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 290: Apple’s Political Game, and Switzerland’s Smart Watch Plans 7:55 PM, Jan. 21st, 2015

Politics are playing a bigger part in Apple's world, and that means more money spent on lobbying. Jeff and Bryan talk about Apple's growing involvement…

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  1. Jan. 29th, 2014 ACM 240: AAPL Earnings, Crazy Investors, and Happy Birthday Mac

    Apple reported record revenue and strong iPhone sales for its first fiscal quarter in 2014, but not all investors were happy and a couple big names even called the company to task in their own special ways. Google surprised the tech world by announcing it's selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, the Mac turned 30, and Bryan has a new toy.

  2. Jan. 22nd, 2014 ACM 239: Judge Cote Goes Boom, Samsung Sees Doom

    It's been a busy week in court with Judge Cote's ebook antitrust monitor getting shut down by an Appeals Judge, and Judge Koh ruling one Samsung's patents isn't valid and the company is infringing on one of Apple's. HP is jumping back in time and selling Windows 7 PCs instead of Windows 8, plus it's the 30th anniversary of the Mac. So much for Jeff and Bryan to talk about.

  3. Jan. 15th, 2014 ACM 238: CES Stuff, Apple and the Judge, Net Neutrality, Google Buys Nest

    Jeff and Bryan look back at the joys of CES and that time they caught the plague. They also talk about the continuing dust-up between Apple and Judge Denise Cote, the new threat to Net Neutrality, and the implications of Google buying home thermostat king Nest.

  4. Jan. 1st, 2014 ACM 237: Jeff and Bryan’s 2013 Apple Wrap Up and 2014 Predictions

    With 2013 behind us and 2014 ahead, Jeff and Bryan take a look at what they saw as the big Apple related stories for the past year and then offer up some predictions for what they see coming over the next 12 months. There's iPhone and iPad talk, some Samsung smack down time, and more.

  5. Dec. 25th, 2013 ACM 236: Apple, Samsung, China Mobile, Mac Pro, and Jeff and Bryan’s Xmas Skit

    Jeff and Bryan would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas, and they have a heart-warming skit involving those rascally interns-Sierra and Aynseley-to prove it. They also talk about Apple shipping the Mac Pro and making it in Austin, those creepy new commercials from Samsung and Nokia, Bill Gates and his cow, Tim Cook's plans for 2014, and they even find some room for China Mobile.

  6. Dec. 18th, 2013 ACM 235: Mr. Cook Goes to Washington, Apple Bests the Chip World

    Tech Industry leaders are pushing the White House to curb NSA surveillance, Apple is ready to unleash the redesigned Mac Pro, and Beyonce proves the iTunes Store is a big player in the music industry. As if that isn't enough to keep Jeff and Bryan talking, they also take a look at Apple's 64-bit chip launch that blind sided its competition and Samsung's early moves to copy Apple in the retail space.

  7. Dec. 11th, 2013 ACM 234: Apple, Microsoft and Mergers that Just Won’t Happen

    One analyst thinks Apple and Microsoft will have to merge into a single company to fight off Google and Facebook, so Jeff and Bryan take it upon themselves to explain why he's flat-out wrong. They also dive into Apple's iBeacon deployment, the call for NSA reform, the media calling out Judge Cote in Apple's antitrust case, and whether or not it's time to cut the cable cord.

  8. Dec. 4th, 2013 ACM 233: Apple v. Judge Cote and Samsung v. Consequences

    Apple's ongoing legal antitrust fight in the United States is starting to look like a battle between the company and Judge Cote how oversaw the trial and now the monitor that she ordered to make sure there aren't any more shenanigans. Jeff and Bryan take a look at that, plus Apple's proposed sanctions for Samsung's confidential document leak, Thanksgiving and Black Friday iPad sales, and Bryan manages to sneak in a little Bitcoin talk, too.

  9. Nov. 27th, 2013 ACM 232: Jeff and Bryan’s Expensive Apple and Gagdet Shopping Guide

    Jeff and Bryan put together their shopping guide for 2013, and it turns out they've been looking at some fairly expensive gifts. They have awesome desktop speakers, cool stands, leather iPad Air cases, quality iPad styluses (or stylii, as Bryan insisted on calling them), fitness stuff, stuff for the house, and an expensive game for your iPad. Giddy-up, pretend that you're thinking about shopping for someone else, and enjoy.

  10. Nov. 20th, 2013 ACM 231: Apple’s PrimeSense Move and Coin Is Your New Credit Card

    Apple may be buying the company behind Microsoft's Kinect motion tracking, but not so you can practice your dance moves in front of your TV. Rumors say your next iPhone will be bigger, Coin is aiming to change how you use your credit cards, and speaking of credit cards, Jeff and Bryan share a couple cool products that'll make you whip out your plastic.