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 295: Pebble Time, Samsung Cars, and Being an Apple Fan Today 6:53 PM, Feb. 25th, 2015

Does Samsung want to make an electric car? Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin think so. They also look at the Pebble Time, which has raised…

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Nov. 13th, 2013 ACM 230: iPad mini with RD, Apple and Samsung, iBooks Developments

    Apple released the iPad mini with Retina Display-without a launch event-and Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin talk about what they think that means. Some new additions to iBooks also got the boys thinking about how far Apple will go to make iBooks competitive. The squeezed in thoughts about Apple v. Samsung, Apple's donation service for Haiyan Typhoon, and...Bitcoins?

  7. Nov. 6th, 2013 ACM 229: Apple Talks Out, and So Do Jeff and Bryan

    Apple speaks up about equal rights for the LGBT community and details, as best it can, how many government requests it gets for our personal information. There's also plenty for Jeff and Bryan to say about the brand new iPad Air, the feature-poor versions of Apple's iWork apps, and Apple's new sapphire business.

  8. Oct. 31st, 2013 ACM 228: Three Nightmare Scenarios for Apple

    In this year's special Halloween edition of the Apple Context Machine Jeff and Bryan take a look at Apple's nightmare scenarios. Their interns, Sierra and Aynseley, find a way to get in on the action, too, or at least into Jeff and Bryan's candy stash.

  9. Oct. 23rd, 2013 ACM 227: Apple’s Media Event, the New Mac Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini

    Apple conveniently scheduled its media event yesterday, which means that Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin get to talk about all the cool new products that were announced. There are new Mac Pros, new iPads, and we squeezed in a little chat about the new MacBook Pros, too. Plus, Bryan is all hopped on on iced latte's, so all kinds of fun ensues.

  10. Oct. 16th, 2013 ACM 226: Apple’s New Retail Boss and We’re Google’s New Ads

    It took a year, but Apple finally found someone to fill the roll of retail chief with the hiring of Angela Ahrendts from Burberry. We're the new marketing system for Google ads, and our faces will show up as product endorsements. That gets Bryan all fired up, and Jeff isn't too pleased, either. They also talk about HTC's entry into the smartphone fingerprint scanner game, and a memoir about Steve Jobs from his first girlfriend.