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Episode 655: WWDC19: The announcements that will leave the biggest impact
Now that the dust has settled in the wake of WWDC, the Macworld staff talks about which of last week’s announcements will leave the biggest impact on ordinary users. We also discuss E3 and various Apple-related news items, along with your hot takes from the Macworld social media feeds....


Episode 651: Macworld reader hot takes on the iPhone SE, the Apple TV app, and more
We’re doing a special edition of the show where we feature your hot takes from the Macworld social media feeds. The hot takes are your reactions to Macworld stories and other happenings in the world of Apple. We talk about: • Apple should bring back the iPhone SE • Apple TV on Samsung TVs • Beats Powerbeats Pro v. Apple AirPods • Google I/O and its new privacy announcements • Tim Cook’s existential failure...


Episode 650: Goggle I/O, iOS 13 features, and your hot takes
The latest rumors about iOS 13 and Apple Watch. Google is having its developers conference; is there anything of interest for Apple users? Plus, we have an iPhone tip, and we wrap up the show with your hot takes from the Macworld social media feeds....

Episode 648: WWDC19 rumors, Marizpan and macOS, and your hot takes
We talk about WWDC19 rumors, and more. What does the future have in store for macOS? We’ll talk about that in our feature discussion. Plus, we show how to find Apple Pay locations in Apple Maps, and we’ll wrap up the show with your hot takes from the Macworld social media feeds....


Episode 646: AirPower aborted, Netflix, iPad reviews, and your comments and question
In the latest episode of the Macworld Podcast, we’ll talk about some of the major recent Apple headlines, including the end of AirPower. We reviewed the new iPad Air and iPad mini, which we'll talk about in our feature discussion. Plus, our two-minute tip, and we’ll wrap up the show with your hot takes from the Macworld Twitter and Facebook feeds....

Episode 645: Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, Apple Card
In this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we cover Google’s Stadia service, the release of iOS 12.2, and the latest developments in Qualcomm’s fight with Apple. For our feature discussion, we pick apart the services revealed at Apple’s “It’s show time” event on March 25: Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and the Apple Card....


Episode 644: New iPads, iMac, AirPods; Apple v. Spotify
In the latest episode of the Macworld Podcast, we cover the news about WWDC19 and Apple’s new iPads, iMacs, and AirPods. Our feature discussion will cover the Spotify and Apple Music fracas. In our two-minute tip, learn how to add other people’s fingerprints to Touch ID, and we also go over audience hot takes....

Episode 643: 5 simple things Apple could (and should) quickly fix
The big news this week is that Apple has invited members of the media to an event on March 25. What will Apple unveil? The Macworld staff also talks about things Apple could (and should) fix immediately, and we respond to audience hot takes. This is episode 643 of the Macworld Podcast with Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, and Roman Loyola....

Episode 642: What's the deal with 5G and the iPhone
In our featured discussion on the Macworld Podcast, the staff talks about 5G on the iPhone: What is it? When is it coming? Will Apple be late to the 5G party? When should you really start to care about it? We also talk about the new USB4 spec, Apple's Shot on iPhone Challenge, and sleep tracking on the Apple Watch. And don't miss the Two-minute Tip for the Apple Watch, and hot takes from Macworld readers....


Episode 639: Apple retail chief departure, Apple's services ambitions, iOS 12.2 beta 2
In the 639th episode of the Macworld podcast, we discuss the upcoming departure of Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts and what it means for the future of the Apple Store. In addition, we discuss changes in the latest iOS 12.2 beta and whether Apple's upcoming media services can put the company back over the $1 trillion valuation mark....



Episode 634: Predictions for 2019
What will happen next year? Let’s talk about predictions for Apple and technology in 2019. Plus, we discuss your comments and questions....


Episode 632: Apple after Tim Cook, the last good Macbook, and more hot takes
On this episode of the Macworld Podcast, the staff reacts to hot takes from the Macworld audience. Topics: Apple after Tim Cook The last good MacBook Apple’s design choices Foldable smartphones Don't forget to get your entries in to win an 11-inch iPad Pro: https://www.macworld.com/article/3322556/iphone-ipad/giveaway-win-a-2018-11-inch-ipad-pro.html...









Episode 608: Apple WWDC 2018 Recap
Apple had its big Worldwide Developers Conference keynote last Monday. What did you think about the announcements to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS?...

Episode 607: Apple WWDC 2018 preview
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference starts on Monday. What do we hope and expect to see? We also talk about various other Apple news and feature your comments and questions. Message Input Message @Roman Loyola *bold* _italics_ ~strike~ `code` ```preformatted``` >quote...




Episode 599: New iPad review, Apple to ditch Intel, iOS 11.4 beta
Macworld’s Leif Johnson has been using the new iPad for the past week. What does he think so far? Bloomberg says that Apple may use its own processors in Macs starting in 2020. Apple has released a beta of iOS 11.4. We also feature your comments and questions....



