Apple Context Machine Podcast
The Apple Context Machine is Mac, iPhone, and iPod news and analysis that puts the facts in perspective, brought to you with a sense of humor. Hosts Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin put the Apple world into context.

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ACM 273: Hands on iPhone 6, Bendy iPhone 6 Plus, and Beats Music 9:16 PM, Sep. 24th, 2014

Jeff and Bryan wax poetic when trying to describe the displays on their new iPhone 6 models, but Jeff goes apoplectic when iOS 8.0.1 runs…

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  1. Sep. 24th, 2014 ACM 273: Hands on iPhone 6, Bendy iPhone 6 Plus, and Beats Music

    Jeff and Bryan wax poetic when trying to describe the displays on their new iPhone 6 models, but Jeff goes apoplectic when iOS 8.0.1 runs amuck. People are also talking about iPhone 6 Plus being bendy, and Apple itself plays coy on its plans for Beats Music. Plus, there's singing. So watch out.

  2. Sep. 17th, 2014 ACM 272: iPhone 6, iOS 8, and Tim Cook

    iPhone 6 preorders went off with a few hitches, and Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin discuss the process and why they picked what they picked. iOS 8 was released on Wednesday, too, and they talk about what is and isn't in the new mobile OS. Apple CEO Tim Cook also gets put under the microscope after he revealed a company that is firing on all cylinders.

  3. Sep. 10th, 2014 ACM 271: Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch Media Event Wrap Up

    Apple's big media event to introduce the iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch was yesterday and that means there's plenty for Jeff and Bryan to talk about today. They offer up their thoughts on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, whether or not the bigger screen sizes really matter, what they think about the Apple Watch, and more.

  4. Sep. 3rd, 2014 ACM 270: Apple iCloud Reputation, iPhone NFC, and Drones

    Apple has its hands full with managing the fallout from the theft of celebrity photos, and the company is being aggressive to get ahead of the story. Then there's the September 9th media event and growing reports that Apple will-at long last-embrace NFC. Lastly, drones are ever-more capable and ever-more affordable-what will that mean for companies like Apple who work so hard to protect their secrets.

  5. Aug. 27th, 2014 ACM 269: China’s OS Ambition, iWatch Rumors, Cool Headphones

    Bryan and Jeff dig into China's plans to unseat Western tech companies with a home grown operating system. Plus, there are new iWatch rumors with all sorts of interesting ramifications (if true). And for headphone enthusiasts, they take a closer look at Blue's Mo-Fi over-the-ear headphones.

  6. Aug. 20th, 2014 ACM 268: Apple Copycats, Ad Agencies, and Steve Ballmer: Sports Mogul

    Copying isn't the same as innovating, but it seems plenty of people are confusing the two with Xiaomi. Jeff and Bryan explain why the electronics maker isn't China's Apple, plus they look at the future of Apple's marketing strategy, and note Steve Ballmer's retirement from Microsoft's board of directors so he can focus on the Los Angeles Clippers.

  7. Aug. 13th, 2014 ACM 267: Apple, HealthKit and Steve Jobs Design Philosophy

    Apple wants to own the health tracking market, but give us control over the data we collect. Jeff and Bryan look at iOS 8's HealthKit and how it could change the way we handle our own medical and fitness data, Google and Samsung's push to get a piece of the health tracking market, Apple's design philosophy, and the potential for online micropayment systems.

  8. Aug. 6th, 2014 ACM 266: The Rumored iPhone 6 Event and Apple as China’s Political Pawn

    With reports of an iPhone 6 media event on September 9 circulating, Jeff and Bryan take a look at Apple's timing and what that may mean for other fall product announcements. They also offer up their take on China's decision to ban Apple products from the government's approved purchase list, and Russia's demand for Apple's source code.

  9. Jul. 30th, 2014 ACM 265: Ford goes iPhone and Facebook’s App Breakup

    Ford is giving BlackBerry a big kick in the pants by dumping the company's smartphones in favor of Apple's iPhone. Jeff and Bryan have plenty to say on what that means for both Apple and BlackBerry, plus they rant on Facebook and the decision to force private messages into a separate iPhone app, and they go with a listener request and look at the magic PC market numbers Gartner and IDC spew.

  10. Jul. 23rd, 2014 ACM 264: Diving Deep into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

    There's a lot happening with Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited ebook service, so Jeff and Bryan invited Dave Hamilton on to go even deeper into the discussion they started on TMO's Daily Observations podscast last week. The result is a serious look at the changes the book industry is facing, and how that impacts publishers, retailers, authors, and readers.