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 250: Apple’s iPhone Pricing, Samsung’s Fudging, Amazon’s Ambition 10:02 PM, Apr. 16th, 2014

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…

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  1. Apr. 18th, 2013 ACM 200: The Long One with Guests & Apple Predictions

    It's the 200th episode of the Apple Context Machine, and while Jeff and Bryan really tried to put together just another episode, they kept getting interrupted by tech industry luminaries sharing their thoughts on what's in store for Apple. The list of anniversary episode guests included Dave Hamilton, Bob LeVitus, Ricky Spero, Gene Steinberg, and Peter Cohen. Warning: This is a long one.

  2. Apr. 10th, 2013 ACM 199: Facebook’s Home & Goodbye, Ron

    Facebook is hoping to take over Android phones with its new Home interface, but consumers still use their iPhones and iPads far more than their Android-toting friends. Apple's former retail boss, Ron Johnson, is on the job hunt again, too, which gives Jeff and Bryan plenty to talk about this week on the Apple Context Machine.

  3. Apr. 3rd, 2013 ACM 198: Big Changes for Macworld/iWorld & iOS 7

    Macworld/iWorld is on the move, at least on the calendar. Jeff and Bryan take a look at what's up with IDG rescheduling the annual conference for 2014, what that means for exhibitors and attendees, and whether or not the move is a good thing. They also have some thoughts about what may be in store for iOS 7, and even manage to invent a new animal.

  4. Mar. 27th, 2013 ACM 197: Apple in China & Melissa’s iPhone Photo Import Tip

    China isn't happy with Apple and has gone so far as to start a public news campaign claiming the company doesn't treat its citizens as well as customers in other countries. Jeff and Bryan dig into the situation, and get a surprise visit from TMO's Melissa Holt.

  5. Mar. 20th, 2013 ACM 196: The Apple & Samsung Mystery Machine

    Apple hired away Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch, and Samsung hosted an interesting yet baffling Galaxy S IV launch event. Both left Jeff and Bryan scratching their heads, so they do their best to sort them out and figure out what's really going on.

  6. Mar. 13th, 2013 ACM 195: The Apple Investor Circus

    Apple's cash on hand is at its highest point so far and investors want some of that back. The company's stock is lower than it has been for months, and some analysts are lowering their expectations for Apple based on rumors and speculation. That means it's time for Jeff and Bryan to put on their schoolin' caps and dive into the world of Apple investors.

  7. Mar. 6th, 2013 ACM 194: Meet the Future: Google Now & Apple Siri

    Google Now is a compelling example of how our smartphones can take an active role today in organizing our lives, but Apple's Siri shows the potential to be a big player, too. In this episode of The Apple Context Machine, Jeff and Bryan take a look at both, talk about who has the clear lead today, and what the future holds for our pocket-sized personal assistants.

  8. May. 3rd, 2012 ACM 193: Microsoft’s Nook Move, Tablets, Amazon TV Shows

    Microsoft is investing over $300 million in Barnes & Noble’s Nook ebook reader business, Apple’s iPad snagged nearly 70 percent of the tablet market, and Amazon wants you to watch its TV shows. Jeff and Bryan are back with their thoughts on all those topics - plus a few random ideas thrown in for good measure - on yet another Apple Context Machine.

  9. Apr. 25th, 2012 ACM 192: Q2 Earnings, Refrigerator Toasters & WWDC

    Jeff and Bryan are back with a new Apple Context Machine where they talk about Apple’s record breaking second quarter earnings report, Tim Cook’s take on combination refrigerator toasters, and the just announced - and already sold out - Worldwide Developers Conference.

  10. Oct. 31st, 2011 ACM 191: Halloween Special - A World without Apple

    In the special Halloween edition of the Apple Context Machine Jeff and Bryan jump into an alternate timeline where Apple never existed to take a look at what our lives might be like without the computing revolution that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started over 30 years ago.