bringing the iPhone to France, but that isn't stopping France Telecom from saying the deal is all sewn up. One couple is trying to ban the import of hard drive parts, and Jeff and Bryan feed the latest Hidden Dimensions column from <i>TMO's</i> afternoon editor, John Martellaro, to the context machine

DATE: Sat, 06 Oct 2007
SIZE: 19.5 MB
AWR 2007-10-06: Apple Takes It on the Chin with Customers

Apple is facing criticism over some of its update and product control tactics, Verizon hopes to knock the iPhone down a notch with its Voyager phone, Time Warner wants a piece of the music download pie, and the iPhone lawsuits keep coming in. This week in the context machine, a special guest joins Jeff and Bryan to discuss Apple's relationship with customers

DATE: Sun, 30 Sep 2007
SIZE: 12.4 MB
AWR 2007-09-29: iPhone Update, Microsoft Office 2008, and Amazon MP3

Apple dropped all kinds of updates this week, including the long-awaited iPhone 1.1.1 update with support for the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store. Amazon launched its competitor to the iTunes Store, and Apple's general counsel moved on to greener pastures. What's it all mean? Jeff and Bryan try to figure that out in the Context Machine

DATE: Sat, 22 Sep 2007
SIZE: 30.7 MB
AWR 2007-09-22: iPhone in Europe, Apple and the SEC, and NBC Direct

Apple is launching the iPhone in Europe, the SEC has a few questions for Steve Jobs, and NBC unveils its TV download service. Also, Jeff and Bryan take a look at iPhone pricing outside of the U.S., and take a closer look at NBC Direct in the Context Machine

DATE: Sun, 16 Sep 2007
SIZE: 11.8 MB
AWR 2007-09-15: Apple and FCC Auctions, iTunes Movie Rentals, and iPhone Sales

This week Jeff and Bryan take a look at the pending FCC radio frequency auction, the possibility of iTunes movie rentals, Apple's one million iPhone mark, and the $100 credit for early iPhone buyers

DATE: Sun, 09 Sep 2007
SIZE: 13.7 MB
AWR 2007-09-08: New iPods, Wireless iTunes Downloads, and iPhone Price Cuts

iPod-palooza! Apple updated the iPod shuffle and iPod nano, renamed the iPod to iPod classic, and introduced the iPod touch. Jeff and Bryan take a look at the new iPod line up, the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, and the iPhone price drop

DATE: Sat, 01 Sep 2007
SIZE: 25.3 MB
AWR 2007-09-01: Lawsuits, NBC Bails on iTunes, and iPod Predictions

Apple deals with more lawsuits, NBC pulls out of the iTunes Store, and AT&amp;T goes after iPhone unlocking companies. On the bright side, TV shows come to the U.K. iTunes Store, Apple may release new iPods next week, and Jeff has a special guest co-host

DATE: Sun, 26 Aug 2007
SIZE: 13.1 MB
AWR 2007-08-25: Mac Games, Wikipedia Shenanigans, and Hacked iPhones

Jeff and Bryan have a full plate this week. Electronic Arts is releasing its games for the Mac, and this time they really mean it, Steve Jobs made it into California's Hall of Fame, Apple and other companies have been altering Wikipedia entries, and there's plenty of iPhone news, too

DATE: Sun, 19 Aug 2007
SIZE: 14.2 MB
AWR 2007-08-18: Steve Jobs Stock Options, John Lennon, and Phantom iPhone Clones

Steve Jobs scored some serious Apple stock this week, and John Lennon joined the iTunes Store, but it's still too early for the obligatory &quot;Come Together&quot; Beatles references. The iPod played a part in an insider trading scam that went sour, hackers have found a less painful way to unlock the iPhone, and an iPhone clone is in the works. All that, and listeners let Jeff and Bryan know what they think about their assessment of Apple's new iMacs

DATE: Mon, 13 Aug 2007
SIZE: 12.8 MB
AWR 2007-08-11: New iMacs, Numbers, and Fake Steve Jobs

