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 321: An Afternoon with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus 3:48 PM, Aug. 26th, 2015

Bryan is on vacation this week, so Jeff asked Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus on as a special guest. Bob offered up some advice on when…

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  1. Jun. 17th, 2015 ACM 311: XARA Security Flaw in iOS and OS X, and Samsung’s PR Fumble

    Apple is facing criticism over a just announced zero day security flaw that could expose your Keychain passwords. Jeff and Bryan look at what the threat is and how it impacts Mac, iPhone, and iPad users, plus they have plenty to say about the copycat Samsung product "ransom note," and a call to kill off the Mac.

  2. Jun. 10th, 2015 ACM 310: WWDC 2015’s Big Announcments

    It's Worldwide Developer Conference week, and Apple announced a lot for OS X, iOS, and Apple Watch. Jeff and Bryan have plenty to say about Apple's Proactive Assistant for Siri, Metal and OS X El Capitan, Spotlight improvements, Swift 2 going open source, and more.

  3. Jun. 3rd, 2015 ACM 309: Tim Cook on Encryption, Plus Apple’s Upcoming Projects

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out again against government eroding our privacy. Jeff and Bryan offer up their thoughts on why that's important, plus they look at Apple's rumored competitor to Google Now, and the company's secret projects.

  4. May. 27th, 2015 ACM 308: Jony Ive’s New Job, Cortana, and Apple Watch Wish List

    Apple has a new job title for Jony Ive: Chief Design Officer. Jeff and Bryan have some thoughts on what the means for Apple, plus they share their thoughts on Microsoft bringing Cortana voice recognition to the iPhone, and talk about features they'd like to see come to Apple Watch.

  5. May. 20th, 2015 ACM 307 - Dr. Mac’s One Tip for Mastering Your Mac, Apple TV, and the Importance of Encryption

    Bryan Chaffin is joined this week by Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus on the Apple Context Machine. They look at Dr. Mac's one tip for making the most of your Mac, whether or not Apple was ever going to make a television set, and Apple's support for encryption that actually works.

  6. May. 13th, 2015 ACM 306: Living with Apple Watch, Tony Fadell’s Watches, and Wearable Security

    Bryan joined the ranks of the Apple Watch owners, and he was surprised at his reaction to his fancy new smartwatch. Jeff and Bryan explore the changes Apple Watch has made in their lives already, plus they look at Tony Fadell and how his watch collection shows off who he is and what he might bring to wearable computer. And just for grins, they look at wearable tech cybersecurity, too.

  7. May. 6th, 2015 ACM 305: Applebots, Streaming Music, and Apple’s Pending Doom

    Apple is making a move into the Internet search world, and Jeff and Bryan debate exactly what that may mean for the company and potential competitors. They also take a look at Apple's apparent strong arm tactics for swinging streaming music deals, and claims that the company's eminent doom is on the horizon.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.