iMore Today: iOS 6 beta 3, the Retina iPad mini, Office 2013, and the new Yahoo! queen

Today on iMore we're talking to email transitions, whether Retina is a deal breaker in the iPad mini, the lack of Office for iPad, and how Marissa Mayer went from Googler #20 to Yahoo CEO #20. This is iMore Today!

Behind the scenes

Over a year ago we started talking about doing brief, daily video recaps of the news on iMore and the other Mobile Nations sites. Each editor would take a turn across the sites, or each writer would take a turn on the sites, and we'd provide a way for our readers to become viewers, and enjoy the most important news of the day in a fast, fun new way.

That idea eventually begat the Monday Brief, now heading into its second season thanks to the inimitable hosting genius of one Ashley Esqueda.

But the idea of a daily show on iMore never went away. It do get out of control for a while, however, as we explored the option of a full studio setup. Because things always cost more than you expect, and take longer than you expect, while we waiting to report on the days events in perfect fashion, we lost out on a lot of time and opportunity to report on it in good enough fashion.

So we decided to take action. We decided to do.

iMore Today is going to be a semi-regular news roundup. We haven't settled on much yet. We'll have better music, better graphics, and a better format in the weeks to come.

Consider this an experiment.

We want to give you more, different, and better ways to enjoy iMore, and to share it with your friends and family who may not be interested in reading the blogs all day, every day, but do want a daily dose of tech.

We're not sure how geeky to keep it yet, or how mainstream to make it. We do want it to be accessible, however, and so today's debut episode is probably quite a bit more inside baseball than future episodes will be.

If you haven't already, give it a watch and tell me what you think. iMore today is meant for you, and for everyone who has an iPhone and iPad. Like all our projects, we want to make it the very best it can be, and that means making it the best for you. What do you want to see?

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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iMore Today: iOS 6 beta 3, the Retina iPad mini, Office 2013, and the new Yahoo! queen


Office - It's probably a hardening of attitudes at Microsoft. Pushing Surface and Win8 will involve a period of harder work for them. I wonder if the Office Dev team are disapointed - the workspace iPad is becoming "normal" (as Blackberry once was). Android users would like Office as well but that could take even longer.

You are looking fed up Rene, not one smile. Whats up man?

Good first try. The content is great, the video needs work (choppy, some tearing), and the swaying side to side is a bit jarring. Also, in my opinion, a witty signoff is better than the traditional podcast signoff.