Episode 592: HomePod, iOS 12
We’ve had the HomePod for a few days. What do we think? There’s more news about iOS 12. We also feature your comments and questions....


Episode 589: HomePod, iPhone rumors, iOS 11.3
Apple’s HomePod goes on sale this Friday. Are you buying one? The latest iPhone rumors have created confusion about the future of the iPhone X. Apple provides a sneak peek into new features coming to iOS. We also feature your comments and questions....








Podcast 567: iPhone 8 sneak peek, the iPod nano and iPod shuffle RIP, and Apple Park
In episode 567, the Macworld staff talks about what we may see in the new iPhones, reminisce about the iPod shuffle and iPod nano, and how Apple’s new campus may lead to the downfall of the company (not really). Also, this is the first time we've gone live and you can join us over on our Twitter or Facebook every Wednesday morning at 10am PST if you want to join in the discussion!...


Podcast 566: The Rock & Siri, iOS 10.3.3, iPhone 8
After a brief hiatus, the Macworld Podcast is back! The Macworld staff talks about the new Apple ad starring Dwayne Johnson, the security patch in the iOS 10.3.3 update, and how high is too high when it comes to iPhone 8 pricing....

Podcast 565: So long (for now) and thanks for all the Mbps
Roman and Glenn reminisce over the iPhone's introduction 10 years ago, and discuss Roman's review of the new iMac. We also advise not installing iOS 11's public beta quite yet—for most people—and look at Virgin Mobile's iPhone-only plan, as well as go googly eyes over augmented reality examples with ARKit. Finally, we're heading out on hiatus for retooling, and Glenn says, "Thank you, everyone, and see you on the interwebs!"...

Podcast 564: Take a trip to Kaby Lake
A potpourri of news this week, from Tim Cook urging that schools teach coding to every student, Scott Forstall's interview about the creation of the iPhone, and new iOS 11 features, including object recognition and augmented reality (AR), that will bump up camera and other third-party apps' capabilities. Roman also critiques the new MacBook Pro models, which have a lot to offer....


Podcast 563: Our iOS goes to 11
Apple confirms its working on autonomous automobiles, but is it making a car or a component? Roman and Glenn discuss Apple's new podcast analytics, and then go through the large number of improvements scheduled for iOS 11, announced last week at WWDC. It's going to feel like a very different system—for the better....

Podcast 562: Hi, Sierra!
Apple unloaded a pile of information at its WWDC keynote this week: the long-awaited and awkwardly named HomePod, a new iPad Pro model, upgraded Mac laptops and iMacs, and details about three of its four OSes—tvOS didn't get much love. Roman and Glenn focus on the bigger picture of this packed keynote and go in depth on the HomePod, as well as a brief discussion of Macs and macOS. Next week, we dig into the iPad Pro and iOS, and everything else learned at WWDC....

Podcast 561: WWDC you soon
Apple has four OSes and we should hear about them all at the Worldwide Developers Conference starting next week. Roman and Glenn preview their fervent wishes, especially about the underdeveloped Apple TV and tvOS. They also talk about the Galaxy S8 camera compared to the iPhone 7s, Google Photos versus iCloud Photo Library, and how Thunderbolt 3 won the interface war....


Podcast 560: By the Non-Pricking of My Thumb
Could a non-invasive wearable blood-glucose monitor that links to an Apple Watch help change people's lives and lead to better avoidance of diabetes onset? Roman and Glenn discuss this, along with the potential of new laptops at WWDC, Today at Apple, and the odd introduction of an Android switcher campaign when new phones are just a few months away....

Podcast 559: Siri gets company
Apple invests $200 million into Corning for advanced glass manufacture in the U.S., WannaCrypt hit Windows users (but also could affect Macs with Boot Camp or virtual machines), and Siri gets crowded by Alexa and Google Assistant. Susie and Glenn talk that plus research showing an Apple Watch can detect irregular heartbeats 97 percent as well as dedicated medical equipment....

Podcast 558: Apple's billion-dollar move
Apple could spend a billion dollars on break room snacks and not feel a pinch, but the company is instead digging deep to seed an investment fund for advanced U.S. manufacturing. Which is pretty tasty too. Show notes: http://www.macworld.com/column/mwpodcast/...


Podcast 556: Uber my dead body
Uber got in some hot water with Apple, but it was all handled behind the scenes, while Glenn thinks that users should have been alerted. Show notes: http://www.macworld.com/article/3192706/podcast-556-uber-my-dead-body...

Podcast 555: Imagining the iPhone 8 and a Mac Pro that works
We're going to be sick of the next iPhone before it's even formally announced, aren't we? Well, there's always the parlor game of trying to figure out how the Mac Pro lost its way. Join us, won't you? Show notes: http://www.macworld.com/article/3191284/podcast-555...


Podcast 554: The cheaper iPad is gold, baby, gold
If preferring the new iPad (http://www.macworld.com/article/3188588/ipad/ipad-2017-review-with-a-stripped-down-ipad-for-329-you-may-not-need-to-go-pro.html) to the iPad Pro makes Susie an amateur, she can live with that. Show notes: http://www.macworld.com/article/3192039/podcast-554.html...