Apple finally released new iMacs with a new brushed aluminum look, added Numbers to iWork, and bumped up .Mac storage. Jeff and Bryan take a look at Universal's foray into copy protection-free music, and Fake Steve Jobs loses his anonymity

DATE: Mon, 06 Aug 2007
SIZE: 10.6 MB
AWR 2007-08-05: Apple Security and iPhone Complaints

New York offers Apple some suggestions on how to redesign the iPhone, a security researcher takes a harsh look at the company's security track record, and not every Apple review is a happy one

DATE: Mon, 30 Jul 2007
SIZE: 17.2 MB
AWR 2007-07-29: Apple Q3 Earnings, Macs on the Rise

Apple reported another blockbuster quarter, Mac shipments hit a record high, and Steve Jobs seems to be allergic to device buttons. Also, Jeff and Bryan respond to listener comments in the Context Machine

DATE: Sat, 21 Jul 2007
SIZE: 18.6 MB
AWR 2007-07-21: Apple On the Rise, and Mac and iPhone Security

Apple's stock hits an all time high, Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive both score industry honors, the BlackBerry puts its sights on the iPhone, and OS X security takes a couple of hits. All that, and Jeff and Bryan respond to listener comments in the Context Machine

DATE: Sun, 15 Jul 2007
SIZE: 12.8 MB
AWR 2007-07-15: Apple's Market Power, and iPhone Envy

The iPhone is still the big guy on campus in the news world, but that doesn't mean it's the only topic worth discussing. This week, Jeff and Bryan analyze Apple's increasing dominance in the flash memory market, what analysts are saying about Apple's growth, the company's changing position in the corporate world, and what's in store for the iPod

DATE: Sat, 07 Jul 2007
SIZE: 21.0 MB
AWR 2007-07-07: iPhone - The Apple and AT&T Steamroller

A week after the iPhone launch, Apple's combo iPod and smartphone is still going strong. This week Jeff and Bryan look at the iPhone market, Apple's climbing stock, and what the iPhone reviewers are getting right and wrong

DATE: Sat, 30 Jun 2007
SIZE: 29.5 MB
AWR 2007-06-30: iPhone-palooza!

After all the hype, the iPhone is finally out. Jeff and Bryan attended Apple Store launch events, and share their perspective on the experience. They also have some first impressions -- both good and bad -- on Apple's highly anticipated entrance into the cellphone market

DATE: Sat, 23 Jun 2007
SIZE: 20.8 MB
AWR 2007-06-16: iPhone Frenzy, Apple Marketshare, and EU Woes

The excitement and media hype leading up to the June 29 iPhone release has worked up to a fevered pitch, so Jeff and Bryan dive into what's behind the hyper-buzz. They also take a look at Apple's growing Mac market share, speculate on where the company could go if the iPhone proves to be a success, and recap Apple's ongoing iTunes battle with the E.U

DATE: Sat, 16 Jun 2007
SIZE: 17.6 MB
AWR 2007 -06-16: iPhone Apps, Safari 3, and WWDC Wrap Up

The Steve Jobs keynote at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference may not have been all that inspiring, but it certainly did stir up the pot. This week Jeff and Bryan sort out what happened now that the dust has settled, and take a look at the Safari 3 public beta, developing applications for the iPhone, and the Apple Developer Award winners

DATE: Wed, 13 Jun 2007
SIZE: 14.7 MB
AWR 2007 -06-13: WWDC Special Report

With the World Wide Developers Conference keynote from Apple CEO Steve Jobs under their belts, Jeff and Bryan take a look at what was said, what wasn't said. They also take a stab at sorting out what impact the return of EA games to the Mac and Web 2.0 applications for the iPhone will have on end users and developers

DATE: Sat, 09 Jun 2007
SIZE: 21.6 MB
AWR 2007 -06-09: That Zany ZFS

<i>TMO's</i> editor-in-chief Bryan Chaffin joins Ricky and Jeff this week to sort out how Sun's ZFS file system fits into the Mac OS X picture, and make a few World Wide Developers Conference predictions. Also, we send Ricky off to summer camp

