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 361: Purism, Privacy, Apple, and Surveillance Capitalism 4:40 PM, May. 25th, 2016

In this special episode of The Apple Context Machine, Bryan and Jeff talk with Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism. His company is dedicated…

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  1. Nov. 4th, 2015 ACM 331: The New Apple TV, Facebook’s Android Dog Food, Gest, and 100 Year Old Computers

    The new Apple TV is here, and Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin discuss a the first few days of using the device. They also look at Facebook's decision to force some of its developers to eat their own dog food and use Android devices. Peering into the future, they look at a Kickstarter project called Gest, and then dip way into the past and talk about a 102 year old computer beneath the Apple Store in Grand Central.

  2. Oct. 29th, 2015 ACM 330: Apple’s Big Q4 2015 Earnings Report and ACM’s Halloween Adventure

    Apple reported big numbers during its fourth quarter earnings call yesterday. Jeff and Bryan sort out Apple's revenue and earnings, China's place in Apple's game plan, and what other news sites got wrong about Android switchers. They also try to keep track of the interns, Sierra and Ayneseley, on their Halloween trick-or-treat adventure.

  3. Oct. 21st, 2015 ACM 329: Apple on CISA, Google Photo Search Stats, and Star Wars

    Apple's public stance against the U.S. government's CISA legislation has Jeff and Bryan talking about digital privacy. They also look at how much Google knows about us from our personal photo searches, respond to listener comments, and share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars movie trailer.

  4. Oct. 14th, 2015 ACM 328: Smartphone Cameras, Listener Mail, Court Monitors, and Mac Desktops

    Jeff and Bryan dig into new digital camera technologies and their impact on both smartphones and DSLRs. Then they crack open the listener mail 'cause they have some 'splainin' to do, and discuss how interesting it is that Judge Denise Cote quickly agreed to dismiss the monitor she appointed to watch Apple. For an overtime rant, they talk about Apple's new awesome iMacs and the sorry state of the Mac Pro.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.