Podcast 553: The future of the Mac Pro
If you're a Mac pro who needs a Mac Pro, Apple has good news and bad news. http://www.macworld.com/article/3187714/macs/the-good-news-and-bad-news-of-apples-mac-pro-announcement.html...

Podcast 552: Working on my Night Shift
Apple releases iOS 10.3, a major and minor release, which adds a lot of little features, and macOS 10.12.4, which brings Night Shift to the Mac. Glenn Fleishman and Leah Yamshon talk about new features, follow-up security and conflict minerals stories, and explain how an iCloud breach is almost certainly not that on this week’s episode....


Podcast 551: Knocking the Air out of the iPad lineup
Apple announced a new, cheaper iPad (http://www.macworld.com/article/3183131/ios/apples-new-ipad-lineup-slashes-prices-the-ipad-air-and-ipad-mini-storage-options.html), as well as a red iPhone 7 (http://www.macworld.com/article/3183288/apple-phone/apple-goes-bold-with-red-iphone-7-on-sale-march-24.html) and more. That Clips app (http://www.macworld.com/article/3183510/iphone-ipad/apples-new-clips-app-is-like-a-simplified-imovie-for-viral-videos.html) sounds cool too, like a crossover between Vine and Snapch...

Podcast 550: Accessibility and superpowers
A great article by David Pogue (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/david-pogue-on-iphone-voiceover-163733668.html) has us thinking about accessibility (http://www.macworld.com/article/3178690/ios/accessibility-features-in-macos-and-ios-that-everyone-should-try.html), and the iPad rumors (http://www.macworld.com/article/3171076/ipad/report-apple-will-debut-new-ipad-pro-lineup-at-march-event.html) won't quit....

Podcast 549: Leaks and hacks
WikiLeaks says that the CIA can crack pretty much anything (http://www.macworld.com/article/3177418/security/wikileaks-cia-document-dump-shows-agency-can-compromise-android-tvs.html), and that's not the only security-related story to talk about (http://www.macworld.com/article/3176925/security/how-to-cope-with-the-recent-flood-of-security-failures.html)....


Podcast 548: Ride the Lightning
Look, getting rid of Lightning for USB-C in the next iPhone just makes sense (http://www.macworld.com/article/3126154/hardware/iphone-8-rumors.html), even though the timing is awkward. And Glenn knows an astonishing amount of useful information about surge protectors (http://www.macworld.com/article/3172540/home-tech/best-surge-protector.html)....

Podcast 547: WWDC heads south to San Jose
Apple's developers conference is moving back to San Jose (http://www.macworld.com/article/3170814/tech-events/wwdc-dates-announced-apple-is-taking-its-annual-conference-to-san-jose-in-june.html), but before that happens, we might see a March event with new iPads and even a red iPhone (http://www.macworld.com/article/3171076/ipad/report-apple-will-debut-new-ipad-pro-lineup-at-march-event.html)....

Podcast 546: Would you AR in the car?
Tim Cook can't stop hinting about AR (http://www.macworld.com/article/3168043/government/tim-cook-augmented-reality-is-the-future-and-fake-news-is-ruining-everything.html), and Susie's theory is that he's really talking about Project Titan. Elsewhere, we weigh in on the rumor of a $1,000 iPhone (http://www.macworld.com/article/3126154/hardware/iphone-8-rumors.html), and point and laugh at Planet of the Apps (http://www.macworld.com/article/3169886/streaming-hardware/apples-original-tv-shows-are-almost-ready...


Podcast 545: Assault on batteries
We did extensive testing on the new MacBook Pro's so-called battery problems (http://www.macworld.com/article/3157392/laptop-computers/tested-the-truth-behind-the-macbook-pros-terrible-battery-life.html), discuss what you should do when a battery goes bad (http://www.macworld.com/article/3162109/consumer-electronics/beware-the-bulgy-battery-lithium-ion-batteries-removed-from-laptops-can-still-be-dangerous.html), and dump on HomeKit (http://www.macworld.com/article/3159652/home-tech/the-state-of-the-apple-ho...

Podcast 544: Unpacking Apple's position on immigration
Tim Cook reminded Apple employees as well as the Trump administration that the company wouldn't exist without immigration (http://www.macworld.com/article/3162998/leadership-management/tim-cook-apple-would-not-exist-without-immigration.html). Elsewhere, we find our AirPods and talk about what theater mode should do....

Podcast 543: What's up with WhatsApp
After a security-focused podcast last week, we turn to...more security stories, like the so-called backdoor in WhatsApp (http://www.macworld.com/article/3157458/security/whatsapp-vulnerability-could-expose-messages-to-prying-eyes-report-claims.html) and how to keep those communications safe (http://www.macworld.com/article/3157562/security/the-backdoor-that-never-was-and-how-to-improve-your-security-with-whatsapp.html). And then Meitu got a lot of flack on the Android side, but Glenn can explain why iOS use...


