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 334: Apple’s Mac Pro vs. The Devil’s Advocate 4:27 PM, Nov. 25th, 2015
John Kheit, the infamous Devil's Advocate, joins Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet on this episode of the Apple Context Machine. Together they dig deep into…
John Kheit, the infamous Devil's Advocate, joins Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet on this episode of the Apple Context Machine. Together they dig deep into Apple's Mac Pro and question its suitability for professional use.
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dive deep into Jeff's hands-on time with the new Apple Pencil. They also dip their toes into more heady waters concerning a new onslaught against encryption and how it could affect our privacy and security. For an end cap they discuss Anonymous's newly declared war against ISIS and what it might mean.
Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin go deep with Apple's new iPad Pro, which Jeff picked up earlier on Wednesday. He also spent some time with Apple Pencil and the new Smart Keyboard. Believe it or not, there was even a new Apple Death Knell this week, and Jeff and Bryan deconstruct the argument that Apple's success hides how much trouble the company is really in.
The new Apple TV is here, and Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin discuss a the first few days of using the device. They also look at Facebook's decision to force some of its developers to eat their own dog food and use Android devices. Peering into the future, they look at a Kickstarter project called Gest, and then dip way into the past and talk about a 102 year old computer beneath the Apple Store in Grand Central.
Apple reported big numbers during its fourth quarter earnings call yesterday. Jeff and Bryan sort out Apple's revenue and earnings, China's place in Apple's game plan, and what other news sites got wrong about Android switchers. They also try to keep track of the interns, Sierra and Ayneseley, on their Halloween trick-or-treat adventure.
Apple's public stance against the U.S. government's CISA legislation has Jeff and Bryan talking about digital privacy. They also look at how much Google knows about us from our personal photo searches, respond to listener comments, and share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars movie trailer.
Jeff and Bryan dig into new digital camera technologies and their impact on both smartphones and DSLRs. Then they crack open the listener mail 'cause they have some 'splainin' to do, and discuss how interesting it is that Judge Denise Cote quickly agreed to dismiss the monitor she appointed to watch Apple. For an overtime rant, they talk about Apple's new awesome iMacs and the sorry state of the Mac Pro.
Google Now is taking another leap forward, and that has Jeff and Bryan questioning how Siri's Proactive can catch up. They also look at how artists are reacting to the iPad Pro, what's up with the second new campus Apple is working on, and how they're using the iPhone 6s.
Adam Christianson joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss why he's happy he downsized to the iPhone 6s, content blockers and ad-blocking, and Apple's in-app purchase cut when it comes to streaming music. Plus, Adam commits-with all of you as witness-to only using the iPad Pro instead of his laptop when he leaves his office to work. Check it out!
Comments from the automotive industry drive home why it's time for Apple to step in with some big time disruption. Jeff and Bryan dive into comments from a former GM executive, plus they offer up some thoughts on iOS 9's Proactive feature and how it compares to Google Now.