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 304: AAPL Q2 Wrap Up, Apple’s Media Plans, and the Mac’s New Success 8:20 PM, Apr. 29th, 2015

Jeff and Bryan have some context on Apple's second quarter earnings report, along with Mac, iPhone, and iPad sales. They also have some thoughts on…

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  1. Apr. 29th, 2015 ACM 304: AAPL Q2 Wrap Up, Apple’s Media Plans, and the Mac’s New Success

    Jeff and Bryan have some context on Apple's second quarter earnings report, along with Mac, iPhone, and iPad sales. They also have some thoughts on Apple's hints at plans to disrupt the media market, Best Buy getting on board with Apple Pay, and the renewed success of the Mac.

  2. Apr. 22nd, 2015 ACM 303: Apple Watch Notifications and Apps, and Samsung’s Glory Days

    The era of Apple Watch notifications tapping on our wrists is almost upon us, and with it will come the inevitable rush from some developers to annoy the crap of us. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet urge them to not mistake what they want us to know for what we want to know. They also look at Samsung's seeming fall from lofty heights in the smartphone market, and they discuss some of the cool looking Apple Watch apps already available.

  3. Apr. 15th, 2015 ACM 302: Steve Jobs’s Legacy and Pretending Apple Watch Will Fail

    The battle to shape and control Steve Jobs's legacy continues, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet look at the latest salvo from Apple veteran Andy Hertzfeld. They also look at the Apple Watch's first week, including preorders, trying them on, and the great lengths some people will go to pretend the device is a failure.

  4. Apr. 8th, 2015 ACM 301: Apple Watch, the Tyranny of Phones, and Photos App

    The world is going crazy over Apple Watch, and you can't even buy one yet. Jeff and Bryan take a look at the early Apple Watch reviews, and dive into Apple's reasons for making a smartwatch. The also talk about why they're getting an Apple Watch, and speculate on how it's going to fit into the tech world.

  5. Apr. 1st, 2015 ACM 300: Amazon Dash, Tesla’s Diversification, and The Woz on Apple

    It's Apple Context Machine's 300th episode, and Apple's 39th anniversary. Jeff and Bryan have plenty to cover today ranging from Amazon's efforts to turn our homes into One Click shopping systems, and Tesla's new product plans, to Steve Wozniak's thoughts on Apple Watch. They also take some time to check in on their interns Sierra and Aynseley.

  6. Mar. 25th, 2015 ACM 299: Happy Birthday OS X, and Cutting the Cable TV Cord

    Apple's OS X is 14 years old, so Jeff and Bryan take a look back at the early days of the Mac's current operating system. They also have some thoughts on Apple's recent purchase of FoundationDC, and what it means to cut the cable cord and why it may not be exactly what some TV watchers really want.

  7. Mar. 18th, 2015 ACM 298: Apple Streaming TV and Privacy, New Steve Jobs Bio

    With reports out saying Apple is going to hand over our personal information to networks in exchange for content deals for its rumored streaming TV service, Jeff and Bryan weigh in with their thoughts on what that means. Along with their thoughts on whether or not Apple will give up on protecting customer privacy, they take a look at Apple's new retail marketing tactics for Apple Watch, and the reactions Apple executives are having to a new Steve Jobs biography.

  8. Mar. 11th, 2015 ACM 297: Apple’s ‘Spring forward’ Wrap Up and the CIA’s iPhone Hacking Efforts

    With Apple's "Spring forward" media event announcements and the news that the CIA has been working on hacking iPhone security there's plenty for Jeff and Bryan to talk about this week. They offer up their thoughts on privacy and security, the CIA's work on their own hacked version of Xcode, the new ultra-thin MacBook, ResearchKit, and the Apple Watch.

  9. Mar. 4th, 2015 ACM 296: Apple’s Spending Restraint, Disconnected Analysts, and Google’s Cell Service

    Apple may be the most valuable company in the world, but it isn't spending like it is. Jeff and Bryan take a look at Apple's fiscal restraint, plus they have some thoughts on a report that Apple's stock will tank because it can't sustain iPhone sales, and they also dive into Google's plans to start its own cell service as an MVNO.

  10. Feb. 25th, 2015 ACM 295: Pebble Time, Samsung Cars, and Being an Apple Fan Today

    Does Samsung want to make an electric car? Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin think so. They also look at the Pebble Time, which has raised tons of money on Kickstarter, even as Apple prepares to release the Apple Watch. With Apple getting ever-larger., they also want to know what it means to be an Apple fan today, and what it might mean tomorrow.