Podcast 542: They’re always listening
You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in the world with an electronic device right now who isn't concerned about a combination of criminal, troll, and overreaching government trying to crack their security and vacuum up their data. For some practical advice, host Glenn Fleishman is joined by Jonathan Zdziarski, an iPhone forensics expert with extensive experience working with law enforcement, who is also the developer of the file-access-monitoring app, Little Flocker. Glenn and Jonathan start with a brief f...

Podcast 541: The iPhone turns 10
Susie and Glenn reminisce about the very first iPhone (http://www.macworld.com/article/3155480/iphone-ipad/the-iphone-turns-10-apple-ceo-tim-cook-promises-the-best-is-yet-to-come.html), geek out over new iPad rumors (http://www.macworld.com/article/3155753/ios/apple-will-reportedly-launch-3-new-ipad-models-in-spring-2017.html), and revisit the weirdest Consumer Reports review ever (http://www.macworld.com/article/3156350/macs/apple-resolves-the-macbook-pro-battery-life-issues-found-in-consumer-reports-testi...

Podcast 540: Happy new year?
It's 2017, and we're happy to be alive...but. Troubling news abounds with weird MacBook Pro battery tests (http://www.macworld.com/article/3153407/macs/macbook-pro-is-the-first-apple-laptop-to-lack-a-recommendation-from-consumer-reports.html), underwhelming Apple Watch rumors (http://www.macworld.com/article/3154227/wearables/rumor-says-apple-watch-series-3-to-bring-battery-performance-gains-little-else.html), and a lot of concern over whether Apple's losing its touch (https://chuqui.com/2017/01/apples-2016...


Podcast 539: AirPods rock, but Siri still struggles
Susie's AirPods review (http://www.macworld.com/article/3151535/iphone-ipad/airpods-review-they-sound-great-but-siri-holds-them-back.html) is live, and they work like a charm, but unfortunately highlight the divide between first- and third-party apps. Tim Cook says Apple still loves the Mac (http://www.macworld.com/article/3152072/macs/tim-cook-reaffirms-apples-commitment-to-the-mac-in-response-to-growing-doubt.html), but this report on Bloomberg (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-20/how-apple...

Podcast 538: Ermagherd ErrPerrrds
AirPods are finally out, Apple is pulling the battery-remaining estimate from macOS 10.12.2, the new emoji are uncannily beautiful, and the I'm a Mac ads are 10 years old. Show notes: Apple’s promised Calendar spam fix is coming http://www.macworld.com/article/3149056/software/apples-promised-calendar-spam-fix-is-coming.html Apple's delayed AirPods now available to buy online http://www.macworld.com/article/3149963/consumer-electronics/apples-delayed-airpods-now-available-to-buy-online.html Apple releas...

Podcast 537: Amazon Go or no?
A convenience store where you just walk in and take things sounds pretty futuristic and cool—unless you're already sick of being watched the entire time you shop....


Podcast 536: Made in America
A grab-bag of topics this week includes President-elect Trump's wish for Apple to build iPhones in the U.S.—and how Apple is responding so far....

Podcast 535: So long to AirPort?
Rumor has it, Apple is getting out of the router game—for good, or just in preparation for a video streamer slash router slash home hub?...


Podcast 533: The Mac of today, the Mac of tomorrow
Susie's a little underwhelmed by the Escape Edition of the MacBook Pro, but more bullish on the Touch Bar. Glenn warns that USB-C isn't as simple as it seems, and wonders about the next big Mac innovation....

Podcast 532: I want my TV app (only better)
This week, Glenn and Susie discuss their hopes and dreams for the new TV app coming to the Apple TV and iOS this December, plus more thoughts on the new MacBook Pros....

Podcast 531: The new MacBook Pro is here!
Glenn and Roman talk about the MacBook Pro—is it enough to satisfy professional Mac users, former MacBook Air owners, and most importantly, you?...


Podcast 529: Fire and brimstone
While we wait forever for new Macs, Apple is headed to the Supreme Court. The FBI needs to crack more iPhones, but at least none of them have caught on fire yet, unlike some other phones we could mention....

Podcast 528: We heart iPhone 7 Plus
Glenn and Kirk talk about iTunes and Apple Music, then Glenn and Susie heap praise upon the iPhone 7 Plus and its dual-lens wonder camera....


Podcast 527: 7 Pluses and a few minuses
The iPhone 7 Plus is charming Glenn and Susie, but they have some issues with how Photos treats all the beautiful images the phone's dual camera setup takes....


Podcast 524: A Black That’s Blacker Than Black
Apple unleashed details about the Series 2 Watch, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iOS 10 and watchOS 3’s shipping date, and…iWork real-time collaboration. John Moltz joins Glenn Fleishman to discuss....



