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 265: Ford goes iPhone and Facebook’s App Breakup 11:45 PM, Jul. 30th, 2014

Ford is giving BlackBerry a big kick in the pants by dumping the company's smartphones in favor of Apple's iPhone. Jeff and Bryan have plenty…

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  1. May. 22nd, 2013 ACM 205: Apple Tax Hearings & Samsung’s Delusions

    Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer testified before a U.S. Senate committee on the company's tax practices and the need for tax law reform. Jeff and Bryan dive into that and take a look at Samsung's delusions of relevance in the smartphone market at Google's expense.

  2. May. 15th, 2013 ACM 204: Google Hangouts, BlackBerry & Apple’s Competition

    Apple's competitors have been busy, so this week Jeff and Bryan take a look at Google's just announced music streaming service, new online photo editing and storage features, updated Hangouts options, HTC's stumble with its Facebook Phone, and BlackBerry's decision to offer its Messenger service on the iPhone and Android devices.

  3. May. 8th, 2013 ACM 203: Adobe’s New Cloud Maneuver & Apple’s Lost Message

    Adobe announced the end of its traditional licensing model for Photoshop, InDesign and the rest of the Creative Suite apps, and just like all of those app's users, Jeff and Bryan have plenty to say on the subject. That, and Bryan says Apple lost control over its message, but has an opportunity to recover.

  4. May. 1st, 2013 ACM 202: The Apple Competitor Disconnect

    BlackBerry's CEO seems to think the tablet market is a dead end despite the iPad's success, Microsoft can't seem to find its target audience for commercials, and Jeff and Bryan disagree on what they think Apple's iPhone strategy will be. All that, and it's poke-Bryan-with-a-stick week.

  5. Apr. 24th, 2013 ACM 201: An In-Depth Look at AAPL’s Q2 2013 Earnings Report

    Apple announced its second fiscal quarter earnings this week, so Jeff and Bryan dive in to sort out what mattered, what hints at future plans were shared, and what impact waiting until fall to release new products may have. They did their best to stay on topic, but you should bring along your sci-fi hat, too.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.