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 277: Apple Pay, Apple Designs, and iPad as a Laptop Replacement 5:30 PM, Oct. 23rd, 2014

Apple Pay is out and in the wild now that Apple has released iOS 8.1. Jeff and Bryan share their thoughts on how successful the…

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. May. 21st, 2014 ACM 255: Apple Doomsday Criers and Ad-Supported Technology

    Apple is doomed! Doomed! Or, at least it is according to Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry. Jeff and Bryan call Trip to task for his off-base prognostication and take a look at why TMO's Apple Death Knell Counter still gets entries. They also have some pretty strong opinions on Google collecting our personal information and what that's doing to consumer trust.

  4. May. 14th, 2014 ACM 254: iPhone 6 Rumors, Apple wants Beats, and Cryptocurrency Woes

    Interest in Apple's unannounced iPhone 6 is on the rise, and there are plenty of rumors about what's in store. Jeff and Bryan take a look at few and offer their take on whether or not they're legit. There's also the report that Apple is buying Beats, and a cryptocurrency online vault was hacked, so there's more than enough for them to talk about this week.

  5. May. 7th, 2014 ACM 253: Apple’s MedTech Move and Samsung’s a Big Old Copycat

    Apple's long list of hires from the medical and fitness industries has the medtech market worried about what might be coming from Cupertino, and rightly so. Turns out Samsung has a history of copying other companies, plus Apple won another JD Power award, and the NSA is making it hard for us to trust the tech industry. Jeff and Bryan dive into all these stories with a little Doomsday action on the side.

  6. Apr. 30th, 2014 ACM 252: Amazon’s ComiXology Blow and Apple’s Rumored Search Engine

    Apple's 7-to-1 stock split is about to happen, so Jeff and Bryan dive into what that means for shareholders big and small. They also have plenty to say about Amazon's new place in the digital comic market thanks to its ComiXology purchase, and they look at the possibility of an Apple-run online search engine.

  7. Apr. 23rd, 2014 ACM 251: What’s in an Upgrade, Apple’s Google Gambit, the Future of iPhone

    Dave Hamilton sits in for Jeff Gamet this week, and he and Bryan Chaffin gab about Mac upgrades, Apple's courtroom Google gambit, and what they think Apple's iPhone lineup will look like by the end of 2014. They also chew on Apple's decision to open up Mavericks betas to the public.

  8. Apr. 16th, 2014 ACM 250: Apple’s iPhone Pricing, Samsung’s Fudging, Amazon’s Ambition

    Apple is rumored to want $100 more for a larger screen iPhone 6 than iPhones past. Bryan and Jeff say, "Well, duh!" They also take a look at Samsung getting caught fudging its tablet sales and Amazon's hardware ambitions. Come on, let's hear it! Who's been waiting anxiously for an Amazon smartphone? That's right, no one.

  9. Apr. 10th, 2014 ACM 249: King Jony and the TV Settop Box Wars

    Apple's Sir Jony Ive is the one guy in charge of all of the company's software design now that Greg Christie is out, there's finally a rumor about the iWatch that both Jeff and Bryan think is right, and the set top box war is heating up with Apple, Amazon, Roku, and now Google getting in on the game. All that, and Bryan has a special offer for bitcoin fans.

  10. Apr. 2nd, 2014 ACM 248: Macworld/iWorld Roundup, Apple v. Samsung, and Amazon’s Fire TV

    Jeff and Bryan survived last week's Macworld/iWorld conference and are here to tell you about what they saw, the cool products they found, and all the great stuff you missed. They also take a look at the just started second patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung, and offer up their take on Amazon's new Fire TV set top streaming content device.