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TUAW Talkcast: Tim Cook's media day, Twitterrific new look


Last week NBC delivered a pretty big scoop: Tim Cook's first television interview since taking over the top spot at Apple. He also had an extensive interview/profile in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, where he went into a bit more depth on some of the same topics covered on TV.

The interview with anchor Brian Williams on Rock Center may have provoked more questions than it answered (Which Macs will be manufactured in the States? What does "an area of intense interest" mean, anyway?), but it did provide a somewhat higher profile for the publicity-averse CEO. We'll dive into Cook's interview as topic #1 on tonight's Talkcast.

Tim Cook's big debut -- unfortunately accompanied by a less-than-stellar week for Apple's stock -- wasn't the only announcement of note. The Iconfactory's killer Twitter app Twitterrific hit version 5.0, and our frequent guest Gedeon Maheux will join us to talk about the development process, the redesign, and what's changed in the universe of Twitter client apps since Twitter began to make things uncomfortable.

The show is meant to be interactive -- so call in and interact! To participate live during the show, you can use the browser-only Talkshoe client, the embedded Facebook app, or download the classic TalkShoe Pro Java client; however, the best way to have your voice heard is to call in.

For the web UI, just click the Talkshoe Web button on our profile page at 4 HI/7 PDT/10 pm EDT Sunday. To call in on regular phone or VoIP lines (viva free weekend minutes!): dial (724) 444-7444 and enter our talkcast ID, 45077 -- during the call, you can request to talk by keying in *8.

If you've got a headset or microphone handy on your Mac, you can connect via the free X-Lite or other SIP clients (aside from Skype or Google Voice), basic instructions are here. Talk to you tonight!

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