DATE: Sat, 02 Jun 2007
SIZE: 18.3 MB
AWR 2007-06-02: Mangling Music with Melodyne

After a recap of the week's Apple news, Ricky and Jeff dive into a one-of a kind Product Roundup. Learn about Melodyne, a pro-audio application you've definitely heard before -- though you probably didn't know it

DATE: Sat, 26 May 2007
SIZE: 21.5 MB
AWR 2007-05-26: Strangling Internet Radio

Internet radio and the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board are locking horns over new music payment rates. Broadcasters say they are about to lose everything, the RIAA's SoundExchange disagrees, and Ricky and Jeff try to sort the whole mess out

DATE: Sat, 19 May 2007
SIZE: 16.8 MB
AWR 2007-05-19: The Case of the Errant Stock Slide

The fallout from a faked memo only lasted half an hour, but millions of AAPL shares traded hands. In this Weekly Report, Ricky and Jeff look at who lost money, who made money, and how this all came to pass

DATE: Sat, 12 May 2007
SIZE: 15.3 MB
AWR 2007-05-12: iPhone Mania Begins

The iPhone release is about a month away, and folks are starting to get jittery. In this week's Context Machine, Ricky and Jeff discuss iPhone sales projections, consumer interest, and the future of smartphones

DATE: Sat, 05 May 2007
SIZE: 20.4 MB
AWR 2007-05-05: Green and Ubercasted

This week Ricky and Jeff gear the Context Machine to grind through Apple's open letter about its environmental aims. Who is Steve Jobs trying to please? Also, a Product Roundup on the extremely cool new application Übercaster

DATE: Sat, 28 Apr 2007
SIZE: 18.2 MB
AWR 2007-04-28: Seeing Green, Nailing Nancy

In this Apple Report, Jeff and Ricky grind out a Context Machine interpreting Apple's financials and considering the stakes for the scot-free Fred Anderson, and the under-the-microscope Nancy Heinen

DATE: Fri, 20 Apr 2007
SIZE: 27.2 MB
AWR 2007-04-21: Music, Up Close and Personal

Amanda Palmer, of the Boston-based band Dresden Dolls, joins Jeff and Ricky for a discussion on all corners of the music industry. Among the topics: the iTunes Store, Web 2.0, and the role of technology in making art

DATE: Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SIZE: 16.1 MB
AWR 2007-04-14: Recapping a Crazy Week, Plus a Special Product Roundup

After a weird week with news all across the map, Ricky and Jeff take a timeout. This week's show will get you caught up on the news, and then -- in response to listener requests -- features a Product Roundup on their favorite speakers and headphones

DATE: Sat, 07 Apr 2007
SIZE: 22.4 MB
AWR 2007-04-07: Down with DRM!

The wall of DRM that surround digital downloads showed its first real cracks this week, and TMO's Chief DRM Antagonist and Editor Bryan Chaffin returns to the Context Machine to talk about it

DATE: Sat, 31 Mar 2007
SIZE: 21.9 MB
AWR 2007-03-30: Pimp My Creative Suite

This week's big news came from Adobe: Creative Suite 3 has been officially unveiled, and its a landmark. Jeff, and special guest Jay Nelson, Editor of Design Tools Monthly, explain why in this week's Context Machine

DATE: Sat, 24 Mar 2007
SIZE: 21.7 MB
AWR 2007-03-24: AppleTV, XBox Killer (...?)

Greg Keene of jumps into the Context Machine with Jeff and Ricky to talk about the story of the week: Apple TV. Also this week, National politics, Viral video, and Final Cut Pro converge with the 1984 Obama ad

DATE: Sat, 17 Mar 2007
SIZE: 15.6 MB
AWR 2007-03-17: Vista (it doesn't suck...)

