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 282: The Steampunk, Sapphire, and Apple Watch Episode 8:40 PM, Nov. 26th, 2014

Bryan and Jeff get their steampunk nerdery on this week after finding some amazingly cool USB drive designs. They also have something to say about…

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Mar. 19th, 2014 ACM 247: New iPhones, Old iPads, and Sorting Out Rumors

    Apple added an 8GB version of the iPhone 5C to its product lineup, but not in many markets. The company also replaced the iPad 2 with the formerly discontinued fourth generation iPad, Microsoft is finally bringing its Office suite to the iPad, and it turns out DigiTimes reports aren't always wrong. All that, and Jeff and Bryan fill you in on their upcoming Macworld/iWorld appearances.

  7. Mar. 12th, 2014 ACM 246: The Year of Tim Cook and the Goodies in iOS 7.1

    It's 2014 and Jeff and Bryan think this is the year that will define Tim Cook's leadership at Apple. They also take a look at iOS 7.12, share some tips, talk about some cool Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects, and discover exactly why you should lock cats outside of the recording studio.

  8. Mar. 5th, 2014 ACM 245: Apple Shareholders, Global Expansion, and Court Oopsies

    Apple's shareholders got to see the angry side of CEO Tim Cook at the company's annual meeting last week, the company is hiring engineers outside the United States, which should have competitors worried, and CFO Peter Oppenheimer is retiring. Apple also has to deal with a bug legal fumble because it accidentally released the same confidential documents Samsung got in trouble over sharing. Jeff and Bryan take a look at all three topics, and try to deal with the realization that they fell out of the linear time stream.

  9. Feb. 26th, 2014 ACM 244: Apple Crashes MWC Party, Disney Cozies Up with iTunes Store

    Samsung may have been present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but Apple managed to win an award without even bothering to show up. Jeff and Bryan take a look at that news, along with Samsung's new smartphone and smart watch announcements, tributes to Steve Jobs, Disney's new movie team up with the iTunes Store, and more.

  10. Feb. 19th, 2014 ACM 243: Apple’s Cranky Advertisers and Listener’s Choice Topics

    Advertisers aren't happy with Apple's tight secrecy over user data and want to see a policy change. Listeners gave Jeff and Bryan some topic ideas, too, that sent them off on discussions about Apple TV, Netflix, product code names, and Tim Cook's recent visits to Turkey and the UAE.