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 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…

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  1. Jul. 9th, 2015 ACM 314: Declining Apple Watch Sales, PHATASS, and Apple’s Failed Antitrust Appeal

    Slice Intelligence says that sales of Apple Watch are declining. Precipitously. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet look at those numbers and talk about what they might mean. Spoiler: Bryan thinks Apple Watch is failing to delight most customers. They also look at PHATASS, a new album from Prince Harvey recorded entirely at an Apple Store during business hours. And just for fun they they take dig into Apple's recent failed antitrust appeal.

  2. Jul. 1st, 2015 ACM 313: Apple Music First Impressions, Steve Jobs Movie Trailer

    After getting to play with Apple Music for a day Jeff and Bryan have some thoughts on the latest entry into the streaming music market. They share what they like, what's working well, what isn't, and more. They also have plenty to say about the just released trailer for this fall's Steve Jobs movie.

  3. Jun. 24th, 2015 ACM 312: Music Isn’t Worth What it Used to Be

    The music industry is changing, and artist's work isn't worth what it once was. Jeff and Bryan look at how the music market has changed over the years, why music has been devalued, and what some artists are doing to stay in the industry. They also check out a really cool hoverboard prototype from Lexus.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.