Windows Vista has been out for more than a month now, and it increasingly looks no better than "not bad." In this week's Context Machine, a look at how Vista is becoming the albatross of the PC industry

DATE: Sat, 10 Mar 2007
SIZE: 15.9 MB
AWR 2007-03-10: CS3 Building Buzz

Adobe's Creative Suite 3 is on its way, and Jeff is positively giddy. Ricky asks him what the hubbub is all about

DATE: Sat, 03 Mar 2007
SIZE: 14.1 MB
AWR 2007-03-03: Fair Use Debate Coming in Congress

It's another political Weekly Report. Ricky and Jeff follow the Fruit Loops to find out who's defending what territory in the new FAIR USE Act

DATE: Sun, 25 Feb 2007
SIZE: 18.7 MB
AWR 2007-02-24: Apple & Cisco, Microsoft & MP3s

The Apple-Cisco settlement and the Microsoft MP3 shutdown are this week's Context Machine fodder

DATE: Sat, 17 Feb 2007
SIZE: 9.96 MB
AWR 2007-02-17: News Potpourri

It's been a slow news week, so Ricky and Jeff take it as an opportunity to catch up on some ongoing stories

DATE: Thu, 08 Feb 2007
SIZE: 19.8 MB
Apple Report 2007-02-08: Putting Apple's

In response to Steve Jobs' "Thoughts on Music," it seems every industry exec, wall street analyst, and tech writer has something to say. So this week Ricky and Jeff sort out the commentary, the bluster, and the legal issues

DATE: Sun, 04 Feb 2007
SIZE: 20.4 MB
AWR 2007-02-04: iPhone Analyses, Rounding Up Podcasting Mics

This week, Ricky and Jeff put the Apple/Cingular contract through the Context Machine. Then, they wrap up their series on podcasting mics

DATE: Sat, 27 Jan 2007
SIZE: 16.6 MB
AWR 2007-01-27: The Week in Context, Plus Portable Audio Recorders

This week the Apple Report podcast is back in classic form. A look at the Apple stock options probe, European regulation of DRM, and a Product Roundup of portable audio recorders

DATE: Sat, 20 Jan 2007
SIZE: 15.5 MB
AWR 2007-01-20: Exhibitors Big and Small Sound off on MWSF

During MWSF, Ricky collected vendor reactions to the show. Find out -- straight from the horse's mouth -- what MWSF was like from the eyes of exhibitors

DATE: Sun, 14 Jan 2007
SIZE: 23.9 MB
AWR 2007-01-14: Torpedoing Blu-Ray, MWSF in Context

Dave Hamilton joins Ricky and Jeff to machine some context around the Cisco/Apple screaming match and the porn industry's race away from Blu-Ray. Then, Ricky and Jeff pick their winners and losers of the week

DATE: Tue, 09 Jan 2007
SIZE: 7.16 MB
AWR 2007-01-09: iPhone Blows Away Attendee Expectations

Apple's newest product even isn't yet legal to operate in the US, but the verdict is in: the iPhone is a killer product

DATE: Sun, 07 Jan 2007
SIZE: 20.3 MB
AWR 2007-01-01: MWSF Predictions, Product Outlook

MWSF Is going to be a blowout this year: even if Apple lets us down, Macworld is packed with interesting products and exhibitors. This week's Report is a roundup of punditry and products to psych you up for the coming week

DATE: Sat, 30 Dec 2006
SIZE: 28.3 MB
AWR 2006-12-23: Macworld Expo Orientation

As we roll into the New Year, and therefore another Macworld, Ricky and Jeff sit down with TMO's John Martellaro to set the stage for the Expo. Also, a discussion about Apple's love affair with secrecy

DATE: Sat, 23 Dec 2006
SIZE: 14.4 MB
AWR 2006-12-23: More on PCM, Mics, iPod shuffle, and beaTunes

This week Ricky and Jeff mop up some stray stories from the week, and take a look at some great products including beaTunes and the iPod shuffle

DATE: Sat, 16 Dec 2006
SIZE: 20.9 MB
AWR 2006-12-16: PRAM and Blu-Ray Rising

Dell has beaten Apple to shipping Blu-ray enabled machines, and phase-change memory technology is shaping up to be the biggest thing since flash memory. In this week's Context Machine, a look at the role Blu-ray and PCM are going to play. Also, a look at the Rode Podcaster USB mic

