John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss what it’s going to take for Apple to field a television product that’s finally something more than a “hobby.” Attached box vs. full TV set, apps vs. channels vs. a la carte purchases, direct deals with content owners vs. additional layers of middlemen (e.g., Netflix). So many possibilities, but all of them difficult.
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John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin do some brief follow up on file systems, then dive into this week’s Apple press event: the new Apple TV, the new iPad, specs vs. product names vs. Apple PR vs. sanity, and how we all still miss Steve Jobs. Plus, John reviews his new TiVo Premiere Elite and, of all things, his new smoke detector.
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss Mac speech recognition software, how webOS is or isn’t like Mac OS X, Apple’s $50 Thunderbolt cable, how Google+ is different from Facebook, and what John thinks Apple’s really trying to do with Final Cut Pro X.
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin follow up on John’s TiVo and smoke detector woes and the angst about the lack of a number after the name of the new iPad. John reviews his new Apple TV. Finally, the videos showing Chris Pirillo’s dad exploring Windows 8 and Mac OS X for the first time are mined for insights about computing in 2012 and beyond.