Podcast 517: iCloud Music Library meets its Match
Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, and iTunes Match just got slightly less confusing! Hooray! Elsewhere, Pokémon Go can't stop, Swift Playgrounds rocks, and everything got updated....

Podcast 516: The Pokémon invasion
Glenn and Susie talk about the iOS 10 beta, macOS Sierra beta, new Mac malware, and whaaaaat is the deal with Pokémon Go....


Podcast 514: You don't know, Jack?
What's up with the headphone jack obsession about the upcoming iPhone 7 models? Host Glenn Fleishman and Macworld's associate managing editor Leah Yamshon discuss how much virtual ink has been spilled for how long, and yet nobody outside Apple still knows what's coming. Leah and Glenn also ponder other iPhone 7 rumors, the end of Apple's sales of the Thunderbolt Display, whether new AirPort base stations are coming, and if MacBook Pros will be updated later this summer. We talk about iOS 10 and macOS Sier...


Podcast 510: No more 16GB iPhone?
It's a smorgasbord of topics as we head into WWDC, from ticks and tocks to crowdfunding to cancer rats. But the thing we're most excited about is the rumored demise of the 16GB iPhone....


Podcast 509: Apple and Google and AI and the future
Google I/O is over, and WWDC is about to happen—it's the perfect time to compare Google's approach to Apple's, and wonder what will happen if we move from a mobile-first world to an AI-first one....

Podcast 508: The ballad of iTunes usability
Glenn and Susie are joined by The iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn, for a rousing discussion on why iTunes gives us so much trouble, as well as whether Apple Pay really is faster than those poky chip-and-sign readers....


Podcast 506: Doomed! Doomed, I Tells Ya!
While Susie Ochs is off on assignment in the fens around Boston, regular host Glenn Fleishman is joined by frequent Macworld contributor John Moltz, who also writes at his Web site, Very Nice Web Site, and co-hosts The Rebound tech podcast and [Turning This Car Around dadcast. Glenn and John talk about the last week's reception to Apple's earnings, walk through Tim Cook's appearance on Jim Cramer's show, and explain that the company is doomed. Doomed, we tells ya! Or, more accurately, how Apple is navigati...

Podcast 504: New MacBooks and WWDC 2016 dates
Well, "newish" MacBooks anyway. They still only have one port, and it's USB-C, not Thunderbolt 3. But the battery life is improved, the chipset is faster, and Glenn is still satisfied with his first-gen MacBook after a year of heavy use....


Podcast 503: The trouble with TextExpander
As Glenn and Susie were recording this week, the news broke that TextExpander was responding to feedback by lowering the subscription price for existing users. Unfortunately, that's not our only problem with the service....

Podcast 501A*: If You Got ’Em, Quantum
Sorry for the delay on getting this podcast to you. Glenn and Susie have a lot to say, and a few things cropped up at the last minute. Anyway, here we go....


Podcast 501: The FBI says never mind
What. Just. Happened. Security expert Jonathan Zdziarski helps us unpack the FBI's sudden 180 in the San Bernardino case. How did they get into the phone? Will they tell Apple? Is this even over? Oh, and Susie got the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro too....

Podcast 500: SE Stands for Super Exciting
The Macworld podcast celebrates its 500th episode! Yes, 500 years ago—we mean 11 years ago, this podcast started humbly as an experiment by a Macworld intern turned staffer recorded partly in a conference room with a nerdy guest named…Glenn Fleishman calling in remotely. In this episode, after a welcome from one-time staffer Cyrus Farivar, Susie and Glenn talk with columnist and former editor Jason Snell about Apple's introduction of the iPhone SE and Jason's hands-on time with it. We also discuss the late...

Podcast 499: iPhone SE predictions
Aside from our regular discussion of the FBI kerfuffle and this week's side trip to Austin for SXSW Interactive, we wonder about how the rumored 4-inch iPhone will fit into Apple's world....


Podcast 497: Calmly discussing #FBIvsApple
Glenn and Susie are back on the FBI's case, discussing the All Writs Act, whether software is speech, and more. Plus, we have big hopes for the smaller iPhone SE....



Podcast 491: Make A-Mac-ica Great Again
With Susie on assignment in Florida, Leah Yamshon (Macworld's associate managing editor) joins Glenn Fleishman to discuss Donald Trump's fiat economy plan to make Apple produce its hardware in America, the New York Senate's desire to criminalize a lack of back doors in smartphones, and the return (or continued existence) of Gatekeeper exploits. Leah and Glenn also talk about VLC, a universal format player, for Apple TV; their continued irritation at some Apple TV features; and Netflix's plan to block more ...


Podcast 489: Comment Chameleon
Magnets? How do they work? Also, the latest security-reporting follies, more Apple TV thoughts, and bringing civility to commenting....


Podcast 485: AT&T bumming out grandfathers
Back in the day, AT&T insisted that every iPhone user have an unlimited data plan. My, how the tides have changed. Glenn and Susie discuss the coming rate hike and the rest of the week's news....