DATE: Sat, 09 Dec 2006
SIZE: 19.2 MB
AWR 2006-12-09: Year in Review

What a year it's been, with a transition to Intel processors and Apple's expanding presence in digital media. In this week's Context Machine, it's 2006 in Review. In the Product Roundup, a quick look at the Behringer Ultravoice XM8500

DATE: Sat, 02 Dec 2006
SIZE: 12.3 MB
Roundup 2006-11-02: Movie Downloads Diversify

Apple gets control of a critical digital distribution patent. Also, BitTorrent goes legit. Whaaah? This week's Context Machine looks at the movie industry's move to digital downloads. In the Product Roundup, hear three condenser mics compared, including the Behringer B-1

DATE: Mon, 27 Nov 2006
SIZE: 13.1 MB
Roundup 2006-11-26: Your Guide to Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving is over, so let the holiday buying binge begin! Ricky and Jeff give the Context Machine a rest in order to bring you their picks for the best holiday gifts on the market. Along the way, learn about the Shure KSM27

DATE: Sun, 19 Nov 2006
SIZE: 15.3 MB
Roundup 2006-11-19: Zune Has [Crash?] Landed

This week Microsoft launched the Zune portable media player. Ricky and Jeff use the Context Machine to handicap the new MP3 player playing-field. Also, Blue's Snowball USB condenser microphone

DATE: Sat, 11 Nov 2006
SIZE: 12.7 MB
Roundup 2006-11-11: Portable Media Mergers and Microsoft Feature Creep

The Context Machine fodder: NVIDIA purchases Portal Player, and Microsoft will start selling TV shows over XBox 360. Also this week, the Shure SM7B in the Product Roundup

DATE: Sat, 04 Nov 2006
SIZE: 30.1 MB
Roundup 2006-11-04: "Airport Superfly" on the Horizon

Apple is shipping 802.11n in Macs, even before the standard is finalized. Also, Cingular starts supporting music transfer to phones from computers. That's the Context Machine fodder; Samson's CL8 mic features in the Product Roundup

DATE: Sat, 28 Oct 2006
SIZE: 11.9 MB
Roundup 2006-10-28: Cracking iTunes+iPod, Merging AMD+ATI

This week the Context Machine is back in action! Join Ricky and Jeff for a look at the top two stories of the week: the DVD Jon hack and the unfolding AMD/ATI merger

DATE: Sat, 21 Oct 2006
SIZE: 14.5 MB
Roundup 2006-10-21: Corporate Mistakes, an Intro to Podcast Hardware

This week, a quick look at corporate screw-ups, big and small, from Apple's occasional virus on iPods to Sony's titanic battery recall. Also, a new feature on podcast equipment. We start by looking at Samson's easy-setup C03U, USB condenser microphone

DATE: Sat, 14 Oct 2006
SIZE: 14.0 MB
Roundup 2006-10-14: Life, Macs, and Mac|Life

Mac magazines: do we need 'em? Tune in to this week's Context Machine to find out

DATE: Sun, 08 Oct 2006
SIZE: 13.3 MB
Roundup 2006-10-07: Taking Control of TV

After a quick update on some interesting ongoing stories, Jeff Gamet and Ricky Spero tackle the topic of TV timeshifting. In the Product Roundup: eyeTV vs. TiVo

DATE: Sat, 30 Sep 2006
SIZE: 9.72 MB
Roundup 2006-09-30: A Podcast Tour of PME

Roundup Anchor Ricky Spero phones in from the road to talk with TMO's Jeff Gamet about what's been going on at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo

DATE: Sat, 23 Sep 2006
SIZE: 11.0 MB
Roundup 2006-09-23- Viral Video Goes Vroom

This week, amid a mash of news, both Google Video and YouTube made the headlines. In this week's Context Machine: Ricky Spero and Jeff Gamet take a close look at Viral Video's dirty secrets, then discuss where it's headed. Here's a hint: iTV is involved, and your iPod

DATE: Sat, 16 Sep 2006
SIZE: 16.9 MB
Roundup 2006-09-16: Unbox vs. iTunes (sort of...)

