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 357: Interview with John Sculley on Apple, Steve Jobs, Moonshots, Healthcare, More 4:50 PM, Apr. 25th, 2016

In this special edition Apple Context Machine, Bryan interviews John Sculley, former CEO of Apple. Topics include his time with Apple, a look at Apple…

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  1. Oct. 7th, 2015 ACM 327: Competing with Google Now, Apple’s Other New Campus, iPad Pro for Artists

    Google Now is taking another leap forward, and that has Jeff and Bryan questioning how Siri's Proactive can catch up. They also look at how artists are reacting to the iPad Pro, what's up with the second new campus Apple is working on, and how they're using the iPhone 6s.

  2. Sep. 30th, 2015 ACM 326: iPhone Sizes, Content Blockers, Streaming Music Cut

    Adam Christianson joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss why he's happy he downsized to the iPhone 6s, content blockers and ad-blocking, and Apple's in-app purchase cut when it comes to streaming music. Plus, Adam commits-with all of you as witness-to only using the iPad Pro instead of his laptop when he leaves his office to work. Check it out!

  3. Sep. 23rd, 2015 ACM 325: It’s Apple Car Time, iOS 9’s Proactive Feature vs. Google Now

    Comments from the automotive industry drive home why it's time for Apple to step in with some big time disruption. Jeff and Bryan dive into comments from a former GM executive, plus they offer up some thoughts on iOS 9's Proactive feature and how it compares to Google Now.

  4. Sep. 16th, 2015 ACM 324: Apple TV, Woz on the Steve Jobs Movie, Listener Comments

    Jeff and Bryan have more to say about Apple TV and where it fits in the streaming entertainment market, plus they look at Steve Wozniak's reaction to the Steve Jobs movie starring Michael Fassbender, and they dig into some reader comments.

  5. Sep. 9th, 2015 ACM 323: Apple “Hey Siri” Media Event Analysis

    Apple hosted its "Hey Siri, give us a hint" media event today where the iPad Pro, new Apple TV, and updates iPhone models were introduced. Jeff and Bryan dive into the Apple Watch's new colors, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro's features and companion Apple Pencil, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, 3D Touch, updated cameras, and more.

  6. Sep. 2nd, 2015 ACM 322: Apple’s TV Shows, Ian Rogers’ New Job, iPhone Jailbreaking

    Apple is reportedly looking to create original content for Apple TV in the form its own TV shows and movies. Jeff and Bryan offer up their thoughts on whether or not Apple is in a position to make that happen, plus they look at Ian Rogers' unexpected departure from Apple Music, and why jailbreaking your iPhone may not be such a good idea.

  7. Aug. 26th, 2015 ACM 321: An Afternoon with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus

    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 it's time to replace your Mac, and they also talked about Logic Pro and Alchemy, music subscription services, Bob's home grown TV show, and more.

  8. Aug. 19th, 2015 ACM 320: Apple Pay, Google OnHub, Apple Music Stats

    Bryan is on vacation this week, so Jeff asked John Martellaro on as a special guest and they had plenty to talk about. First up was the status of Apple Pay and it's impact on credit card transactions, then they looked at Google's just announced OnHub Wi-Fi router and smart home hub, and finally MusicWatch's data on Apple Music subscribers. Jeff also slips up and mentions that Bryan is really in the Witness Protection Program.

  9. Aug. 12th, 2015 ACM 319: Google and Alphabet, HomeKit, Apple Maps

    Google shook up the tech world this week when it announced it's new parent company: Alphabet. Jeff and Bryan offer up their thoughts on Alphabet and what it means for the companies under its umbrella, as well as Google's founders. They also share their experiences trying out HomeKit gear, and using Apple Watch on a long road trip.

  10. Aug. 5th, 2015 ACM 318: Apple’s MVNO, Digital Privacy, the Lexus Hover Board Revisited

    Despite reports to the contrary, Apple says it doesn't have plans to launch its own MVNO service for iPhone owners. Jeff and Bryan look at the report and Apple's denial, and discuss why an Apple MVNO could be cool. They also offer up their take on digital privacy and the role the government is trying to push onto Apple and other software makers, plus they revisit the Lexus hover board.