Podcast 484: Home for the holidays
It's almost Thanksgiving, and Glenn and Susie give some helpful advice for offering tech support to your relatives....



Podcast 479: The Magic is here, I guess
This week we have a grab bag of topics, from Apple's new Magic accessories (or "meh-gic" if you're unimpressed) to updated iWork and Yahoo Mail ditching passwords....

Podcast 478: How to buy an iPhone
Laugh all you want, but buying an iPhone this year is so much harder than it used to be. Dan Frakes from the Wirecutter stops by to share his insight. We also discuss the new movie Steve Jobs with Macworld staff writers Caitlin McGarry and Oscar Raymundo....


Podcast 477: Hello iPhone, good-bye Watch
Glenn sold his Apple Watch, and Susie bought a new iPhone. Time to talk about what a weird process that's becoming. Elsewhere, Amazon and Microsoft mess up, and content blocking gets messy....

Podcast 476: Please Don’t Squeeze the iPhone
Jason Snell, proprietor of Six Colors, joins Glenn this week to talk about the release of El Capitan and the two new iPhones, all of which Jason tested over a very, very busy couple of weeks and published reviews of earlier this week. El Capitan is ready for business in a way that we can't remember many or any other OS X releases being. We recommend upgrading for all Yosemite users. Meanwhile, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have significant hardware changes that translate into a great new set of experiences. 3D...


Podcast 474: A new iOS update is now available
Glenn and Susie are joined by Brianna Wu of Giant Spacekat, who gives us some real talk about developing games for the next Apple TV. Elsewhere, we talk iOS 9 and the new iPhone 6s....

Podcast 472: There's a new smartwatch in town
Glenn and Susie talk about the upcoming Apple event, and how bananas it is that Android Wear watches work with iPhones now—in fact, they even do a couple things better than the Apple Watch....


Podcast 471: The iOS 9 content-blocking reckoning is coming
Glenn is testing a few content blockers for iOS 9, and even at this early stage they make a huge difference. In other news, the Apple Car seems awfully real, Tim Cook emails Jim Cramer, and Google gets into the router game....

Podcast 469: Ice cream and Apple Pay
Lots of follow up and little news tidbits this week. Our malware woes seem weak compared to what Android users are facing. CurrentC is losing its exclusivity before it even launches. And we're getting excited about new iPhones and iPads coming soon!...


Podcast 468: The day the Music died
Apple Music is new and cool, but combining it with your own collection can lead to weirdness and frustration. Elsewhere, serious security flaws that shouldn't freak you out too much, and Apple says MVN-no....

Podcast 466: Baby, you can park my iPod
Susie's cold is finally gone, Apple put out a sweet new iPod touch (that may or may not hold clues to the next low-end iPhone), and Glenn used apps to turn his rental car into KITT from Knight Rider. Good times....


Podcast 464: Hacking compatibility
The Hacking Team got hacked. Safari may or may not be the new Internet Explorer. Not all music can play over all speakers. It's been a strange week....


Podcast 462: The most interesting OS in the world
El Capitan isn't just an awesome name. It'll have much-needed performance improvements, plus some new features that sound small but could make a big difference in the quality of your digital life. We can't wait to put it on the Macs Apple absolutely shouldn't stop making....

Podcast 461: All the news about News
What's the news about Apple's News app? Glenn is joined by Jason Snell of Six Colors, and Tom Standage of the Economist to unpack what Apple's push into the news business means for publishers and readers alike....

Podcast 460: WWDC 2015 Recap, Part One
In an effort to discuss the WWDC keynote for *even longer than the actual keynote*, we tackle iOS 9 and watchOS 2 this week. Next week, the News app, El Capitan, and if we can get to it, Apple Music....


Podcast 457: The app economy is amazing and terrible
Glenn and Susie are joined by Roman Loyola and Caitlin McGarry to talk about those apps that deliver all kinds of goods and services to your door. Are they lifesavers, or are they ruining everything?...


Podcast 456: Beta think twice, it's all right
Glenn and Susie have grown accustomed to (and happy with!) the new single-port MacBook, but we have a few gripes about early Apple Watch apps. We also examine if it's smart to put beta versions of iOS and OS X on your everyday machines....

Podcast 454: The Apple Watch is here
Glenn and Susie talk about the Apple Watch's weird launch, and iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens drops by to discuss ripping one apart at the seams....


Podcast 453: Wrestling an invisible sky octopus
Glenn and Susie are joined by special guests Joe Kissell and Jeff Carlson to talk about Photos for OS X, iCloud Photo Library, and how it fits into our post-iPhoto-and-Aperture lives....


Podcast 449: The Apple TV is a rumor to watch
Glenn and Susie, dedicated cord-cutters both, discuss what they'd like in a new Apple TV, both the hardware and the rumored streaming service. Plus we dip into Nintendo's move to mobile and what's up with iOS 8.3....


