The details of Apple’s newest iPad and Apple TV are now official, so we empaneled a MacJury from the TidBITS staff to help us review the announcements and what they mean. The furor over the lack of a name, the impact of the retina display, how people will use the improved camera are all part of the deliberations, as the group debates the most important features. The new iPhoto for iPad, the increased resolution of the Apple TV, whether you can really get work done on an iPad and all sorts of related topics were debated by the panel of Michael E. Cohen, Adam C. Engst, Tonya Engst, Joe Kissell, Matt Neuburg and host Chuck Joiner.
Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, MacVoicesTV, MacNotables and The MacJury, a group of shows and web sites that make up The MacVoices Group, and is part ofMacLevelTen . You can catch up with what he’s doing by following him on Twitter, friending him on Facebook, or circling him on Google+.
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Michael E. Cohen has worked as a teacher, a programmer, a Web designer, a multimedia producer, and a certified usability analyst. He’s the author or co-author of several books, including The iPad Project Book, Apple Training Series: iLife (iLife ’09 Edition), Take Control of Syncing Data in Snow Leopard, and Take Control of PDFpen 5.
Adam C. Engst is the publisher of TidBITS and Take Control Books. He has written numerous books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles – thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and now Macworld. His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992, the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993, and the Take Control electronic book series. His awards include the MDJ Power 25 ranking as the most influential person in the Macintosh industry outside of Apple every year since 2000, inclusion on the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community, and being named one of MacDirectory’s top ten visionaries. And yes, he has been turned into an action figure. Want more? Follow Adam on Twitter for 140-character musings on a variety of topics.
Tonya Engst spends her days immersed in Apple technology, serving as editor-in-chief at TidBITS Publishing, which she co-founded. She works behind the scenes on the TidBITS Web site (Apple news for the rest of us) and on the front lines of theTake Control ebook series (highly practical, tightly focused ebooks about technology, mostly Apple-related), where she thinks about the big picture, edits many ebooks, and occasionally gets to write one. Follow her on Twitter.
Joe Kissell is the author of over two dozen Take Control ebooks, as well as a host of print books. He is a senior editor for TidBITS, and a Senior Contributor to Macworld. Keep up with him if you can on his personal blog, JoeKissell.com, and on Twitter.
TidBITS Contributing Editor Matt Neuburg has been writing for the publication since 1991, concentrating on issues surrounding word processing, databases and text organization programs, scripting and innovative programming systems, and a variety of utilities. He has written some popular freeware programs, such as MemoryStick and NotLight. He has created the online documentation for a number of applications, such as Script Debugger and Opal. He has written books about programming Frontier, REALbasic, and AppleScript, and is the author of various Take Control ebooks.
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