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 285: Apple’s iPod Lawsuit Victory and Tag Heuer’s Smart Watch Plans 5:44 PM, Dec. 17th, 2014

The jury in the class action lawsuit claiming Apple violated antitrust rules to unfairly keep competitors out of the mobile device music market shot down…

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Jul. 16th, 2014 ACM 263: Apple Gets Serious about Enterprise, Samsung Coverage Turns

    Apple is making a new push into the enterprise market with IBM, and that could spell bad news for Android smartphone and tablet makers. Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin Share their thoughts on the MobileFirst for iOS program, take a look at the state of the smartphone industry and how coverage of Samsung is beginning to turn, and more.

  4. Jul. 9th, 2014 ACM 262: Apple’s Threat to High-End Watch Makers

    Apple may be set to accidentally impact the high-end watch market when its rumored iWatch ships later this year. Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin go deep into that, plus they look at the damage Amazon could unleash on the book industry with its contract fight with Hachette.

  5. Jul. 2nd, 2014 ACM 261: Facebook Has Privacy Issues and Amazon’s Damaging the Comic Industry

    Facebook has broken user's trust thanks to an experiment it conducted where we were the subjects without our knowledge. Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin dive into the whole Facebook mess, and online social networking in general. They also have some favorite iPhone and iPad games to share, and take a look at ComiXology's new customer survey than may be getting results the company didn't expect.

  6. Jun. 25th, 2014 ACM 260: Google I/O, Nest and Giving Up Our Privacy

    Google's I/O conference keynote happened earlier today and the Internet search giant made it clear it wants a place on our wrists and in our homes. Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin talk about why it's up to Apple to think outside the box in the wearables market, what Google's plans means for our personal privacy, and how they feel about Nest sharing our information with Google.

  7. Jun. 18th, 2014 ACM 259: Apple’s New iMac, Adobe’s Stylus and Amazon’s Phone

    It's hardware-palooza day on Apple Context Machine with Apple introducing a new entry level 21.5-inch iMac, Amazon unveiling its Android-based Fire Phone smartphone, and Adobe launching its own iPad stylus and ruler combo called Ink and Slide. Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin dive into all three announcements and don't hold back on what they do -- and don't -- like.

  8. Jun. 11th, 2014 ACM 258: Google in Orbit, EU Tax Headaches, and Apple’s Fitness Philosophy

    Google is taking to the skies, or more accurately, to orbit with its own satellite imaging company, the European Union isn't happy with Ireland's corporate tax laws, and Apple wants us to exploit our personal fitness data, not other companies. Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin talk about what all of that means for Apple, plus they have a little Bel-Air easter egg for you.

  9. Jun. 4th, 2014 ACM 257: WWDC 2014 Roundup

    Apple hosted its annual keynote presentation at Worldwide Developer Conference this week, so Jeff and Bryan have plenty to talk about. They took a look at what they like from iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, how Apple is marginalizing Google branding in searches, the move towards smart home control, health and fitness tracking, and more.

  10. May. 29th, 2014 ACM 256: Apple Gets its Beats On and Home Automation

    Apple finally brought an end to the speculation Wednesday afternoon when it announced the planned purchase of Beats Music. Jeff and Bryan prognosticate on what that means for Apple and the music industry, talk about Apple's rumored plans for home automation and how Google's Nest Thermostat purchase plays in, and look at Amazon's bully tactics in the book market.