It was supposed to be a show about Amazon vs. Apple, but how much of a comparison can you draw when only Apple has the full package? For more on Apple's full package, listen in to TMO's Bryan Chaffin, Jeff Gamet, and Ricky Spero in this week's Context Machine

DATE: Sat, 09 Sep 2006
SIZE: 11.0 MB
Roundup 2006-09-09: The 64-Bit Mac Smackdown

Apple off-handedly upgraded its iMacs with 64-Bit processors, and the MacBooks aren't far behind. In this week's Context Machine: how 64-bit Macs today will rocket past Windows Vista tomorrow

DATE: Sat, 02 Sep 2006
SIZE: 10.9 MB
Roundup 2006-09-02: Legal Downloads for Free, Barring a (Likely) Screwup

Universal Music is planning to try to make ad money from music sales, and at the Roundup, we're not ready to write it off -- at least, not quite yet. Also, the final round in the iPod sweatshop story, this time with a twist of Chinese politics

DATE: Sat, 26 Aug 2006
SIZE: 7.58 MB
Roundup 2006-08-26: A Creative Settlement

In the Context Machine: the legal Judo coming out of Apple and Creative is one of the most clever business maneuvers in tech history. Also: AOL beats iTunes to market in digital movie downloads

DATE: Sat, 19 Aug 2006
SIZE: 11.7 MB
Roundup 2006-08-19: Sweatshops Part Deux, a Film Coming Soon to iTunes

This week's Context Machine Fodder: Apple did a PR victory lap in round 2 of the iPod sweatshop story, while a Lions Gate Executive runs his mouth about iTunes movie downloads

DATE: Sat, 12 Aug 2006
SIZE: 12.1 MB
Roundup 2006-08-12: Developers Digging Leopard

WWDC has come and gone. Sure, there were new Macs and fancy software demos, but the real impact won't hit for a few months. If you want to know what's coming down the pike, you'll want to get up to speed on these core Leopard technologies and a new dawn for Mac Gamers

DATE: Tue, 08 Aug 2006
SIZE: 10.3 MB
Roundup 2006-08-07: WWDC Keynote in Context

Congratulations: you'll be please to know you've lived long enough to hear about another Steve Jobs Keynote. Now, Roundup Anchor Ricky Spero and TMO Editor Bryan Chaffin can tell you whether you care

DATE: Sat, 05 Aug 2006
SIZE: 11.8 MB
Roundup 2006-08-05: Dwindling Options

In the wake of a strange week and on the eve of WWDC, Ricky Spero and Jeff Gamet try to hit as many stories as they can. From Apple's options, to software options for music notation; from Napster's options to Norway's, this show is a grab bag of Apple news

DATE: Sat, 29 Jul 2006
SIZE: 10.8 MB
Roundup 2006-07-29

iTunes is still riding high. Let's see if TMO's Jeff Gamet can help Roundup Anchor Ricky Spero take it down. Also: what's missing from the Mac software cannon

DATE: Sat, 22 Jul 2006
SIZE: 8.72 MB
Roundup 2006-07-22

...or not? This week, a look at whether soon-to-be-announced pro-level Macs can further boost marketshare gains already underway for the Mac

DATE: Sat, 15 Jul 2006
SIZE: 11.6 MB
Roundup 2006-07-15

As a ban on internet poker looms, TMO Editor Bryan Chaffin and Roundup Anchor Ricky Spero dive right in to the politics of it all. Red meat for the religious right or Ralph Nader's dream legislation? It's a show poker players, politics junkies, and anyone who just likes a good fight won't want to miss

DATE: Sat, 08 Jul 2006
SIZE: 10.3 MB
Weekly Roundup: iPod Killing 101

Microsoft is taking on the iPod. How and why is this week's Context Machine fodder, along with Apple's stock option irregularities and National Semiconductor's PR blunder