Podcast 446 Watching and waiting for the Apple Watch
This week, Susie and Glenn are watching and waiting for the Apple Watch, and discuss what Apple needs to reveal at Monday's special event. In the week since we last talked mobile payments, two new players emerged at Mobile World Congress—the creatively monikered Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Let us know what you think of this week's podcast!...

Podcast 445 Good Morning Glenn
Glenn Fleishman takes the hosting chair, joining Susie Ochs to discuss hard drives' potential to spread malware, why more Google Wallet usage is good for Apple Pay, and the rainbow of emoji people....


Podcast 444 Phlirting With Photos
Chris Breen and Susie Ochs talk Apple's Photos beta, iOS 9 as the "Snow Leopard" of Apple's mobile platform, updated MacBook Airs, and iOS 8.3 beta....

Podcast 443 The Velvet Rope
Chris Breen and Susie Ochs discuss Apple's quarterly results, gold Apple Watches and the retail experience, piracy, the value of smart thermostats, and rancid perms-cookies....

Podcast 442 We All Love Free Stuff
Chris Breen and Susie Ochs discuss the stories of the week including acquisitions ain't for the weak, loads of China iPhone sales, Free on iTunes launch, and ProTools free....


Podcast 441 Glass Past And Stylus Future
Chris Breen and Susie Ochs discuss the passing of Google Glass, a Mac user's experience buying a PC, a rumored Apple stylus, and more about net neutrality....


Podcast 437 Holiday Camera Spectacular
Chris Breen and Ben Long look at the state of the art in digital photography and recommend gifts for the camera lover in your life....

Podcast 436 The Black Cyber Shop Season
Chris Breen and Susie Ochs discuss the winners and losers of the early holiday shopping season, Chromebooks versus iPads, and offer a finger shake at Yahoo for its exploitation of Flickr images....


Podcast 435 Giving Thanks
Chris Breen and Susie Ochs give thanks for Apple's philanthropy, helpful user comments, and a whole lot of great apps....

Podcast 434 Here In My Car
Susie Ochs and Chris Breen discuss the week's news including Ewwwbur, Alpine's CarPlay head unit, FCC smackdown, and iOS and Yosemite updates....

Podcast 433 Net Neutrality Left Right
Chris Breen and Susie Ochs discuss the news of the week including choosing sides in the net neutrality battle, free Office iOS apps, and iMessage purgatory....


Podcast 432 An IMac's Golden Glow
Chris Breen and Susie Ochs discuss the week's news including impressions of the iMac with 5K Retina display, Apple Watch release rumors, who cares about Office 2015, and Tim Cook comes out....

Podcast 341 Retailers Gotta Eat Too
Chris Breen and Susie Ochs discuss Apple Pay versus CVS, just how good the new iPads are, iTunes 12, and the decline of music purchases....


Podcast 428 Pondering An IPad Event
Chris Breen and Susie Ochs talk the tech news of the week including a rumored Apple event, HP splitting (again), Facebook and the Like economy, and anticipating Yosemite features....

Podcast 427 Fuzzy Pink Bathrobe
Chris Breen and Susie Ochs discuss the news of the week including distracted driving and Google Glass, not-so-bendable iPhones, Apple and privacy, and the smugglers index....


Podcast 426 Hello IPhones, So Long Serenity
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen get together one last time to talk the events of the week, including 10 million iPhones sold, iPhone 6 photography, iOS 8, and jailbreaking....

Podcast 425 When A Door Closes
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss the news of the week including huge iPhone 6 sales, favorite iOS 8 features, Tim takes control, and changes at Macworld....

Podcast 424 Welcome To The Apple Watch
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen get together to discuss the Apple event that introduced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple Pay, and the Apple Watch....


Podcast 423 Stalking The Apple Event
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss two hot subjects of the day -- celebrity photo stalking and September 9th's Apple event....

Podcast 421: When Big Brother Is Your Mom
Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell discuss the news of the week including Apple and diversity, calling your mother, getting the joke, iPhone 6 rumor roundup, and an award for a touching Apple commercial....


Podcast 420 Siri Ate My Homework
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen reunite to discuss the news of the week including talk of Apple's internal training program, App Store curation, and what is and (mostly) isn't terrible about Facebook Messenger....

Podcast 419: We've got the Beats
Serenity Caldwell and special guest star Dan Frakes review the news of the week including OS X Yosemite, Apple's Beats music integration, and more....

Podcast 418 The Mall of Small Apps
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen review the news of the week including Apple acquisitions, Bose versus Beats, more about Beats, and Apple envy....


Podcast 417: Blackberry Filling
Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell discuss the news of the week including iOS and iBM, real work on an iPad, too easy in-app purchases, and unlimited lit....

Podcast 416 Itching for an iPad
Macworld editor Dan Miller joins Chris Breen to discuss a reinvigorated (and downsized) Microsoft, iLife no more, and I-spy-with-my-little-eye, China!...

Power Up For The TSA
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss the news of the week including stories of a false sense of security, the unsurprising thing about robots, and why fashion matters....


