The Loop provides comprehensive and insightful news, editorial, and commentary on iPhone, iPod, Macintosh, associated third-party software and accessories, Apple itself, and industry trends in which it is involved. Founded by renowned industry veteran and expert, Jim Dalrymple, The Loop is an innovative continuation of his 15 plus years of work with the venerable MacCentral, and Macworld. The Loop also provides intuitive, easy-to-understand coverage on topics including the music recording on the Mac, and how to get the best from a variety of software and hardware products.
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The Loop Staff
Jim Dalrymple — Founder, Editor in Chief
Jim has been following Apple and its products for the last 15 years, first as one of the original members of MacCentral, then at Macworld. He held several positions at Macworld over the 10 years, including his final job as Editor at Large, before leaving in May 2009.
Jim’s work has been in many publications including Macworld, PC World, Computerworld, Macworld UK and many others. He’s also appeared as an expert on several television stations including CNN, Fox, CBS and ABC.
He continues to do radio show interviews, both Internet-based like Your Mac Life and MacNotables and traditional radio.
Jim has been a guitar player for 20 years and records music on his Mac using GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, Line 6, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, ToonTrack, FXPansion and a host of other applications. Read Jim’s stories.
Peter Cohen — Executive Editor
Peter Cohen has amassed more than two decades of professional experience in the Apple marketplace, with a career spanning tech support, IT, and since 1994, online news, including more than a decade behind a senior editor’s desk at Macworld magazine. He brings a wealth of understanding about every aspect of the Apple ecosystem, with a particular focus on entertainment and business products.
Peter’s work has been seen at Macworld and other IDG publications around the world, Mac|Life magazine, MacFormat magazine, MacUser magazine, and Tap! He’s a regular fixture on podcasts including Chuck Joiner’s MacJury, iGame Radio with Omaha Sternberg and Gene Steinberg’s Tech Night Owl Live. Peter can be heard weekly as part of Angry Mac Bastards, an ascerbic look at what passes for analysis and news in some corners of the Apple blogosphere.
In his spare time, Peter volunteers his expertise as a member of his town’s cable technology advisory board. Read Peter’s stories.
Daniel East — Senior Editor
Daniel M. East is an acclaimed freelance writer, author, editor, presenter, consultant, touring musician, audio engineer and producer with more than 25 years experience in the fields of technology, pro-audio, design, photography, music and marketing. His work appears in several publications including Photoshop User, Layers, Front Of House, Make, Singer & Musician, iLive2Play Network, Elements Techniques, and McGraw-Hill “How to do everything in…” series books.
His presentations at major industry trade shows include Macworld Expo, User Group University, AES, NAMM, CES, ShowStoppers and InfoComm. East’s media appearances include ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, MTV, HBO, as well as co-hosting PC Talk Radio and as a contributor to MacEdition Radio. He continues to appear as a guest on a wide range of radio shows, podcasts, and with User Groups as well. East is president of The ECI Group and founder of The Apple Groups Team, a free support network for user groups. Read Daniel’s stories.