DATE: Sat, 01 Jul 2006
SIZE: 19.4 MB
Roundup 2006-07-01

It's a special show this week: as Bill Gates steps aside at Microsoft, Anchor Ricky Spero interviews TMO Editor Bryan Chaffin about Mac users' relationship with Windows, Microsoft, and the Man himself

DATE: Sat, 24 Jun 2006
SIZE: 13.3 MB
Roundup 2006-06-24

A Roundup favorite, Jeff Gamet, returns to the Context Machine to help sort out a smattering of news stories from the week

DATE: Sat, 17 Jun 2006
SIZE: 14.9 MB
Roundup 2006-06-17

"Knock Knock....Who's earning 15 cents an hour?" You won't want to miss this week's show, where TMO's Dave Hamilton joins Anchor Ricky Spero to tackle iPod-building sweatshops and the torpedoed 'Net Neutrality bill

DATE: Sat, 10 Jun 2006
SIZE: 11.4 MB
Roundup 2006-06-10

TMO Editor Bryan Chaffin joins Anchor Ricky Spero to talk about everything from Chinese censorship to headaches that Steve Jobs is giving Intel

DATE: Sat, 03 Jun 2006
SIZE: 9.43 MB
Roundup 2006-06-03

In this week's Context Machine: games on the iPod could be part of a plan to take mobile phones head-on

DATE: Sat, 27 May 2006
SIZE: 10.9 MB
Roundup 2006-05-26

Lawyers, lawyers, everywhere! This week Ricky Spero and Jeff Gamet breathe deep and dive in to a pile of lawsuits

DATE: Sat, 20 May 2006
SIZE: 8.99 MB
Roundup 2006-05-20

Meet the real deal in music discovery in a special, product-focused Roundup

DATE: Sun, 14 May 2006
SIZE: 11.3 MB
Roundup 2006-05-13

This week: Jeff Gamet and Ricky Spero power up the Context Machine to sort out a decision in Apple v. Apple, and change in the French political wind

DATE: Sun, 07 May 2006
Roundup 2006-05-07

Apple ads, Napster tries free music, and analysts go under the gun in this week's Context Machine

DATE: Sat, 29 Apr 2006
SIZE: 10.1 MB
Roundup 2006-04-28

...on games! Destineer Studios, a publisher that makes games for many platforms, including the Mac, just got some big bucks. Join TMO's Brad Cook in the Context Machine for a look at Mac gaming, and the possibility of iPod-ready Blu-Ray DVDs

DATE: Sun, 23 Apr 2006
SIZE: 9.39 MB
Roundup 2006-04-23

What's worth $112 billion dollars, employs about 100,000 people, earned a paltry $1.4 billion in the last three months, and manufactures the perfect compliment to guacamole? This week in the Context Machine: get to know Apple's new best friend

DATE: Tue, 18 Apr 2006
Roundup 2006-04-17

Think about it: iTunes on a plane, and Apple providing porn. This week's Context Machine churns through the news, including Apple and the airlines, Apple and explicit content, Apple and French politics

DATE: Sat, 08 Apr 2006
SIZE: 12.8 MB
Roundup 2006-04-08

With Apple now taking the lead, Windows XP on the Mac is moving from hack to reality. This week, Mac Geek Gab co-host John Braun joins Roundup Anchor Ricky Spero to answer the most important question: who cares

DATE: Sat, 01 Apr 2006
SIZE: 4.67 MB
Roundup 2006-Apr-01

This week, the Roundup cools down a little to look over the top news stories of the week. First in line: Apple Computer versus Apple Corps

DATE: Sun, 26 Mar 2006
SIZE: 12.8 MB
Roundup 2006-Mar-25

Remember when people were all up in arms about DRM? As the iTunes Music Store careens towards its 3rd birthday, Editor Bryan Chaffin and Anchor Ricky Spero duke it out over the best way to move digital downloads into the future. A must-listen