These Are Human People You're Playing With
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss the tech news of the week including Facebook's seeming disdain for privacy, Apple's Pride, Aperture hubbub, and iTunes U improvements....

Podcast 413: Lightning strikes once
Chris Breen is joined by Dans Frakes and Moren to talk about the ubiquity of Dropbox, the next Apple TV, and Lightning-struck headphones....

Podcast 412: Ringo stars
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss news of the week including five iOS 8 features we want now, link bait from the New York Times, and Tesla and open patents....


Pundit Showdown: WWDC '14 edition
Philip Michaels' Macworld Pundit Showdown returns with contestants Peter Cohen, Jim Dalrymple, John Moltz, and Roman Loyola....


Podcast 408: Nicely done!
Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell discuss the news of the week including corporate hook-ups, changes at Apple retail stores, and why iTunes updates can be problematic....

Podcast 407: We got the Beats!
Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell talk the news of the week including larger iPhones, Apple's possible acquisition of Beats Music, Katie Cotton's departure, and more FCC shenanigans....


Podcast: The boulevard of broken dreams
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen return to discuss products sure to not appear at WWDC, bad bad broadband companies, and Apple retail store changes....

Podcast 404: Green Day
Chris Breen and Dan Moren contemplate a refined Apple TV interface, tech we're uncomfortable with, and just how green Apple grows....


Podcast: Comics and CarPlay
This week, Serenity Caldwell and Dan Moren round up the latest in Apple news, including Amazon buying Comixology, Dropbox’s announcements, the future of the iTunes Store, and aftermarket CarPlay units....

Podcast: Hulk SMASH!!
Serenity Caldwell and Dan Moren discuss the Apple news of the week including Apple v Samsung, exposed executive email, Fire TV, iWork updates, and the gem-like Monument Valley....

Podcast 401: No fighting in the war room
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen return to talk Apple Goes to Court (again), Macworld/iWorld, Office on the iPad, and Yahoo throws more money around....


Macworld Podcast Special: Ask the Editors and Show Wrap
A panel of editors from Macworld field audience questions on a variety of topics and provide closing thoughts on this year's event. Recorded live on March 29, 2014 at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in San Francisco, CA....

Macworld Podcast Special: Best of Show
Roman Loyola presents the best products from Macworld/iWorld 2014, as selected by the editors of Macworld. Recorded live on March 28, 2014 at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in San Francisco, CA....


Macworld Podcast Special: Digital Publishing
Chris Breen speaks with Adam Engst , Tonya Engst, and Joe Kissell of Take Control about the world of Digital Publishing. Recorded live on March 28, 2014 at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in San Francisco, CA....

Macworld Podcast Special: Pundit Showdown Live
Philip Michaels hosts a quiz show filled with the latest Apple news in a battle of all-star panelists: Roberto Baldwin, Josh Centers, Andrew Laurence, and Susie Ochs. Recorded live on March 28, 2014 at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in San Francisco, CA....


Macworld Podcast Special: Smule
Chris Breen speaks with Jeff Smith, CEO and co-founder of Smule. Recorded live on March 27, 2014 at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in San Francisco, CA....

Macworld Podcast Special: iFixit
Chris Breen speaks with members of the team from iFixit. Recorded live on March 27, 2014 at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in San Francisco, CA....

Podcast: I see Apple rumors through Google glass
Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen return to discuss the weeks news (and rumors). This week, Apple/Comcast sitting in a tree, 10 Google Glass Myths, and who can beat Ren's Threes score?...


Podcast 399: A bit of the old UltraViolet
Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell talk tech including Microsoft's turn to Apple, no Apple TV (we told you so), Mars invades, and Macworld/iWorld doings....

398: App Camp For Girls
Jean MacDonald ends her career with Smile Software to devote her time to AppCamp4Girls, a non-profit program to bring girls and women into app development....

Podcast 397: Cooking with gas
Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell talk over the week's news including Cook turns on climate change deniers, Apple TV hobby no more, and CarPlay....


Podcast 396: Bugs! (squashed and otherwise)
Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell talk over the Apple news of the week including SSL bug slain, other Apple "oops," Comcast cares, Threes strategy, and apps we like....

Podcast 395: Of trolls and Tesla
Dan Moren and Chris Breen talk the news of the week including Stupid Apple Rumors (Tesla Edition), terrible trolls, iPad and Office meetings, and bad news for the makers of Flappy Jacks....

394: Loving words and flappy birds
Jason Snell, Dan Moren, and guest Greg Knauss talk about Greg's romance-themed iPhone app, the shocking revelation that Apple will release new products, iPhone games Flappy Bird and Threes, tech words we hate, and staying organized....


Podcast 393: Robyn Miller
Robyn Miller, co-creator of the legendary Myst and Riven games (and now creator of the film "The Immortal Augustus Gladstone"), joins host Chris Breen to talk about making games, music, and movies....

The Mac turns 30
What was your first Mac? Our editors and contributors answer that very question on this week's podcast....