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October 1, 2011 — Jake Levant, Dan Moren, Jim Galbraith, and Avram Piltch

On this episode we feature: Jake Levant of fring, a new text, audio and video chatting app that’s available free for the iOS and Android OS platforms.

You’ll also hear Macworld Senior Editor Dan Moren offer his expectations for Apple’s October 4th media event ahead of the event (this may be outdated by the time you hear the show), and his reactions to the announcement about the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet computer.

Macworld Lab Director Jim Galbraith will update you on their new SpeedMark tests, and the slowest and fastest Macs on the planet.

From Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, you’ll learn his reactions to Amazon’s Kindle Fire press conference, and its potential as a rival to the iPad. He’ll also give you details about a new business-oriented tablet from Lenovo.

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