DATE: Mon, 20 Mar 2006
SIZE: 9.36 MB
Roundup 2006-Mar-19

This week: dual-booting Intel Macs, AOL's upcoming video service, and a look at

DATE: Fri, 10 Mar 2006
Roundup 2006-Mar-10

In the Context Machine: Intel develops suburban housing -- no, wait, it's a quad-core processor. Plus a smorgasbord of iTunes pricing, total cost of PC ownership, and Oragami

DATE: Sat, 04 Mar 2006
SIZE: 11.3 MB
Roundup 2006-Mar-04

TMO Editor Bryan Chaffin and Ricky Spero grind Napster, Microsoft, and slick branding through the Context Machine. Also: who wants a $100 iPod case

DATE: Sat, 25 Feb 2006
SIZE: 10.5 MB
Roundup 25-Feb-2006

It's Patentpalooza: John Kheit and Ricky Spero grind some Apple patents through the Context Machine

DATE: Sat, 18 Feb 2006
Roundup 18-Feb-2006

Is podcasting going corporate? Two TMO podcast hosts, Ricky Spero and Dave Hamilton, rev up the Context Machine to find out. Also: subscription music, Amazon style

DATE: Sat, 11 Feb 2006
SIZE: 10.5 MB
Roundup 10-Feb-2006

Jeff Gamet returns to the Roundup to join Ricky Spero in the Context Machine. Find out which of the week's stories actually matter

DATE: Sat, 04 Feb 2006
SIZE: 8.84 MB
Roundup 03-Feb-2006

Ricky Spero and Jeff Gamet in the Context Machine: Does V-Cast really compete with iTunes? Who actually wants to buy Napster? Where's Creative Suite 3

DATE: Mon, 30 Jan 2006
SIZE: 9.77 MB
Roundup 28-Jan-2006

Bryan Chaffin joins Ricky Spero to debut the TMO Context Machine. They let loose on two stories: Jobs at Disney, and the prognosis for iPod/iTunes competition

DATE: Sun, 22 Jan 2006
SIZE: 5.52 MB
Roundup 21-Jan-2006

This week's Weekly Roundup Podcast has Ricky Spero bringing you the news about focusing on growth of the iTunes/iPod juggernaut. Also, time to get your keister back in med-school

DATE: Sun, 15 Jan 2006
SIZE: 6.62 MB
Roundup 15-Jan-2006

This week: Who knew people other than Apple made cool products? Tune in for an uber-product-roundup in the wake of the Macworld Expo. Also: DOWN WITH ANALYSTS

DATE: Wed, 11 Jan 2006
SIZE: 4.03 MB
Roundup 10-Jan-2006

This mid-week roundup takes a quick look at who got what wrong in their Macworld Keynote Predictions. Plus, hear Ricky Spero unscripted

DATE: Sun, 08 Jan 2006
SIZE: 8.35 MB
Roundup 07-Jan-2006

Apple may not have been at CES, but the companies that were spent a lot of time chasing the iPod and iTunes. Also, a CES product roundup

DATE: Mon, 02 Jan 2006
SIZE: 7.53 MB
Roundup 01-Jan-2006

The first show of the New Year is here! The top story: a changing landscape in 2006

DATE: Thu, 22 Dec 2005
SIZE: 7.26 MB
Roundup 22-Dec-2005

The Roundup comes a little early this week, in an attempt to steer clear of holiday madness, but the news is just as juicy as ever

DATE: Sat, 17 Dec 2005
SIZE: 7.22 MB
Roundup 16-Dec-2005

Ricky Spero is back today, delivering this podcast full of Mac news tidbits from the past week

DATE: Sat, 10 Dec 2005
SIZE: 11.7 MB
Roundup 19-Dec-2005

TMO presents the Weekly Roundup Podcast, your source for the top headlines in Mac and iPod news. Each week The Mac Observer's Ricky Spero covers the territory, paints the picture, and fills in the gaps. It's like stealing notes after you missed the meeting. Or maybe five meetings. Consecutively

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